Amajovi Jovi (2022 Repress)
* 2022 Repress ** The reeepress of the RE-ISSSUE of Durbans O.G. Kwaito giant, Sandy B., originally self-released on cassette and a white label 12" in 1994. In its original post-apartheid context, Amajovi Jovi was a sign of youthful subversiveness, rebellious creativity and a neck snapping rejection to the fascist groove of a silenced nation. While the Pantsulla hustler nods to house legends like Jamie Principle and Pal Joey, its hip hop breaks and interludes show a clear affection for Snoop Doggs Doggystyle. At its slowed down tempo however, this low-fi kwaito masterpiece turns away from its American influence and looks towards Baldelli and his cosmos. Best of all are Sandys vocalsâ" deep, melodic Zulu rap, sung flippantlyâ"the way that only a true gangster could. It now stands as one of the finest glimpses of 90s party music to ever be blasted at the underground parties of the South African townships. Remastered and restored from the original cassette tape. Designed by Zeitype.