Ransom Note Records Announce New Ep From Bryte X Gafacci


Following on from Placid One's superb C Balloon EP, our next release on Ransom Note Records is something of a curveball, albeit one we're ridiculously excited to be putting out.

Originally surfacing on various YouTube dance videos a couple years back, Ghanaian MC Bryte's 'I Like Your Girlfriend' has since become a word-of-mouth classic. The shitty quality video rip of his bizarro lyrics leaping over producer Gafacci's impeccable grime-meets-afrohouse beat has been a much-loved secret weapon in the sets of DJs that know for a minute now – heavy support from the likes of Bok Bok, Mixpak, Max le Daron, Feadz, Murder He Wrote and Lorenzo BITW.

Coming from Accra’s booming Azonto dance scene, where tracks are knocked out in makeshift home-built studios then swapped through social media apps on smartphones, a proper release of 'I Like Your Girlfriend' has long remained a holy grail. After months of searching, several Western Union transfers, hundreds of WhatsApp messages and no lack of determination, we finally managed to legitimately sign the track, and are now set to give a modern classic the 12” release it deserves.

The release also features Gafacci's original instrumental, and vinyl buyers get Bryte's acapella as a special bonus. Remixes come from Ransom Note favourite Bawrut, who provides a triumphant, tropical acid rework; Ahadadream, who smashes out wild horns and the grizzly bass of classic UK funky; and Oyinboy, who ramps up the chaos with a 140 bpm reggaeton explosion.

Out 11th August on digi and 12", I Like Your Girlfriend is now available for pre-order on our Bandcamp, where all orders will come with a special limited edition print. Preview the whole record below:

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