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Boomkat Product Review:
Hip-house and Eurodance-slanted Kwaito rarity from South Africa, ’92, reissued for the first time
An effusive example of South Africa on the cusp of repealing Apartheid, Macambo’s sole, eponymous album was issued in 1992, and original copies now trade for triple figures, if you can find one. Selected Works have stepped up to give it a second life, spinning out eight tracks that variously break the usual SA dance speed limit, beside more typical gems of slow-house and boogie flavour.
Expect pumping fusions of Eurohouse, replete with big keys and hip-house rap, soaring pads and horns, just like they used to do it, plus a UK street soul-tinged groover and a gospel-soul touched winner that unusually makes us feel like we’re traipsing Matalan at a windy shopping park in ’94.