Ghanian reggae artist Y-Bayani on Germany’s Philophon label

The seventh 45 from renowned German label Philophon – founded by Max Weissenfeldt (Whitefield Brothers / Poets of Rhythm) – comes from Ghanian artist Y-Bayani.

Y-Bayani is Ghana’s uprising Fanti-reggae artist. He was discovered by Philophon in Ebo Taylor’s hometown Saltpond, where he survived as a clock doctor. With his song “Asembi Ara Amba” he was featured on the highly acclaimed debut album “Invisible Joy” by the Polyversal Souls. The success of that song opened the door for his first release under his own sonorous name: Y-Bayani.

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“Get Away” has a swinging up-tempo beat with a bouncy bassline and a haunting vocal performance riding on top. “Obar No Ni”, on the other hand, brings you back down with a slowly driving rub-a-dub beat. Both tunes were produced by Max Weissenfeldt and Stibbo Spitzmüller at Berlin’s Joy Sound Studios.

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