Review: Bahama Soul Club – Bohemia After Dawn
Long awaited here at 60MW Towers has been the album drop from the German Nu-Jazz masters Bahama Soul Club and I’m happy to report it’s been worth it. Bohemia After Dawn is the cool after-dark stroll through a multicultural landscape stopping at regular intervals, just to soak it all in.
We raved earlier about “Never Roam No More ” and “Ain’t Nobody’s Business” where John Lee Hooker and Billie Holiday’s vocals were layered over smoky, dubby beats. However, there’s plenty of new talent on show here, Josephine Nightingale adds heavyweight soul vocals over Latin beats on ‘Mercy Me’ and ‘Castelejo’ a homage to Victor Hugo ‘. The album opener ‘Afrodisia’ mixes up an after-hours cocktail of Bossa and Afrobeat, which is just about perfect as we cling on to Summer.
The whole album sits happily alongside the masters of the genre such as Thievery Corporation and Nightmares on Wax and man of the moment DJ Smoove even turns up for a remix.
- Artist: BAHAMA SOUL CLUB
- Title: Bohemia After Dawn
- Catalog: BU018CD
- Format: CD Digipack, 2LP Vinyl
Review by Steve W.