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October 21, 2007 at 7:52 pm

MAD. Thank you

October 22, 2007 at 1:17 am

AMAZING!! Just what I needed to hear.
Sorry to have missed the Dj Rupture show.
P in Prospect Heights

October 24, 2007 at 11:53 pm

Sweet! searched high and low for this album after the few tracks you posted earlier, was beginning to give up!
Its been a big hit in our house, now our party album is complete!

Holland Oatsreply
October 25, 2007 at 5:02 pm

this is so insanely good, much thanks

October 26, 2007 at 12:08 am

holy crap… that’s amazing….!

October 26, 2007 at 8:26 pm

So, so good. UNSTOPPABLE!

November 1, 2007 at 3:45 pm

Very awesome. Let the race begin til this guy gets signed on a major.

November 4, 2007 at 5:25 pm

anyone know when its made? present?

November 4, 2007 at 5:42 pm

early to mid-90s

December 2, 2007 at 1:17 am

wow! Is there any way of getting a better quality version anywhere?

December 21, 2007 at 5:26 pm

Believe the hype!

harry poppinsreply
February 7, 2008 at 12:13 pm


Clicky Overloadreply
February 18, 2008 at 2:04 pm

“Yemmpa Aba” is more than grand.

February 29, 2008 at 12:48 am


March 20, 2008 at 8:21 am

thanks! it reminds me of early house – raw, simple and direct. i really love the production.

April 10, 2008 at 4:32 pm

This is phenomenal. Thanks and keep up the great work!

dalston shopperreply
April 28, 2008 at 3:45 pm

thought you would be entertained that I managed to get Obaa Sima into my podcast from Durrr :)

it is such a HOT track.

May 11, 2008 at 1:56 pm

thank you this is very nice

May 24, 2008 at 5:12 pm

Keep these here forever. Please.

May 27, 2008 at 8:01 pm

I am playing this guy right now on a live radio shoW!! check


June 18, 2008 at 9:17 am

Where can I get this cd??


Abdulwadud Louwsreply
March 3, 2009 at 8:35 am

This guy is from which country?


Taylor and Alexreply
September 8, 2009 at 7:30 am

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September 29, 2009 at 11:01 am

where can i buy this tape guys ?? NEED IT!!!

October 28, 2009 at 4:13 am

this is all kinds of good.
thank you.

November 13, 2009 at 12:15 pm


that is awesome!!!


December 18, 2009 at 1:29 pm

Thanks for posting more song…

I just can’t understand why you choose to upload poor quality mp3s only this time ?!!?

The tracks you posted earlier of Ata Kak & taken from the same tape (already on the blog) were much much better quality sound compare to those here !!

December 28, 2009 at 10:24 pm


the saucer peoplereply
April 1, 2010 at 1:15 pm

Any chance at all of posting the tape in a higher bit-rate? The Ata Kak material you presented to the world has started to infect all manner of blogs (especially as a result of the glorious video on You Tube of Daa Nyinaa) and it would be so cool to hear a high quality rip of the album…the Ata Kak songs are just so so good and apart from the ‘Obaa Sima’ track on the Afrique K7 compilation, all the other tracks I have heard have been such low quality which is a real shame as this music still sounds as though it was made today and not twenty odd years ago!

If anyone can help with a good quality rip can they let me know by posting a message here, many thanks.

Edmund Sackbauerreply
April 4, 2011 at 9:53 pm

Here you can find a remastered version of the album in good quality:

September 1, 2011 at 8:04 pm

Thanks so much for the HQ rip.

February 6, 2013 at 7:28 pm

Seriously, anyone know where I can buy an actual copy of this?

June 22, 2014 at 10:22 pm

Heard the R4 Documentary. Fully inspired by the music. Thank you.

July 31, 2014 at 6:52 pm

awesome . just awesome

September 3, 2014 at 11:57 pm

Very very excited to get to here ata kaks music. Very proud of u guyz

September 4, 2014 at 2:46 am

Just heard the Radio 4 documentary in the states on BBC Radio World Service. Very interesting story and some very intriguing music. I can’t wait to hear the remake of this album!

September 4, 2014 at 9:11 pm

Heard about Ata Kak and the journey to find him on the BBC!

I’d really love a good release of this. CD, vinyl… doesn’t matter :)

Lisa J.reply
September 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Hi Brian, this is Lisa J Whelan from the Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC). I am looking to report on crate diggers who come to the region in search of new sounds for western audiences. Would you be willing to answer a few of my questions? You can email me at Thank you for your time.

September 14, 2014 at 9:46 pm

I’ve fallen in love with Ata Kak’s music. So sad this great tunes didn’t make him money then but nice you guys are helping him out. Great work.

September 18, 2014 at 6:32 am

Just listened to the BBC program about your quest to find Ata Kak. It’s great music! I really hope that this will bring global recognition to him.

The Organ Donorreply
November 16, 2014 at 7:48 pm

This is absolutely great! I’ll buy a copy on tape or vinyl or mp3 anytime. As long as Ata Kak gets his percentage!

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