Former fabric resident Stefano Ritteri is behind the first release
Since 2015, reissues and compilations label Africa Seven has been reintroducing the world to lost African funk, soul, Afrobeat and highlife releases from the 60s, 70s and 80s, via a string of album reissues as well as the acclaimed Africa Airways and African Funk Experimentals compilation series. And now the label's spreading its wings with a new sub-label, A7 Edits, which is dedicated to re-edits of the same material from some of today's top producers.
Each A7 Edits release will feature two specially commissioned re-edits, which will be presented alongside the original tracks. For the first volume, which is out today, former fabric resident Stefano Ritteri takes on Ekambi Brilliant's Cameroonian disco cut Nyambe from 1976, and Bunzu Soundz' highlife nugget Zinabu from the same year, reworking both for 21st Century dancefloors.
The next release in the series will come from Optimo. In the meantime, watch the video below to see Ritteri explaining how he approached re-editing the tracks for Volume 1…