Premiere: James Stewart feat. Ayuune Sule – Where Are You Going? (SMBD People Dub)


An open road presents opportunities and risks; unknown and exciting prospects could lie ahead, if they chose to embark on the trip. Better to keep moving than to stay stationary, best to keep going forward than to look back. After all it’s about the journey, not the ending…

The next outing on Mawimbi Records is a collaborative release from Black Atlantic co-founder and resident James Stewart and Ghanaian kologo musician Ayuune Sule. After booking kologo music star King Ayisoba for several shows in his native Lyon, Stewart struck up a friendship with Sule and being enchanted by both his vocals and his humility invited him to record vocals for two of his demos, resulting in a crossover of contemporary styles and traditional kologo music.

Shared in two parts, one deep and percussive and the other a four-to-the-floor take, the aptly titled “Where Are We Going?” shares a message of caring for one another and our communities while we are unsure what the future holds. It gets the remix treatment from Worldwide FM resident Simbad under his SMBD moniker who offers two versions: an emotive house cut and a spiritual dubbed-out version.