Vaudou Game mix voodoo, afrobeat, and James Brown on latest album OTODI, share track “Anniversaire”

Vaudou Game mix voodoo, afrobeat, and James Brown on latest album OTODI, share track "Anniversaire"

Yep. There’s a modern band out there that successfully combines James Brown’s trademark yelps with 70s and voodoo funk.

That alone should be enough of a sell for Vaudou Game’s Otodi. Hailing from Togo and Benin, the reference points are more about voodoo rituals than tie dye and bell bottoms. The mindchild of Peter Solo, Vaudou Game is a fusion to say the least, combining traditional aspects of modern African music with that bygone sound that, well, still sounds dang fresh.

Fun fact: Otodi derives from a studio of the same name, shuttered for 30 years before Vaudou Game restored it. In fact, the entire album was recorded “using vintage instruments and material from the 70’s.”

If you’re not sold already, Vaudou Game’s new track from the album, “Anniversaire,” is sure to make you a convert. Check out the video down below and look out for the full album on November 9 via Hot Casa Records.


Otodi tracklisting:

01. Not guilty
02. Anniversaire
03. Tata fatiguée
04. La chose
05. Pas la peine
06. Lucie
07. Soleil capricieux
08. Bassa Bassa
09. Something is wrong
10. Grasse Mat

11. Sens interdit
12. Roberto
13. Tassi

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