Washington, D.C. based Sol Power Sound are lining up their next release, this time it’s a series of edits from Boston, MA’s Bosq (soundcloud). Slotting perfectly into Sol Power’s percussive, afro and disco leaning sound, the edits take four of Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou’s songs and give them subtle, tasteful reworks. Bosq has been exploring various afro-latin avenues in many of his works over the last several years, which include three albums and an EP, although the edits here may actually be closer to his roots as one half of the Whiskey Barons, notorious for their edits and remixes.
Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou formed back in 1966 in Benin and released hundreds of songs in the decades that followed. The band has recently re-formed and started touring again, also releasing an album back in 2011. Bosq cites them as a major influence on his work to date and wanted to be respectful to the original material when working on his edits. Our premiere today comes courtesy of the B1 on the record. Taking Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou’s track ‘Djanfa Magni‘, Bosq introduces a beefier low end while lightly re-arranging parts of the original cut and adding some extra percussion. These DJ friendly edits are sure to heat up plenty of summer’s end parties so don’t sleep and get your pre-orders in.[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGpSBNeYfBE[/embedyt]