Dom Servini’s “Dele Sosimi Retrospective” : The Ransom Note Mix
They say that certain individuals are born with music in their DNA. Few can argue with such a statement when looking back upon the career and continued commitment of Dele Sosimi to his art.
Between 1979 and 1986 he performed and recorded with Fela Kuti, afrobeat pioneer and legend. Following that he went on to form The Positive Force alongside Femi Kuti Many years later he now resides in London and works with his own Afrobeat Orchestra. London based record label the Wah Wah 45s spotted an opportunity within the music of Dele Sosimi and as a result recently unleashed a collection of dub edits on the label. Reimagined by Prince Fatty and Nostalgia 77 the pair revisited six of Dele Sosimi's tracks and skewed them with a sound built for soundsystems the world over. Following this release it seemed a fitting opportunity to explore the musical career of Dele Sosimi in full, by no means is this mix a reflection of that, however Dom Servini of Wah Wah 45s offers an insight into one of afrobeats most valuable players. Listen to the mix below:
Buy the release HERE. Dom Servini will appear at The London Jazz Film Festival HERE.