Boomkat Product Review:
Invisible City Editions prize another disco pearl from the clutches of history with reissue of Oluko Imo’s sultry, subtly acidic disco blinder, Praise Jah dusted down and primed for big grins in the dance.
Every inch a cult anthem (with 2nd hand prices to prove it) Praise Jah was written by multi instrumentalist Oluko Imo after arriving in New York from Trinidad in the late ‘70s, where he was member of groups including Black Truth Rhythm Band.
The sound of New York clearly had a sway on Imo’s sound, where the results heard on Praise Jah patently blend the breeze and lilt of original soca and reggae with rude and wild electronics to properly hypnotic effect.
That wriggling bass, those daubs of strings, the simmering vocals, streaking electronics and utterly reverent vocal are simply powerful. We can only recommend buying two copies and rubbing it next to the dub ‘cause you’ll want to play this out for as long as possible.