Hedzoleh Soundz remixes
Mark Ernestus, Jimi Tenor, Gavsborg, Waltraud Blischke, Sascha Todd
Hedzoleh Soundz remixes
cat. MEA042
release EP + Digital
release date 16th of October 2023
mastering Rashad Becker
distribution Rush Hour
artist page
Designed by Philip Marshall, February 2023.
Artwork by Tina Todd.

After reissuing Hedzoleh by Hedzoleh in 2022, a collaborative effort by Meakusma and Soundway, this new 12inch features remixes by Jimi Tenor, Mark Ernestus, Gavsborg and Waltraud Blischke, transporting and transfusing Hedzoleh's tracks into new spheres and circumstances.

Hedzoleh Soundz were one of the first and most original ‘Afro’ bands from 1970s Ghana, playing an unusual mix of traditional music and western rock as part of the West African Highlife scene. The music for the Hedzoleh album was used by legendary South-African trumpeter Hugh Masekela as the backbone to his afro-jazz classic, “Masekela – Introducing Hedzoleh Soundz”.

The Hedzoleh Soundz Remixes 12inch features an eloquent, deep, deeply poppy even, dub by Mark Ernestus, Jimi Tenor taking the original Rekpete track into even more joyous territory, adding some subtly hypnagogic touches at the end, Gavsborg transforming Y Yes Baa Gee Wo into a beat-based drone of sorts, a tool in the right hands, and a majestic experimental twist by Waltraud Blischke, sampling one Hedzoleh track and one unreleased solo track by Sascha Todd, son of Hedzoleh bass player and vocalist Stanley Todd.

This record came about with the support of Ostbelgien.

On the occasion of this release, there will be a night of live performances by Jimi Tenor, Mark Ernestus & Tikiman and Gavsborg and a DJ-set by Waltraud Blischke at Les Ateliers Claus on October 14th, all in the framework of Nuits Sonores Brussels 2023.

Limited amount of tickets available here: