Kates Le Café & Blue Rose ‘Akekho’ (COOL STAFF)

Naples native Andrea Curato is a master of two worlds, Soulful House and Afro House. His label Cool Staff is a platform for exactly those two genres and moves from strength to strength. The 8th release on the label is probably the best yet, a superb funk bass driven Vocal affair executed by Kates Lè Cafè, a young versatile South African producer from Durban. Of course you hear those Afro roots in his sound, but that’s a nice thing there as the great key work rides perfectly alongside solid beats. Outstanding is the vocal performance from relatively unknown (at least in our part of the world) songstress Blue Rose. Currently available as Vocal & Instrumental versions only, this probably will get a remix treatment soon. Great record all over!

4 out of 5
Reviewed by MANNIX