Following on from 2018's widely acclaimed compilation Gumba Fire: Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie in 1980s South Africa, Soundway Records releases on digital for the first time - two highly sought-after South African disco tracks from 1983.
Initially released on vinyl as the Gumba Fire 12" Ltd Special limited to 100 hand-stamped copies in 2018, new life is breathed into these 2 in-demand tracks from the short-lived Heads label, which operated during the last days of disco in South Africa, as 'bubblegum' music began to emerge.
First up is the original version of William & The Young Five's track "You Turn Me On (Vocal)", a stomping classic early 80s disco jam that appeared on a 12" single. William Mthethwa quickly rose to stardom in the 80s and as with many of his releases, this track was produced by renowned engineer and producer Peter Moticoe.
This is followed by Starlight's instrumental track "Keep On Moving", one of their biggest hits and taken from their only album "Starlight" - a self-titled release rarely found on vinyl. With an infectious bassline, spaced-out synths and horn section serving up extra helpings of funk, this is a sublime slice of disco dub heat.