Powerplay : Oluko Imo – Praise Jah

A reissue of Oluko Imo’s sultry, subtly acidic disco blinder, Praise Jah.

Praise Jah was written by multi instrumentalist Oluko Imo after arriving in New York from Trinidad in the late ‘70s, where he was member of groups including Black Truth Rhythm Band.

The sound of New York clearly had a sway on Imo’s sound, where the results heard on Praise Jah patently blend the breeze and lilt of original soca and reggae with rude and wild electronics to properly hypnotic effect.

That wriggling bass, those daubs of strings, the simmering vocals, streaking electronics and utterly reverent vocal are simply powerful.