Argy teams up with DJ Said and label boss Jerome Sydenham for his first solo 12" on Ibadan.
Fresh off the heals of the exceptional collaboration from Sandwell District man, Function, and Ibadan head honcho, Jerome Sydenham, the label turns its eyes right back to where the action is happening: the dance floor. Here to help keep the party going is Greece's quality House music ambassador, Argy.
When it comes to concocting hefty House beats, Argy is no slouch. On, 'Thick and Thin' he does just that, while wrapping them up in a blanket of comforting pads that will have you hugging yourself with closed eyes and swaying side to side.
Big bad Jerome and Argy close the 17-year gap of music experience they have to prove that age, wisdom, youth and beauty can all exists in Mogadishu, well at least at night. 'Mogadishu Nights' ads a bit of phase to the very New York style House drums, with tickling piano licks and big room strings.
San Francisco's DJ Said, embarks on this beat vessel with, 'Dope Track', a collaboration with Argy that keeps the title simple, but leaves the beat strenuously tugging at your waist. A tune instantly recognizable with its New Jersey stabs covered with grainy overtones, as gritty as the neighborhood of the youths who provide the vocal snippets.
Jerome and Argy revisit, 'Mogadishu Nights' with a chunkier version equipped with an array of percussion shakers, congas, stick and snare hits, all shuffling along down the road like a parade during Rio's Carnival. In order to let the beats come through the strings and pianos take five and let the drummer get some.
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