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  • Release Date 2016-04-01
  • Label Peng
  • Catalog PENGLP30
Andy Compton is well know for his love of South Africa and South Africas love for him! Hes spent a lot of time over the last 5 years touring the House Music Nation mainly playing in the townships where the love for Andys group The Rurals spans back to the 90s With generations feeling his jazzy soulful musical vibrations. In 2014 Andy was booked to play at a gig in Jozi which featured resident Conga/Percussionist Bongani and Guitarist Shamrock (Both from Soweto) Andy was impressed with their raw energy and talent and suggested they have a jam the next day. The following day in Soweto the magical song Chillin In The Ghetto was born in Shamrocks small studio/home with Mpho doing spoken word. The name Sowetan Onesteps was chosen for the group/project name as it took one step to get to the kitchen onestep to the lounge and onestep to the studio! Within Andys following tours he worked a plan for the daytimes to jam with the guys as much as possible so they could get enough music together for an album. After 5 trips to South Africa the music was complete! Theyd also recorded another song with Mpho (Fathers Love) At a gig there Andy met vocalist Asali from Kenya and promptly recorded her for the songs TimeGanga and the spine tingling Afro Soul Revolutions Child as well as backings with Shamrocks vocals. When the music was wrapped it was taken back to the Peng Studio in Bristol and arranged and edited. Vocal talents were drafted in from Celestine in Bristol for I Belong and from Ladybird in Paris for Life On The Moon putting the icing on the cake! This is the 30th album Andy has produced and possibly the most challenging! It really captures the spirit of Africa! We really hope you feel the energy and the magic! 1) Time Feat. Asali Vocals Asali Msanii Keys Beats & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars & Backing Vocals Shamrock Percussion Bongani 2) Pushit Keys & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars and Vocals Shamrock Percussion Bongani Backing Vocals Asali Msanii 3) Stoneless Soul Keys Beats & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars Shamrock Percussion Bongani 4) Revolutions Child Vocals Asali Msanii Beats & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars Shamrock Keys & Percussion Bongani 5) Slam Keys Bass Wah Guitar & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars Shamrock Percussion Bongani 6) A Fathers Love Beats Additional Keys Additional Guitars & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars Shamrock Keys & Percussion Bongani Spoken Word Mpho 7) Shams Jam Beats Additional Keys Voice & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars & Vocals Shamrock Keys & Percussion & Backing Vocals Bongani 8) Life On The Moon Feat. Ladybird Vocals by Ladybird (Julie Monnin) Keys Bass Beats & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars Shamrock Percussion Bongani 9) I Belong Feat. Celestine Vocals By Celestine Walcott Gordon Beats Additional Keys & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars & Vocal scats Shamrock Keys & Percussion Bongani 10) Ganga Feat. Asali Vocals Asali Msanii Keys Beats & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars & Backing Vocals Shamrock Percussion Bongani 11) Chillin InThe Ghetto Beats Additional Keys Guitars & Arrangements Andy Compton Guitars & Vocal scats Shamrock Keys & Percussion Bongani Spoken Word Mpho Music written & Produced by Andy Compton & The Sowetan Onesteps Edited and mixed at the Peng Studio By Andy Compton Mastered by Gil T at Capsule Labs L.A

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Sowetan Onesteps