Bosq from Whiskey Barons and singer Kaleta join forces on this limited release. Deeply rooted in Afro-Disco with “heavy” grooves as the title track suggests, Bosq’s production complements Kaleta’s vocal stylings bringing the past and the future together to create modern dance-floor classics.
Bosq (once upon a time known as Amphibious) has released countless edits and remixes as one half of the Whiskey Barons (and was the sole producer on the Tumbao EP & Enferma Nocturna 7″), assisted in the production of all of the Kon & The Gang releases (including the Hooked On You and Feel Reel 12″s on Basic Fingers) and also makes up one half of the group Nitetime with Kon. That duo’s debut EP “Jive Talk” was released earlier this year on the prestigious AU imprint Future Classic. More of his recent work include contributions to the Fania Hammock Lower East Side Series.
Amidst all of these projects Bosq had been amassing material for a record of solo works that were somewhere in-between all of these sounds and would be completely original instead of sample based. Bosq has played as much as possible himself (piano, organ, rhodes, percussion, drum sequencing, synth & bass work, etc) and brought in a wide range of experienced session musicians where needed, including guest vocalists on most every track. The results are an amalgamation of afro-latin, rock, disco & house, reggae & hiphop, all geared towards dancefloors with a dj’s perspective & the input of veteran musicians from around the world.
For this afro disco geared 12″ Bosq enlisted Benin born & Nigerian raised singer, producer & guitarist Kaleta. Kaleta brings years of experience playing with Fela Kuti himself, as well as King Sunny Ade and many more. Kaleta’s chops on guitar, his animated vocal style, and genius for horn arrangements shine through on these tracks and perfectly complement the heavy grooves of Bosqs production style.