Boomkat Product Review:
Expanded reissue of Zazou Bikaye’s 1988 Afro-Acid zinger, including a bonus cut ‘Ba Wele’ from the ‘Guilty’ album
It’s all about the two remixes, which were originally on the 1988 pressing’s B-side but are now prioritised on the A-side, giving up the zig-zagging 303 and melodic chants of ‘Na Kenda (Afro-Acid Mix)’, and the more stripped down swerve of the ‘Techno Dub’ mix, both executed by Vincent Kenis a.k.a. Aksak Maboul, or even Mr. Big Mouse on this occasion.
The originals are a bit corny and haven’t travelled so well, but like much stuff from the late ‘80s, the real gold is in the dance mixes.