Where Ifetayo merged calypso with funk and Afrobeat in an easygoing style, Praise-Jah turned towards disco with earnest spiritual overtones. On the vocal version, Imo and an uncredited female singer trade devotional chorus and verse over organ funk, sweet synth harmonies, churning bass and dub-style sparks. Between her crisp shouts of "praise him," Imo plays trumpets, drums and cymbals, as though his instruments might have the agency to respond. Later, he sings, "Let everything that breathe the breath of life / praise, praise He, the Lord."
Invisible City Editions, run by Brandon Hocura and Gary Abugan, has reissued rare music from Zambia, South Africa and the US, but it has given special focus to Trinidad. The 12-inches the label has sourced from the Caribbean island have what Abugan calls a "refraction of styles." Stephen Encinas' Disco Illusion and Michael Boothman's Touch were disco records with alien touches. Soca, disco, dub and gospel come together with the same ineffable clarity on Praise-Jah.