Various | Volume 2: Luke Una


volume 2: luke una


Thandi Zulu & The Young Five - Love Games (Luke Una edit)

Lionel Pillay - Plum (Luke Una edit)

Second volume in the Mr Bongo Edit Series. Compiled and edited by Luke Una. Two rare, South African bombs that straddle disco, boogie, funk and Afro. The extra special Thandi Zulu & The Young Five's interpretation of Pure Energy's early '80s disco power play - 'Love Game'. With a distinctive South African synth bass and killer keys combo, Luke explains the original has this "bonkers alchemy of heavy machine soul, uptempo rawness and a majestic disco evangelism", making it ripe for a re-edit. Classic Salsoul “My Love Is Free” vibes all over this in an African disco fashion - love it.

On the B side, Lionel Pillay's Jazz dancer 'Plum'. "The original was a relentless 18- minute raw jam", Luke states, "which despite its late '70s South African origin kinda reminded me of a 1986 Chicago piano House record”.