When Bakongo, the Afro-inspired alter ego of UK Funky pioneer Wayne Goodlitt AKA Roska, dropped his Grind / Tee Oh Ell release on Melé's label, Quadrants, last year, it soon caught the ears of Pinkturban Label Maharaja, Otm Shank. Mesmerized by the sound, Otm put on his finest kurta, donned his celebratory turban, and commissioned the massive Bakongo remix of his track 'Bounce'.
Now, Bakongo returns to the LA-based label with two dazzlingly pristine Afro-saturated club tracks, 'Awe' and 'Bout It', that blur UK/US Bass boundaries and showcase Wayne's second-to-none production powers. Simultaneously, Pinkturban is propelled further forward into defining its unique style of World-influenced dance music.
Arabic Square Kufic artwork this time comes from Red Temple Art. The calligraphy is an extract from a poem by the preeminent Sufi mystic Mevlana Jalal ad-Din Rumi which translates to 'Rejoice for he who knows truth, knows that bliss begets bliss'.