Kalita are excited to announce the first ever re-release of ‘Asew Watchman’ and ‘Mabre Agu’, two phenomenal pieces of Ghanaian boogie/burger highlife from Wilson Boateng’s sought-after 1988 record ‘Highlife Rock’! With original copies impossible to find, it’s perfect time for Kalita to shine a spotlight on Wilson and his music via a loud-cut 12” single optimised for dancefloor action. In addition, Kalita invite Amsterdam-based producer and DJ Mendel back into the fold for two remixes sourced from the original multitrack session tapes.
Following on from their Nana Tuffour retrospective in 2018, here Kalita focus again on the 1980s phenomenon of burger highlife, a crossover of highlife melodies with synthesizers, disco and boogie that took over Ghanaian airwaves during the decade and beyond.
Kalita are excited to release the first ever retrospective on Jamaican-born artist Desmond Chambers. With the politically conscious ‘Haly Gully (Version)’ only previously available on his now-invisible 1987 album ‘Tiger Bom’, and ‘The Morning Show‘ only available as the B side of the equally invisible single ‘I Have Seen Love In Your Eyes’, here Kalita unleashes Desmond’s two most sought-after boogie-infused reggae recordings to the world once more.
With original copies currently fetching eye-watering figures on the rare occasion that they surface for sale, Kalita answer the call with a loud 12” single for all. In addition, the record is accompanied by extensive liner notes based on interviews with Desmond, plus never-before-seen contemporary photos.
Lastly, the recordings are accompanied by previously unreleased versions, as well as a phenomenal Toby Tobias remix using the original multi-track session tapes.
Kalita are proud to unveil the Greenville, South Carolina-based Al-Dos Band’s unreleased 1976 gospel soul and disco album ‘Doing Our Thing With Pride’.
Featuring one of the most beautiful, sought-after and expensive gospel soul singles in existence (from which the album title takes its name), as well as seven unreleased gospel soul, funk and disco gems such as ‘Confusion’, ‘Look To The Sky’ and ‘Love Jones Coming Down’, Kalita deliver the goods once again.