January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

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SHADES - One More Night (1990)

Hit City, HC002
Producers: John Galanakis & Ziggy Adolph
Engineers: RF Gumbi & John Galanakis
Recored at: Platinum


Shades were a duo of Ziggy Adolph and Paul Green, formerly members of the group Zipp (alongside Patrick Titus), who put out Communication Breakdown in 1986 and also featured on releases by Hit City stablemates Banjo and Vusi Shange. As Shades they put out a heavily Wham-inspired selection of Euro-influenced synth-pop, primarily slow jams. In the liner notes the duo give thanks to "John, Paul, George, Ringo, Michael and Stevie, whose music inspired us to become musicians in the first place". Ziggy Adolph wrote most of the tracks and co-produced the album, "the fruition of a lifelong dream". Adolph remains active in the music industry today as a producer.