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I Wanda Why?

Format: 12"
Cat: AFS 039
Released: 20 Mar 19
Genre: International
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Tracklist
Side 1
1. "Home Boy" (6:18)
2. "I Wanda Why" (6:01)
Side 2
1. "Thiba" (6:19)
2. "Stoppa" (6:07)
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Review

For the latest release on his much-check Afrosynth label, DJ Okapi has once again turned his attention to the early days of South African Kwaito music. "I Wanda Why?" contains a quartet of cuts plucked from the 1994 album of the same name by Sea Bee, a vocalist who pretty much disappeared without a trace afterwards (this is in sharp contrast to producer Spokes H, who continued to be a key part of the Kwaito scene until his death in 2013). There's much to enjoy throughout, from the bouncy piano riffs, squeezable synth-bass and dreamy chords of "Home Boy", to the glassy-eyed female backing vocals, mid-tempo pump and shimmering, rush-inducing vibes of "Thiba". Closer "Stoppa", a more downtempo and atmospheric Kwaito excursion, is also superb.

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