Penny Penny – Shaka Bundu

Awesome Tapes from Africa have a real treat in store for the next re-issue on thei in-house label (excuse the pun), and it’s due for a November release. Originally known (by his real name) as Eric Kobane, ‘Penny Penny’ was apparently one of 68 children from a family with 17 wives who went on to be a South African House legend. You can read more about him either in this fantastic introduction to the release by Fact magazine, or over at the ’27 Leggies’ Tsonga Disco blog.

Originally released in 1994, ‘Shaka Bundu’ originally featured on the Awesome Tapes site back in 2010. An unashamedly poppy album, the LP cruises along at a slightly slower pace than most Westerners might traditionally consider house, but it also doesn’t give a damn.
Check out the opening track from the album ‘Shichangani’ below, and if you have any sense whatsoever you will start saving your pennies in the build up to the 12th of Novemer.

*UPDATE*

You can now hear another track from the forthcoming LP. Entitled ‘Dance Khomela’, it’s bringing a much higher tempo than ‘Shichangani’ whilst ensuring the excessive positivity associated with 90’s house music remains.

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