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Reviewed by Michael Hollywood

Seva HiFi: Cosmic Matakau

Reviewed by Michael Hollywood

Seva HiFi: Cosmic Matakau

Following up on Seva HiFi ’s 2012 album ‘Early’, this follows a similar funky template to that well-received debut.

The core group of Baz Suamili, Levani Vosasi and Gmuva again draw upon a hybrid of influences and cultural references to come up with a Pacific-styled variation on old-fashioned disco – albeit a slightly more contemporary housed-up version of that genre, cross-pollinated by an assortment of world music vibes and rhythms.

There’s a generous helping of psychedelic trip hoppy moments, plenty of soulful harmonies, and frequent use of strings (thanks to guest collaborator Stephen Hussey). Other co-conspirators include Tyra Hammond (bvs)and Isaac Aesili, who added synths and horns, with the whole thing being held together by the sumptuous sticky production techniques of Gmuva.

‘Cosmic Matakau’ is a little slice of dancefloor sunshine in a box, and might just be the perfect antidote to those long winter nights ahead. Close the curtains, dim the lights, turn up the bass, and let yourself glide. 

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