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Kalita Records are proud to release their official reissue of IWABO’s 1985 Trinidadian reggae disco funk single ‘Reggae Down’!

Kalita Records are proud to release their official reissue of IWABO’s ‘Reggae Down’, a Caribbean reggae disco funk bomb of the highest calibre perfect for the modern discerning dancefloor (available HERE).

The band’s only ever record, originally released in June 1985 in a small pressing quantity of just Continue reading

Kalita Records are proud to announce their third release, IWABO’s 1985 Trinidadian reggae disco funk single ‘Reggae Down’

Kalita Records are proud to announce their third release, an official reissue of IWABO’s ‘Reggae Down’, a Caribbean reggae disco funk bomb of the highest calibre perfect for the modern discerning dancefloor.

The band’s only ever record, originally released in June 1985 in a small pressing quantity of just Continue reading

Kalita Records Interview with Okyerema Asante

To accompany Kalita Records’ official reissue of Okyerema Asante’s 1980 Ghanaian disco masterpiece ‘Sabi (Get Down)’, we offer here an extended interview with the legend himself, allowing him to share his musical story. Lots of laughs and lots of memories. Please enjoy!

‘Sabi (Get Down)’ is now available for purchase at www.kalitarecords.co.uk/shop, as well as at all other good record stores!

Kalita Records are proud to announce their second release, Okyerema Asante’s 1980 Ghanaian disco monster ‘Sabi (Get Down)’

Kalita Records are extremely excited to announce their second release, Okyerema Asante’s Ghanaian disco monster, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’.

After touring the world and recording with both Hugh Masekela and Oneness of Juju, ‘Sabi (Get Down)’ was Okyerema’s first solo record, released privately in limited numbers on his label Atumpan Records in 1980/1. Recorded and manufactured in the USA, but only ever released on the African continent, this self-funded, scarce, and brilliant afro-disco LP regularly exchanges hands for eye-watering prices. Continue reading

Track of the Day 10 – Colored Music’s ‘Heartbeat’ (1981) (Better Days)

Appearing on the Japanese outfit Colored Music’s 1981 self-titled LP on the label Better Days, ‘Heartbeat’ is a fantastic proto-type electronic new wave synth workout. Now highly sought-after, this masterpiece by Atsuo Fujimoto and Ichiko Hashimoto was recently reissued as an 7 inch single edited by Chee Shimizu, and has Continue reading