THE BONGOLIAN: Googa Mama (2016)

Googa Mama The BongolianGloriously euphoric retro organ riffs, soul-boogaloo breaks and bongos? Sounds like Winner-era Big Boss Man! Hardly surprising really given that The Bongolian (a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Nasser Bouzida) is also one of the founder members of Big Boss Man. But here we also have ‘live’ crowd-cheering sounds, a mental Moog wig-out in the middle and female vocals chanting a ‘Gimme that soul…soul time baby’ refrain which all helps to find the common ground between Big Boss Man’s mod-funk grooves and Deee-Lite making this a dancefloor – er – winner. That’ll be Googa Mama then – the standout from new LP Moog Maximus. Video below.
(Out 19 August on Blow Up Records)