Life affirming four tracker from Faze Action
We were thrilled when Faze Action’s latest instalment arrived at Cosmic Tiger HQ. Here the London based production outfit reunite with long term collaborator Zeke Manyika to serve up a joyous, Afro-infused dance-floor love-bomb.
Brothers Robin and Simon Lee have been recording and performing as Faze action for more than 20 years, breaking through on the now legendary Nuphonic records with their 1996 release ‘In The Trees’. Pulling together influences from disco, house, funk, jazz and beyond, they’ve subsequently released consistently excellent music on labels including Z Records, BBE, Eskimo, and Paper - as well as curating their own FAR imprint. For Kubatana, the duo once again team up with Zimbabwean vocalist and drummer Zeke Manyika, who - aside from his solo work - also performed with Edwin Collins’ post-punk band Orange Juice, contributing to their undeniable cross-over classic ‘Rip It Up'.
Drawing inspiration from on-point South African proto-house, the title track comes in three impressive versions, here we preview the delightfully upbeat original mix. A solid drum groove and bouncing bassline underpin the life-affirming lead vocal, with the chorus sections warmly enveloped by triumphant horn stabs and flute motifs. This cut is a guaranteed floor filler, and it’s easy to see why it’s already garnered support from Francois K, Cosmo, and Phil Mison.
Rainy season may be approaching for large parts of our region, but the sun is always shining somewhere, and - wherever that may be - there’s a very good chance this will be playing on the sound system. Due out on 24th June, grab your copy here.