Clima Records Presents Jama Ko Alternative Versions Clima Records is run by Arno E. Mathieu and distributed by Joe Claussell's Atypical Dopeness division. Clima Records features works of label boss Arno E. Mathieu Tokyo Black Star Vakula and Kuniyuki Takahashi among others. Words from label boss Arno E. Mathieu: Two years ago my brother Rain and myself went to Amsterdam invited by Bobby Masalo and Kamma to play as Solarism at their Brighter Days party. Arriving in Amsterdam we went straight to Bobby's studio where he played us some of his music jams. Kamma told him "you should play them the African one"... Bobby played then his first version of Bassekou Kouyate's song Jama Ko. As soon as we heard the groove and the powerful vocals we thought: "we must release it! When the licensing at the original label was done we got the music parts to do the alterations and translate our visions even deeper to the song. Its a song about togetherness and a wish of unity and respect between different generations religions and visions. Kouyate wrote Jama Ko as a wish for untity for the nation of Mali when war was just on the point of breaking out. Its a song with a strong positive and uplifting message and it's been an honour to access the voices and music parts of Bassekou Kouyate's song. For our alternative versions we wanted to translate this uplifting message in a new context. So here it is after months of patience and thanks to Masalo we can share that song! Hope you will enjoy the music as we did jamming it! Release info 1. Bassekou Kouyate Jama Ko (Masalo Blueprint Version) 2. Bassekou Kouyate Jama Ko (Arno E. Mathieu Psychedelik Blues Version) 1. Masalos version has been roadtested for some time now and became quite a soughtafter underground gem. The vocals are accompanied by highenergy drum patterns and electrifying synth lines resulting in a powerful dance track. 2. Arno's version is a dreamy journey that starts in solitude and slowly yet powerfully fills the void to finally evolve beautifully in togetherness and harmony.