Rare South African disco from 1981. Re-issued for the first time on DJ Okapi’s Afrosynth Records.
The title track ‘Dance’, written by Belgian composer Frank Degrijse, was released by Night Force and became a hit throughout Europe in 1980. In South Africa, meanwhile, the song was released with permission at a slower tempo (the original 45rpm was ‘officially’ slowed down to 33rpm). Added to this are four tracks by independent label Music Team’s in-house production team The Tom Cats - including dub reworkings of recent Afrosynth releases ‘Burnin Beat (It’s Hot)’ and ‘Searchin’, here released as ‘Hot Stuff’ and ‘Search For Love’ respectively. Synth-heavy oddities ‘You Are My Fire’ and ‘Shake Shake’ make up the rest of the tracklist.
A1. Dance (F. Degrijse/A. Denisse) Transistor Music
A2. Hot Stuff (E. Ndlela/M. Horwitz) Roi Music
A3. You Are My Fire (Arr: Jannie Smit) Roi Music
B1. Search For Love (E. Ndlela/M. Horwitz) Roi Music
B2. Dance Part Two (F. Degrijse/A. Denisse) Transistor Music
B3. Shake Shake (Arr: Jannie Smit) Roi Music
Format: 12-inch Vinyl LP
Released: November 2018
Genre: South African / Disco