Lakuta – Bata Boy (Wrongtom Remix)

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DJ and producer Wrongtom adds a dub dimension to Lakuta’s Bata Boy.

Sometimes when a song is bursting with vibrance and calls for a remix, it needs to go in a completely different direction to stand out. Other times, it needs a more subtle approach to enhance what you’ve already heard. This particular remix from Wrongtom falls into the second category but manages to gain its own prominence. The South London producer and DJ softened the original slightly before adding some lovely tape delay to the percussion, shifting the fiesta atmosphere from West Africa to Jamaica via Brazil. With the brass section and Lakuta’s dominant vocals piercing through like a troupe of Rio dancers, this is a perfect melding of the carnival spirit.