707 by UMOJA

SKU95839
ArtistUMOJA
Title707
LabelAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA
Catalog #ATFA 025LP
Genre
ReleaseWeek 21 - 2017
FormatVinyl - USLP
EAN Barcode0751937439219
Import
€ 14,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Money Money
  2. 707
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/7/95839_707/2_707.mp3
  3. Take Me High
    https://global.vellancecdn.com/rushhour/files/tracks/7/95839_707/4_take_me_high.mp3
  4. Special Night

Description

Awesome Tapes From Africa continues to unearth must-hear gems for a wider audience with its reissue of South African bubblegum music stars Umoja's 1988 EP 707. HUGE TIP!Bubblegum music was defined by its call-and-response vocals and catchy synthesizer-led melodies. Helmed by 'Om' Alec Khaoli, who turned to the pure pop form as an escape from apartheid in the mid-80s, Umoja's EP 707 was a chart-topping, radio-friendly hit for the genre in 1988 that achieved double-platinum status.

Umoja translates as 'oneness' or 'unity' in Swahili. 'Bubblegum music was about escape', explains Khaoli in the press release. 'If you had grown up in South Africa at the time, there was nothing more in your life than oppression. It was even in your dreams. Anything that was a way out was welcome 'When this music was playing everyone just wanted to dance, just have a good time.'