Formed in Brixton in 2006, afrobeat band Yaaba Funk have released two albums with Sterns Music and performed numerous acclaimed live shows including support slots for Seun Kuti and Ebo Taylor.
Rapidly rising star Danvers (also of Kassian) takes the infectious energy of ‘Oman Foa’ into a triumphant new direction, with one of his broken beat rhythms at its core recalling his big summer track ‘Aye Ata’ which received heavy support from the likes of Gilles Peterson and Midland. With a succinct arrangement that lets the joyous brass and powerfully harmonised vocals shine potently, it’s a feel-good party music that works wonders when deployed at the right place and time.
‘Hwe Hwe Mu Na Yi Wompena’ is Yaaba Funk’s cover of the Ghanian highlife singer K. Frimpong and his Cubano Fiestas’ irresistible 1977 track, which Ben Gomori strips back into two instrumental-focused versions. His ‘Message Of Love Edit’ is a summery, housey flip with trumpets mutated into synths and the bass pumped up with chunky distortion, while his ‘Message Of Love Live Dub’ zones in on the live grooves with just a little extra embellishment.
Sterns Edits is an official collaboration between African music stalwarts Sterns Music and London’s Ben Gomori.
Manuel Sahagun – Ben Gomori is on fire!
Le Visiteur Music – Another strong release
Deep House Cat – Great summer vibe!
Mel – so good
Laurence Guy – Series gets better and better x
Viktor Szekrenyes – thanks, lovely stuff
Christian Homan – RTE / Twilight – nice work on all
Peter Kruder – is great. ..Ben’s Message Of Love Edit and Dub are both fantastic. Thanks!
COEO – Nice one!
Moodymanc – Danvers and the message of live mixes both doing it for me here, thanks!
Auntie Flo – Excellent!
Nico De Ceglia – Nice one
Robert Owens – Cool track
JD Twitch (Optimo) – THANKS!
Juan Corbi – Dope.
Piek – Lovely edits. Danvers is on fire.
Roger Sanchez – Thanks for the music, Roger..
Harri – Sub Club – liking these…
Javi Frias – Afro vibes!!
Danny Tenaglia – Thanks!!
Souldynamic – thank you fellas!..really goood package!..we’ll play for sure..cheers..Souldynamic
Blatti – nice one Ben! luv your Love Edit!
Tasty Lopez – Always doin’ the damn thang! Love love love
Richy Ahmed – wkd .
Rob Da Bank – absolutely love it!
Voyeur – nice ones!
Ben Pearce – fire emoji> :]
Triple Dee – Lovely!
Mawimbi Crew – LOVE THIS !
Sean Brosnan – Ben G edits are cool, thanks
Dom Servini – Kessie, Danvers, Gomori!!! DREAM TEAM!!!
Mengelmoes – Feel like i’m on a safari in Kruger National Park. Great vibes and grooves!
James Curd – Fun stuff! ..X
Horse Meat Disco – Severino LOVELY
Kraak & Smaak – Will try and drop these for sure!
Simbad – Lovely these thanks !!!
Loz Goddard – Think it’s the Dub for me here!
Lars Behrenroth – Great edits by Ben..
Vhyce – Cool edits – Live Dub is the one for me
Nathan Thursting – smashing vibes for these cold dark days
Gazzz696 – great release.. full support.
Mark Hume – Straight bangers. Loading onto my USB immediately.
Nuno Dos Santos – Loooooove theeeese !!!!
Detroit Swindle wiiiiiiibez
Dan Playlister – Great mixes thanks. Definite support…More Like Yaaba Funk - Afrobeast (Danvers / Ben Gomori edits)