by Dem Juju Poets

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lecyclone Two fat moving tracks that we can listen on repeat ;) such a great work and i'm so eager to listen a full EP !!
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Paul Murphy Modern Afrobeatin' boogie with some retrodelic twists. Both sides exceptionally creative, the vocals on side A taking you right there to a hot smokey night in Zaire and the jazz inflected b completes the picture. I've been playing this music since the 70's and this is a slab of vinyl that gets my goats to the bus stop! Favorite track: People's Republic.
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After releasing the first single Voodoo Jazz end of 2016 the journey of Dem Juju Poets keeps on with Barabara, the first single taken off their forthcoming album Liberated Thoughts out due early 2017 on Matasuna Records.

David Hanke aka Renegades Of Jazz, brainchild behind Dem Juju Poets, keeps on with his distinctive Afro sound and delivers a great 45 in various styles. As the Renegades Of Jazz journey will take a step away from Afrofunk music, Dem Juju Poets will be now the main outfit for Hanke to release more Afro driven music in the future.

Barabara is a heavy piece of dancefloor Afrojazz goodness, decent horn sections, tough drums and rich percussions combined with vintage vocals. People's Republic is a organ and flute driven Afrosoul tune with a heavy brass riff, thriving percussions and flute solos galore.

Some shouts:

"Like this a lot! Can't wait till the vinyl gets released!" DJ Maestro, Blue Note Records (Amsterdam | Netherlands)


released December 2, 2016

David Hanke



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Matasuna Records, founded in 2016, is home of reworks of rare & forgotten music treasures from all over the world as well as contemporary productions. The label is run by the DJ & Producer Alex from the SoulBrigada crew.

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