Boomkat Product Review:
Autonomous Africa and The Green Door Studio present the first fruit of a great new project recorded by local youth musicians in Ghana, Belize with members and pals of Golden Teacher in Glasgow.
Tooled up with a mobile recording studio, the Glasgow contingent travelled between bases to record a wealth of original lyrics, vocals and traditional instrumentation which were later spiced up with keyboards, drum machines and dub FX to represent what you see and hear in front of ya.
Opening with a brassy soca bounce 'Youth Stand Up!' a charged yet playful session unfolds between the woozy female chorales and minimal electro of 'Ava Wo Nane' and the percolated, 'Sandwiches'-style rudeness of 'Tuteme Vs. Tafi Atome at The Green Door', setting a wide-open agenda supple enough to take in the no wavy disco funk licks of 'Come With Me' and the side-winding electro-soul shuffle of 'Beat The Drum' beside skewed, bubblin' dancehall from the nth dimension in 'Set Upon The River'.
As will become clear, this isn't polite "traditional" music neutered for Western ears; it's proper, street-level dance music that should appeal to all open-minded sensibilities and dancefloors who're up for it.