I think it’s been years since we’ve shared anything from the Caribbean/South American nation of Suriname. Finding Kaseko records outside of Holland isn’t easy, so it’s always extra special the few times I come across these maxi-singles like this one from The Cosmo Stars who were considered one best Kaseko bands ever.
Whoa! That was my reaction to first laying eyes on this record. Master Blaster is just a dope name. I’m not sure if they took it from Stevie Wonder’s hit song from Hotter Than July, but paired with this album art I was absolutely loving it before even hearing it.
So who are Master Blaster? They just happen to be a really great 80’sKaseko band from Suriname. If you’ve never heard Kaseko music before, it’s something like a New Orleans brass band, but with more Caribbean flavor sung in Dutch creole. For whatever reason most records you find from Suriname, are 12″ singles or EP’s, which I love because you get a nice loud pressing and some fun melodies like this one.