This Beat Is Mine! (*) Jerome Sydenham & Dennis Ferrer – Jehlaz (Ibadan)
Being of an African/Latin descent, I’ve always got into the blends of different vibes. I was livin’ in the Big Apple back in the day, and my boyfriend got me into these things, eventually bringing me to a place called Dancetracks where he was shopping tunes. That’s how I got to this label (Ibadan) and this specific song that literally blew my mind. With its title (‘Jehlaz’) and lyrics that sounded kinda weird to me. Incorporating what I understood as being some French words although I have to admit never got their meaning. With the whole over a kind of rhythm pattern to get you dancin’ all nite long. A thing where you could feel the piano part used a percussion like in Cuban traditional music. And I’m not talking about the flute, takin’ you to another level.
On my Gosh, when I remember this, with its A side (‘Kò Kò’) also worth the listen if you’re into Afrobeat.
This Beat Is Mine! (*)
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