OYOBI w/ANDREW BUKENYA + BEN SEKALI
SOMEDAY / SHIVER 7″ VINYL
Two more unmissable OYOBI cover versions pressed to vinyl to and exclusive to this 45. On one side they team up with talented soul vocalist Ben Sekali for a gospel-tinged, Black Lives Matter-themed rethink of the overlooked Gap Band and Stevie Wonder tune Someday (We’ll All Be Free). On the flip, gregarious and much-loved Sydney singer Andrew Bukenya – who was one of George Benson‘s back-up vocalists when he last played the Sydney Opera House – reciprocates the love Benson showed him on tour by covering the tune that propelled George Benson afresh into the British top-20 back in 1986: Shiver. Produced in their Sydney studio, Oyobi once again prove they’re more than a muscular electronic-Latin trio with an eye to the dancefloor. Underpinning the soulfulness of their two new vocal collaborators, are members Vincent Sebastian‘s trademark percussive flourishes, the in-demand bottom-end creativity of bassist Adam Ventoura and the keyboard wizardry of Daniel Pliner whose work with everything from salsa bands to neo-soul and jazz combos keeps him mighty busy around town. This new single follows Oyobi’s earlier sought-after singles covering Jean Carne/Gamble & Huff and Curtis Mayfield/Patti Jo.
Released on Groovescooter’s THR33-Thirty Seven imprint, the 7″ vinyl purchase includes mastered digital downloads.