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Dele Sosimi - Sanctuary (Titeknots Remix)

Dele Sosimi

Sanctuary (Titeknots Remix)

Wah Wah 45s

Released: 16th February 2015 | 3 track house single

Wah Wah 45s are proud to present the first remix to emerge of their new signing, and afrobeat legend, Dele Sosimi!

Mysterious south coast producer, and Tru Thoughts recording artist, Titeknots delivers a powerful punch with his club friendly re-work of Dele's first single for Wah Wah 45s. As a beat-maker who prides himself in making 'house music for dancers, not head-nodders' he comes through with a dance floor destroying mix that sets Dele's rasping vocals against typically incendiary drums, percussion and dramatic strings to create a sure fire club banger.

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 afrobeat king is coming to party and you're all welcome to join in!

"I absolutely love that. It's Wonderful. This is a fantastic tune!"
Guy Garvey, BBC 6Music
"London's afrobeat catalyst"
Songlines, Songlines Magazine
"Sounds like classic already, so glad we're gonna get some more of Dele Sosimi ! Legend. 4/5"
DJ Simbad, Brownswood / Worldwide
"Joyous and totally uplifting, the afrobeat legend Dele Sosimi"
Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music