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SOLPS011 | 2022-04-01  
Togolese musician Massama Dogo, this time with his DOGO du Togo project, is once again teaming up with long-time collaborators the Sol Power All-Stars, this time on a fiery Afrohouse / Afrobeats remix of the Togolese smash, Soké Wo.

Born in Lomé , Togo, Massama Dogo is DOGO du Togo's band leader and founder of the Afropop/Afrofunk band, Elikeh. Known for their high-energy live performances, Elikeh was featured on two successful Sol Power All-Stars releases - Djidjo Vide (2016) and Lomé Connections in Hi-Fi (2020).

DOGO du Togo takes a more traditional approach to its sound and is a reflection of Massama's roots -- they record in Togo with Togolese musicians and weave Togolese culture and traditional rhythms into their songs.

The original version of "Soké Wo" is an acoustic song based on the Akpesse-Bobobo rhythm played by Ewe people in the Region des Plateaux in Togo. The dance has its roots from Wusuta and in the highlife sound that is popular across West Africa. A live studio version of the cut is featured on this release.

On the remix, the Sol Power All-Stars, aided by Daniel Meinecke's virtuosic keyboards, flip the acoustic original into a modern synth-driven dance track that falls neatly between the modern afrohouse and afrobeats sounds. This one is ready to cook dance floors across the globe this Spring and Summer. Blazin!

DJ SUPPORT: Francois K, J Kriv, Soul Clap, Carlos Mena, Doug Gomez, Mad Mats, Jun Kamoda, Hunee, Bill Brewster, Blair French, Pontchartrain

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