When it comes to music, dance
music really gets the juices flowing. In my hay day of clubbing
I remember getting ready for a night out and preparing myself
to shake a leg and most importantly sweat and dance the night
away. It never fails when you hit the club, where you hear a record
played and it stands out, sticks with you and you can't seem to
This happened to me on several
occasions and most recently when I went out for my birthday last
month. I thought that this record was a new joint but in reality
it came out some 4 years ago. I thank the DJ for giving me the
name of the artist and record (the DJ himself his name I didn't
get I have to say) which I duely went and got the following day.
The group is Safri Duo and
that song was Baya Baya
Their humble beginngs starts
in 1977. Uffe SAvery
wanted to play sax and Morten FRIis
was a trumpeter, (the name Safri
came from the 1st two and three letters of their last names respectively)
and the percussion section of the Tivoli Guard was looking for
players in the percussion section and the two met.
The two struck up a friendship
that has remained intact ever since. Safri
Duo had its debut in 1988 at the conservatory hall.
Morten recalls the evening as one where, "sweat was running
down the walls". Safri Duo, and the unique explosive energy
that is its signature, had become a reality. "Something happens
when we play together", Morten begins, and Uffe continues:
"When we're both in the moment, it ignites : synergy, energy,
magic, whatever you want to call it. And it takes the two of us
to create the spark".
The marriage of classical
music, Spanish guitar and Brazilian drums forged a path for the
two to explore and explore they did. and the result is some of
the most pulsating dance music to come around in years.
Baya delves into the gendre of these categories with
strong venum and is poise to cause a stur at any party it's played.
It's mystical foggy beginning is slowly enhanced by the introduction
of the Brazilian drums and drives into the heart of the track
with a club anthem baseline and the vocal hook to wheel you onto
the dance floor - excellent dancing material.
Taken from the album Episode
2 (on Geffen Records) which is available now at a fine
dance music record shop near you. Check it out if your a dance
music lover definitly one for your playlist. - A TYD
Listen to Safri
Duo - 'Baya