Amajika

Got My Magic Working (LCT 007)

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Got My Magic Working

Amajika

La Casa Tropical

LCT 007

LPS 166245

LCT 007

JAZZ

1

LP 16,51 €

Dutch imprint La Casa Tropical initially dropped this as a limited white label in 2020, but have now properly reissued two of the best-loved tracks from 1980s South African youth group Amajika. ‘Got My Magic Working’ and ‘Tamati-So’ are infectiously simple ditties over classic synth and drum machine patterns. What makes them unique are the children’s vocals juxtaposed against acid and disco-funk basslines – so versatile that you could use them to either toy with a late night club audience or really spice up a kid’s birthday party. For the reissue, fellow Durbanite producer and DJ Esa Williams chips in with an updated, dancefloor-friendly dub mix of the title track courtesy of his Afro Synth Band

PERSONNEL:

  • AMAJIKA are:
  • Leleti Khumalo - lead vocals
  • Sboniso Khumalo - backing vocals
  • Kipizane Skweyiya - backing vocals
  • Mabongi Ngcobo - backing vocals
  • Thandelike Ncube - backing vocals
  • Thabile Mzobe - backing vocals
  • Buyi Khumalo - backing vocals

TRACKS:

  • SIDE A
  • A1. Got My Magic Working
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Tomati-So (Tomato Sauce)
  • B2. Got My Magic Working (Dub Mix)