Celebration of Oggun

by Sunlightsquare

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As we move into the summer months, Yoruba records is pleased to present this tasteful rendition of ‘Celebration of Oggun’ from the much acclaimed Sunlightsquare. Based on a traditional Yoruba chant performed by Havana’s Abbilona, Sunlightsquare takes the original and gives it a modern deep house touch. A soulful tribute to the protector in the Orisha system, Sunlightsquare provides a Rhodes-driven melody that accompanied by powerful chants will have you grooving any time of day or night. The next track finds us with the stripped down Yoruba Soul Beats version from Osunlade himself, delivering a unique percussive number that keeps the soul of the original; the Bata drums command you to move your body in celebration. This is followed by the Yoruba Soul Mix. Using the backbone of the Beats Mix, this nearly seven minute ballad is an absolute must-have in your bag. A smooth, subtle bass keeps you grooving as it makes way for the vocal, elevating you in the spirit of dance. Lastly, we close with a stunning mix by none other than Trinidadiandeep. This future Yoruba classic is as deep as it comes. Guaranteed to keep the floor moving, this must-listen track’s pads help round out an EP we’re extremely excited to bring you.


released August 10, 2016

“Celebration Of Oggun”

Side A 01 Celebration Of Oggun
Based on a traditional Yoruba chant performed by the group Abbilona (Havana - Cuba)
Produced, arranged, mixed & mastered by Claudio Passavanti at Sunlightsquare Studios (London - U.K.).

Synthesizers, Rhodes, Bass, Timbales Solo, Additional Percussion:
Claudio Passavanti

Batá Drums:
Yaimier "Derecho" Estevez Chirino, Yenier  "El Surdo" Estevez Chirino, Jose Del Pilar Suarez Entensa, Norberto Zamora Martinez,Yoel Zulueta Lopez, Francisco Maceo Rodriguez, Javier Pina Marquez

Lead Vocals: Javier Pina Marques (El cuchillo).
Choir: Katia "La China" Lopez Jimenez, Eloy David Mora Argudin, Santiago Gonzalez Abreu, Yaimiel Estevez Chirino, Gerardo Palumbo, Javier, Michael "Lekiam" Aguilar Guerrero, Dionicio, Dario Zema, Daniela Isabel Quintar Perez, Giovanni Imparato.

Recorded at:
Estudio del ICRT (Istituto Cubano de Radio y Television) - Sono Caribe (Havana - Cuba)
Sunlightsquare Records Studios (London - U.K.)

Side A 02 Celebration Of Oggun (Yoruba Soul Beats)
Remixed by Osunlade. Recorded at Mamma's Groove Studios, St. Louis

Side B 01 Celebration Of Oggun (Yoruba Soul Mix)
Remixed by Osunlade. Recorded at Mamma's Groove Studios, St. Louis

Side B 02 Celebration Of Oggun (Trinidadiandeep Remix)
Remix produced, arranged and mixed by Trinidadiandeep

Published by: Sunlightsquare Records (PRS/MCPS)
Mastered by Martin Iveson @ ARCO Labs
Executive Producer: Osunlade


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