When Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band unleashed Claudja Barry almost-cover Love For The Sake Of Dub back in December, you didn’t know that that would be turning up a month and a half later on 45. Now that’s good news in itself but even better is the fact that the B-side is previously unheard cut Grilled. Yep, you heard that right, the B-side is better. And it’s not for the first time that an original Bacao composition has come out on top in a head-to-head with one of their always excellent covers. Also, six of the seven tracks of forthcoming album BRSB which have thus far been unleashed on the public have come in at the slower end of midtempo or even downtempo. Not so this bad boy which is a righteous slice of fiery African-inspired funk aimed squarely at the dancefloor and featuring not one but two drummers! Yes please!
(Out now on Big Crown Records)