Hot Border Special – Hot Border Special
Take a blisteringly energetic and danceable trip with London’s Hot Border Special and their eponymously titled debut long player – There really isn’t anything quite like it.
With Influences ranging from afrobeat to rock, highlife to funk, and even a hint towards samba, listening serves to affirm this LP’s effortlessness, it’s an uplifting and joyous audio mystery tour – marvellous surprises seem to be hiding around every corner.
The musicianship is tight – raw, rootsy and percussion heavy rhythms underpin lush interwoven guitar melodies – and its seriously rich, so rich in fact that you don’t even notice the absence of a vocalist!
This 10 track affair takes you on an exhilarating ride of light and shade – up tempo bangers like El Frantico and Hot Border Express get the bodies moving, while the more dark and sinister tracks like Mulartoo Deetoo and Wei Wu Wei transport your soul to an iboga style trance.