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Stylus’ Modern Ghana Sound post had me thinking about some classic Ghana sounds. There has been an over saturation of West African reissues in the past 5 years, but I think the Ghana Soundz series on Soundway pretty much nailed it perfectly (what’s up with a volume 3??). Both releases are end-to-end burners, but I especially like how they enlisted a couple of big dogs (Quantic & Natural Self) to remix the classic tunes for a modern dancefloor. The remixes are not on the comps themselves, but were released as 12” singles alongside the full long-players. Here is one of my favorites from Ghana Soundz 2 followed its 12” only remix:
Ogyatanaa Show Band - Disco Africa
Now peep Quantic’s take on the same tune (ignore the image on this video — the song is NOT on that comp):
Both tunes are available on this out of print 12” if you can find it, or you can cop the original here. The remix surprisingly doesn’t seem to be available to purchase anywhere digitally, but it’s also on Quantic’s One Offs Remixes and B-Sides double CD, which is available.