Lucky Mereki - You Got Me Dancing
For RE:WARM 007 we present Lucky Mereki's fabulous album 'You Got Me Dancing' which was originally released on Accord Music back in 1991. Now officially licensed via Gallo Music, remastered & presented in its original sleeve design for RE:WARM. The album will be out physically and digitally on the 8th October and will be preceded by three singles in the run up to release date.
Despite Lucky still being an active musician of over 30 years and still producing music in his home country of South Africa, This album on Accord Music from 1991 was overlooked. This is sadly so often the case for many artists of the time. Thankfully due to the resurgence in Bubblegum Pop, Afro Boogie, Kwaito, House & Pantsula over the last decade or so this has given a new lease of life to some amazing music from the late 80s & 90s township subcultures from South Africa. We think this one fits that Pre-Kwaito bill nicely, the genre that led a township subculture into the mainstream. Its sweet, its sensitive, its hopeful with very infectious rhythms and synth lines throughout, reflecting better times ahead as a new future began to emerge from a post-apartheid South Africa.
You Got Me Dancing
You And I
For Your love
We Are One
Who Is Lucky Mereki ?
Lucky Mereki was born and raised in Galeshewe, Kimberley, South Africa. He is a musician through and through as he plays bass, keyboards, guitar & drums! He started his music career in 1984 with a band called 'African Sounds' and he then moved to Johannesburg in search of better musical opportunities. He went on to work with some of the biggest names in the South African music industry such as Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Chicco, Papa Makhene, Vusi Shange and Brenda Fassie's band and The Big Dudes!
Lucky had been writing songs from the very beginning of his career before being signed for a one album deal with Accord Music in 1990 where he recorded "You Got Me Dancing". In 1997 Lucky started to work fulltime as a studio engineer and producer. He has worked with a lot of artists, including HHP, Kabelo, Mbongeni Ngema, Hugh Masekela, Ed Jordan, DJ Dino Bravo, Juluka and many others. Lucky Mereki still continues writing and producing for a number of artists in his home country of South Africa.