Akwaaba Do It Tomorrow

The word Akwaaba means "welcome," in the Ghanaian language of Twi. This release by the musical collective of the same name embraces you with a feel good vibe, full of African rhythms and disco grooves. From the same school as Faze Action's release Moving Cities, Akwaaba use live instruments to create down-tempo, organic house music that crosses all borders. After a rather weak opening track, "Phlox," the album settles into a nice mid-tempo tribal groove with tracks "Spandex," "Reasonable Sensible," "Cosmic Love" and "Get Yong'un" laying down fat disco bass lines with sublime percussion straight from the deepest darkest Africa. Funkalicious. (Disfunction)