Golddigger / Jura Soundsystem Mix


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The label is delighted to present Mataya's Golddigger, an aptly name diggers delight of the last few years that has been causing a stir, licensed and remastered from the original tapes, offering a previously unreleased "Tape Mix" (plus additional unreleased Digital Bonus) and wonderful disco dub mix from (Isle Of) Jura Soundsystem.

Mataya "Clifford" Chewaluza was born in Zimbabwe, moving to London as the late 60s were in full swing and soon found himself part of the West London music scene. A multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and producer, releasing albums for RCA and Virgin, as well as a series of singles and 12"s for Do It and his own Black Magic Records.

Golddigger was released in 1988, the theme, a story of the '80s City' predatory nightlife romancing, with London's Street Soul influences featured heavily, as well as Mataya's love of reggae, but as with Adu's Burkina Faso, there is a strong feel of African rhythm and swing and the curious lo-fi private press production make this a collectors curio that has seen dealer copies snapped up from LA (Smiling C) to Toronto (Seance Centre) and London (Perfect Lives).

Teaming up with Jura Soundsystem for a second time, label head Kevin Griffiths surpasses his recent remix of Adu, with a 10 minutes disco dub extravaganza. The street soul swing is cut'n'pasted with keys and dub fx, around an arrangement that drops, spins and keeping that quirky, left field gravitas that makes this an Emotional Rescue.
    Release Date: 15 May 23 Cat No: ERC134