In 2011, Brian Shimkovitz launched When Shimkovitz launched Awesome Tapes From Africa, a fantastic record label that tracks down the musicians and producers responsible for his favorite cassettes in view to give them a proper release. There was however one strange mid-90s cassette tape who's creator had always eluded him: Ata Kak.
Eventually, he met the Ghanian clerk of a store who knew someone who knew someone, who knew someone who knew Ata Kak. After a long search he finally got the number of one his children. By the time Shimkovitz finally spoke to Ata Kak, he had completely forgotten about the music he had made. Inspired by this story and the effort it had taken to find him Ata Kak suddenly resurrected and eventually signed a contract to re-release his tape.