You No Fit Touch Am – Retouched

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Radio support from Lauren Laverne, Guy Garvey and Huey Morgan on BBC Radio 6 Music, Patrick Forge, Kev Beadle, Bob Jones and many more worldwide.

You No Fit Touch Am has been universally received with open arms. A perfect document of the lessons Dele learned in Fela Kuti’s ranks during the 70s and 80s, but brought firmly up-to-date and with contemporary social comment as vital to the afrobeat genre as any rhythm or instrument. To take that forward thinking even further Wah Wah 45s commissioned four huge remixes from some of the UKs most interesting new production names.

Tru Thoughts’ no-nonsense house producer Titeknots first delivered us a massive tropical-house take on Sanctuary back in January. Gaining radio support from Lauren Laverne on BBC Radio 6 Music, Wah Wah 45s received an endless amount of requests for this to appear on vinyl, so here we are. Alongside it Wolf Music legend and in-demand house remixer Medlar brings an, intense and insistent disco flavoured rework. To complete the package two relatively new production duos bring quite distinctly different versions. Warsaw artists Ptaki take on slow burner We Siddon We Dey Look with characteristic punch and new London outfit Modified Man light a broken beat fire under the album title track You No Fit Touch Am.

Four tracks of killer dancefloor fodder for pretty much every occasion. Taking the already incendiary music of Dele Sosimi in a more angular and electronic direction, worthy of a rare 12″ release on the Wah Wah imprint, we’re sure you’ll agree.

Born in Hackney, East London, but soon to return to his parents’ native Nigeria at the age of four, Dele Sosimi was schooled and raised in Fela Anikulapo Kuti’s shadow at the height of early 70s afrobeat. Having been chosen by Fela to join his band at somewhat of a tender age, he was still a young man when sharing Fela’s Glastonbury stage in 1984, and became both Musical Director for both Fela’s Egypt 80 and Femi Kuti’s Positive Force.

After Fela’s passing in 1997, Dele went on to concentrate on his own solo career and, with diligent patience, carved out his own Afrobeat crown. In London, where he now resides, his Afrobeat Vibration all-nighters are charged with his passion, labours and his unrelenting spirit and deliver Fela classics alongside his own compositions from his first two studio albums, Turbulent Times, and Identity.

London’s new Afrobeat king is here to party and you’re all welcome to join in!


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