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Soul Jazz Records presents - Nigeria Soul Fever! - Afro Funk, Disco and Boogie: West African Disco Mayem!
Soul Jazz Records presents
Nigeria Soul Fever! - Afro Funk, Disco and Boogie: West African Disco Mayem!
3LP (Soul Jazz)
Item No:491279
Katalog-Nr:SJRLP344
Release:UK
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records presents - Nigeria Soul Fever! - Afro Funk, Disco and Boogie: West African Disco Mayem! 3LP
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Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleeve-notes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life).Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria. Artists such as Don Bruce & The Angels, Akin Richards & The Executives, Angela Starr, Jimmy Sherry & The Music Agents. It’s no surprise that these records are extremely rare and expensive to buy individually so this album will save you going broke trying to find them.These recordings were made at a time when Nigeria’s trade restrictions banned imported records. Whilst new musical trends (such as American soul, funk, disco etc) entered and influenced the country, the local music scene remained just that – local. Consequently, these recordings remain practically unknown to anyone outside of the country.
V.A. - Space Echo
V.A.
Space Echo
2LP (Analog Africa)
Item No:471798
Katalog-Nr:AALP080
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Space Echo 2LP
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In the spring of 1968 a cargo ship was preparing to leave the port of Baltimore with an important shipment of musical instruments. Its final destination was Rio De Janeiro, where the EMSE Exhibition (Exposição Mundial Do Son Eletrônico) was going to be held. It was the first expo of its kind to take place in the Southern Hemisphere and many of the leading companies in the field of electronic music were involved. Rhodes, Moog, Farfisa, Hammond and Korg, just to name a few, were all eager to present their newest synthesisers and other gadgets to a growing and promising South American market, spearheaded by Brazil and Colombia.The ship with the goods set sail on the 20th of March on a calm morning and mysteriously disappeared from the radar on the very same day. One can only imagine the surprise of the villagers of Cachaço, on the Sao Nicolau island of Cabo Verde, when a few months later they woke up and found a ship stranded in their fields, in the middle of nowhere, 8 km from any coastline.After consulting with the village elders, the locals had decided to open the containers to see what was inside – however gossip as scintillating as this travels fast and colonial police had already arrived and secured the area. Portuguese scientists and physicians were ordered to the scene and after weeks of thorough studies and research, it was concluded that the ship had fallen from the sky. One of the less plausible theories was that it might have fallen from a Russian military air carrier. The locals joked that again the government had wasted their tax money on a useless exercise, as a simple look at the crater generated by the impact could explain the phenomena. “No need for Portuguese rocket scientists to explain this!” they laughed.What the villagers didn’t know, was that traces of cosmic particles were discovered on the boat. The bow of the ship showed traces of extreme heat, very similar to traces found on meteors, suggesting that the ship had penetrated the hemisphere at high speed. That theory also didn't make sense as such an impact would have reduced the ship to dust. Mystery permeated the event.Finally, a team of welders arrived to open the containers and the whole village waited impatiently. The atmosphere, which had been filled with joy and excitement, quickly gave way to astonishment. Hundreds of boxes conjured, all containing keyboards and other instruments which they had never seen before: and all useless in an area devoid of electricity. Disappointment was palpable. The goods were temporarily stored in the local church and the women of the village had insisted a solution be found before Sunday mass.It is said that charismatic anti-colonial leader Amílcar Cabral had ordered for the instruments to be distributed equally in places that had access to electricity, which placed them mainly in schools. This distribution was best thing that could have happened - keyboards found fertile grounds in the hands of curious children, born with an innate sense of rhythm who picked up the ready-to-use instruments. This in turn facilitated the modernisation of local rhythms such as Mornas, Coladeras and the highly danceable music style called Funaná, which had been banned by the Portuguese colonial rulers until 1975 due to its sensuality!The observation was made that the children who came into contact with the instruments found on the ship inherited prodigious capabilities to understand music and learn instruments. One of them was the musical genius Paulino Vieira, who by the end of the 70s would become the country´s most important music arranger. 8 out of the 15 songs presented in this compilation had been recorded with the backing of the band Voz de Cabo Verde, lead by Paulino Vieira, the mastermind behind the creation and promulgation of what is known today as “The Cosmic Sound of Cabo Verde”.
Faadumo Qaasim / Ahmed Sharief Yusuf - Majogo / Berflasana
Faadumo Qaasim / Ahmed Sharief Yusuf
Majogo / Berflasana
7" (Afro7)
Item No:490888
Katalog-Nr:AFR7-7-1
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Faadumo Qaasim / Ahmed Sharief Yusuf - Majogo / Berflasana 7"
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SCREW RECORD STORE DAY! We would have had AFRO7 01 & 02 singles available by this date, but they didn’t make it. On the positive side,we got this one in our store:The ScorpiosA west London based Sudanese band playing Traditional tribal songs about family, love and religion from central Sudan. The songs which were played at weddings get together’s, religious ceremonies and events. Many of the musicians moved from Sudan after the Islamist take over and play music coming from a 60’s and 70’s inclination. At that time there was a melting pot in Sudan with many western influences with roots in South American, Funk and Rock&Roll. Sudan was always the country at the Horn of Africa country most willing to mix these influences. The music consists of Arabic rhythms with guitars, heavy bass and synths and sometimes horns supported by heavy percussion and drums. The music consists of songs either sung by women or men depending on the nature of the songs. Much of this music is slowly being forgotten by newer generations from Sudan. This limited single is just a teaser for the full album coming later this year. Hear or download full mp3 tracks in the links below
Keni Okulolo - Talkin' Bass
Keni Okulolo
Talkin' Bass
LP (Hot Casa)
Item No:491175
Katalog-Nr:HC42
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Keni Okulolo - Talkin' Bass LP
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Reissue of an ultra-rare Afro-Funk album by KENI OKULOLO. First and rare album from the famous bass player and band leader of MONOMONO Nigerian band. 3 amazing tracks recorded in 1974 at EMI studio, taken from his ultra-rare and so hard to find Talkin' bass experience masterpiece album plus an extra track that we decided with the artist to include here. His funky gem “Funky People” was produced during the famous “Mixed Grill” sessions in Lagos. Fully Licenced with one of a few living Nigerian musicians with roots in both traditional village music and funky West-African popular genres, five times voted Nigeria's best bassist by the Nigerian Association of Music journalists. The original album is so hard to find and cost more than thousand euros, so don’t hesitate to listen to this remastered Afro-Soul gem.
Shango Dance Band - Shango Dance Band
Shango Dance Band
Shango Dance Band
LP+7" (Comb & Razor Sound)
Item No:489552
Katalog-Nr:CRZR1003-LP
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Shango Dance Band - Shango Dance Band LP+7"
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In the early years of Fela Kuti's career, well before he would define the genre of afrobeat, and leave an indelible mark on the musical landscape, he was a struggling trumpet player, seeking to redefine the sound of his current group, the art-jazz ensemble Fela Ransome-Kuti Quintet. As he moved his group towards the then-popular genre of highlife in 1963, he lost his bassist in the move towards commercial success, but gained the company of Ojo Okeji, who had a sterling reputation both as a bassist andpercussionist in groups like Lagos Cool Cats, Rex Williams' Nigerian Artistes, and Western Toppers Highlife Band, a favorite of Kuti's. Okeji impressed Kuti with his deft jazziness on the bass, so he was in on the spot, and the Fela Ransome-Kuti Quintet became Koola Lobitos. It was Okeji that introduced Kuti to the famed percussionist Tony Allen, (Who would subsequently join Kuti into his greatest years as an artist) as well as conguero Abayomi "Easy" Adio. During his time in Koola Lobitos, Okeji not only contributed deeply melodic, and adeptly rhythmic baselines, but brought his own influence from emerging US soul artists like James Brown & The Famous Flames and Wilson Pickett, heavily pushing Koola Lobitos towards a more soulful direction. This push was often resisted by Kuti, who frequently clashed with Okeji. 1968 proved to be a turning point for the group, as the Nigerian Civil War broke out, and many starving musicians turned to the military for work. Okeji and Adio would leave for the army, while Kuti and Allen kept Koola Lobitos going, where it evolved through different names and iterations and grew into the worldwide afrobeat force that made Kuti an icon during the 70s and 80s. But as Kuti and Allen rose to global recognition, Okeji and Adio would form a new band within the ranks of the 6th Infantry Brigade of the Nigerian Army. Their emblazoned blue jackets earned them the nickname "The Blues”, but Okeji preferred the name “Shango” after the Yoruba thunder god. Shango took the fundamentals of Kuti's famous afrobeat and brought new layers of guitar and horn arrangements, while often invoking supernatural aesthetics, and maintaining a love for the US soul artists that influenced Okeji so much. Because Shango was an army band however, their records were not readily available to anyone outside of the military so their music, including their eponymous 1974 LP, remained relatively unknown even amongst the people of Nigeria. Decades later Comb & Razor is thrilled to present this long-lost Nigerian gem for the first time to a world-wide audience.LP is limited to 1000 copies and includes bonus 7-inch disc featuring the rare 1972 single “Son Of Thunder” b/w “Alupandugbe”.
Bitori - Legend Of Funana - The Forbidden Music Of The Cape Verde Islands
Bitori
Legend Of Funana - The Forbidden Music Of The Cape Verde Islands
LP (Analog Africa)
Item No:481477
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bitori - Legend Of Funana - The Forbidden Music Of The Cape Verde Islands LP
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Bitori (Ferro Gaita's teacher) has long been overlooked. The time has come to put the spotlight back on the 'Legend of Funaná.Originally recorded in 1998 in Rotterdam, the album 'Bitori Nha Bibinha' revolutionized the uplifting 'funana' genre from the Cabo Verdian island Santiago. The album is named after bandleader Bitori, who is hailed for his unique style on the gaita diatonic accordion.In the early 50's, Victor (Bitori) Tavares embarked to the island of Sao Tomé & Principe and returned to Cabo Verde with an accordion. Self taught, Bitori developed his own style, an infectious blaze, that quickly caught the attention of the older generation on Santiago Island. Initially the rural accordion-based sound of funaná was banned and frowned upon. Following Cape Verde´s independence in 1975 the sound spread like a wildfire. Analog Africa's founder Samy Ben Redjeb has been preparing to release this signature ablum for a while and happy to reunite three of the original musicians on this album, plus groove meastro Jorge Martins of Buli Mundo and explosive talentAntonio Sanches.
Tee Mac & Marjorie Barnes - Night Illusion
Tee Mac & Marjorie Barnes
Night Illusion
LP (Soul Jazz)
Item No:493492
Release:1980 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tee Mac & Marjorie Barnes - Night Illusion LP
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Soul Jazz Records’ are releasing Tee Mac’s ‘Night Illusion’, a lost classic Nigerian Afro soul meets disco boogie funk album originally released in Nigeria in 1980 as a private-press release of 1000 copies on the enigmatic artists’ own label.Impossibly hard to find, the record remains practically unknown outside of Nigeria. Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli is a multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger and features on Soul Jazz Records’ recent collection Nigeria Soul Fever – Afro Funk Disco and Boogie alongside Joni Haastrup, Christy Essien and others, as well as on a recent compilation ‘Nepa Oh Nepa’ (released on Hot Casa earlier this year). The timelessness of this soulful, ground-breaking funk jazz lost masterpiece ‘Night Illusion’ leads to comparisons with James Mason’s legendary lost classic album Rhythm of Life, with his unique individualism and intensity hinting at the boogie funk of groups such as Mass Production and Slave so loved by artists such as Moodyman and Theo Parrish. While Fela Kuti isnow a cultural icon of Nigerian music throughout the world, the recent crossover success of William Onyeabor shows just how much undiscovered Nigerian music remains waiting to be explored outside of the country.Tee Mac was born in Lagos, the son of a Nigerian princess and a Swiss diplomat. He picked up the flute at age 7 and ten years later was studying classical musical in Switzerland under his uncle the composer J.J. Direndirger. Returning to Lagos, Nigeria in 1970 heformed the heavyweight afro rock group Tee Mac and Afro Collection (which included Johnny Haastrup on keyboards and The Lijadu Sisters on vocals). This band was famously joined by the legendary Cream drummer GingerBaker who came to Nigeria to play with them in 1971 (captured in the film Ginger Baker in Africa).At age 24, Tee Mac moved to Germany where he co-wrote and recorded the European disco group Silver Convention (whose ‘Fly Robin Fly’ became number one in the USA charts). This enabled him to return to Nigeria where he formed his own label SKJRecords to release his self-financed album Night Illusion, as well as buying two nightclubs and also investing in a number of mineral mining companies!Tee Mac continues to live in Lagos today and travels the world as a composer – one of whose pieces is The City of Mer Kailash (2009), a two-hour ballet featuring over 60 dancers and a 100+ piece orchestra.
Odion Iruoje - Down To Earth
Odion Iruoje
Down To Earth
LP (Soundway)
Item No:485777
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP086
Release:1983 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Thanks to the great Soundway-Team here's another valuable reissue of an impossible-to-find nigerian boogie-gem!
Erick Cosaque - Kaloukera Percussions EP
Erick Cosaque
Kaloukera Percussions EP
12" (Sofrito Super Singles)
Item No:498010
Katalog-Nr:SSS017
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Erick Cosaque - Kaloukera Percussions EP 12"
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Rootsy, body-rocking Gwo Ka rhythms with dashes of drum machines and electronics, from 1988-93. Dancefloor mayhem.During this period, the 808, 909 and co were permeating music-making world-wide. From pulsating Chicago house and rough Detroit techno, to the dancehalls of Kingston and the shebeens of Kinshasa, every place and every scene reacted to the new technology in a different way.The French Caribbean was no exception. Long the bedrock of Zouk, it was fertile ground for the new equipment and fresh sounds.Kaloukera Percussions celebrates the music of celebrated Guadeloupean singer and percussionist Erick Cosaque. Staunch activist in the name of the music, language and culture of Guadeloupe, his musical career spans five decades.
Dexter Story - Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington
Dexter Story
Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington
7" (Soundway)
Item No:493590
Katalog-Nr:SNDW7022
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dexter Story - Wejene Aola Feat. Kamasi Washington 7"
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For his next release on Soundway Records, Los Angeles-based Dexter Story hooks up with long time friend and compatriot of music, the saxophonist, jazz composer, producer and band-leader Kamasi Washington. A fierce, rumbling electro Ethio-Funk groove provides the platform for an intense and powerful interplay between Washington on tenor sax and Todd Simon on trumpet. An instrumental cover version of Tilahun Gessesse's 1970s cut of the same name, it's Story's homage to the oppressed Oromo people of Southern Ethiopia. Backed on the flip by the one cut from Story's 'Wondem' long-player that did not make it to vinyl when the LP version was cut, Nia Andrew's sublime and atmospheric collaboration on Eastern Prayer will keep all those happy who grumbled at it's exclusion from wax first time around. This is a record that no lover of Ethio-Jazz, Afro-Beat or Funk should be excused for not owning.
V.A. - Mushroom House EP 2
V.A.
Mushroom House EP 2
12" (Toy Tonics)
Item No:486754
Katalog-Nr:TOYT054
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
V.A. - Mushroom House EP 2 12"
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Toy Tonics going Afro House. The MUSHROOM HOUSE compilation series part brings 4 unreleased tracks. Including two of the most relevant names of the growing scene: AUNTIE FLO from UK and mysterious producer HYENAH. Hyenah is a favourite of the scene’s main man Black Coffee and DJ’s like Dixon and the Innervisions circle are heavy fans. Also on this EP a new track by Toy Tonics very own ZHUT & KAPOTE. Kids from Berlin with a good buzz right now. Inside their track Afro Rico an Senegalese child choir meets some Zappaesque Marimbas going crazy… And as a bonus track you find Munk’s Nigerian Jam: A Nigerian Funk band rolling over an heavy disco beat. Very deep, but very effective.
International Soleil Band - Ta Lassa
International Soleil Band
Ta Lassa
12" (Soundway)
Item No:475543
Katalog-Nr:SNDW12022
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
International Soleil Band - Ta Lassa 12"
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Composed by Gnamakoron Sidi Diabaté it was featured originally on an album released in 1983 by French Warners offshoot WAM (West African Music) - a short lived label that recorded about 20 releases of West African music released in France. This 12” features an extended Hide & Smile edit on the A side and the original album version on the flip. Better be fast!
Nigeria 70 - Volume 2: Lagos Jump
Nigeria 70
Volume 2: Lagos Jump
2LP+CD (Strut)
Item No:486295
Release:2008 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nigeria 70 - Volume 2: Lagos Jump 2LP+CD
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Wow! A brilliant follow-up to Strut's essential Nigeria 70 compilation from a few years back!This is a brilliant compilation that will certainly appeal to fans of the Sound Way releases - sixteen tracks of obscure Nigerian music from the 1970s spanning afro-cosmic chuggers, to Fela-inspired afro-beat, to wicked afrofunk, to tough dancefloor highlife, to African reggae and beyond!
Sory Bamba - Du Mali
Sory Bamba
Du Mali
LP (Africa Seven)
Item No:495998
Katalog-Nr:ASVN035
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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One of the most pivotal figures in the history of Malian music is Sorry Bamba. His work spans five decades and his music bridges the gap between Mali's cultural traditions and new the music which arose from the musical cross overs which occurred in Mali's post-Colonial period. Bamba was born in 1938 in Mopti. This is dissected by both the Niger and Bani rivers and known for its rich cultural diversity. Bamba's father was a distinguished veteran of Emperor Samory Toure's military and a nobleman in Malian society, however, this meant young Sorry was forbidden to make music, as under the nation's caste system, music was an art form reserved for the Griots.At the age of 10, Sorry's parents died and in traumatic times that followed the young teen found solace in music. He first taught himself to play am African six-holed flute. As he progressed he began to absorbed the rich tapestry of music of his surroundings, traditional Malian music, highlife from Ghana, local accordion master Toumani Toure, European singers and musicians. In 1957 Sorry formed his first band, Group Goumbe, named after a popular Ivory Coast dance style. In 1960 Mali gained independence from France, Bamba and his group benefited from a new openness toward local music on the state-run radio network Radio Mali. Sorry then went on to form two award-winning, further collectives Bani Jazz and later the Kanaga Orchestra. They fused Latin jazz, Western R&B, Psychadelic and funk, and traditional Malian styles made them a favourite in Mali and beyond.In 1979 Sorry produced his third LP for the Paris based Sonafric group. Long out of print Africa Seven is pleased to be re-issuing the LP with the authorization of the newly reformed Sonafric group. The re-issue benefits from extensive restoration and re-mastering to a spectral analysis level, bringing and polishing long lost and distorted sounds.The six track masterpiece opens with "Mayel". It blends Afro-space grooves, cowbell and swirling organ with psych guitar and punchy horns. "Kanaga 78" was named after his band of the time. Sounding as fresh (if not more so) in 2016 as it did in 1979 the hypnotic bass, expansive drums, twisting organ and snakelike fuzz-guitar all combine to create a masterpiece of African psychedelia. "Bayadjourou" closes off Side A of the LP with its pulsating, incessant organ hook-line and driving tom drums while adding in layers of Malian vocal from a female chorus and Sorry himself.Side B opens up with "Tjamantie Kolo" which is powered by driving conga and drums layered with traditional vocals and distorted picked electric guitar lines. "N'Nebakaidi" focuses on the song writing skill and delivery of Sorry who delivers a masterful vocal over grooves which somehow manage to sound melancholy but somehow also forlornly uplifting at the same time. The LP closes with "Nani Nani" which is a brass driven wall of African sound.Stay tuned for further re-issues of Sorry Bamba's first and second albums soon on Africa Seven.
Funkees, The - Now I'm A Man
Funkees, The
Now I'm A Man
LP (PMG)
Item No:486628
Katalog-Nr:PMG023LP
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Funkees, The - Now I'm A Man LP
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Few bands out there are more worthy of belonging in the canon of appropriately-named acts than The Funkees. Formed in the aftermath of the Biafran Civil War in Nigeria to raise spirits, the band swiftly conquered the dancefloors of Nigeria and were soon off to London to achieve similar feats at Ronnie Scott's and other such legendary venues. Originally released in 1976, Now I'm A Man was the band's second LP and captured the Nigerian troupe three years into their London-era pomp, delivering a vibrant eight-track salvo of psychedelically-charged music that tightly fused afro, funk, rock, disco and more. Austrian archivists PMG step up with a timely reissue that reminds us just how damn funkee The Funkees were - the jungle bongo of "Salam" and straight-up party jam of "Dance With Me" being particular highlights.
Niagara - Niagara
Niagara
Niagara
LP (PMG)
Item No:468550
Release:1970 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Niagara - Niagara LP
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This was more a project than an actual band formed by German jazz drum legend Klaus Weiss. He formerly worked with another jazz legend from his mother country, Klaus Doldinger and gained some fame in the German jazz circuit of the 60s and 70s. His 1971 works with Niagara was the offspring of the vision to create an orchestra made entirely of drummers and percussionists. Despite the fact that there is definitely no regular melody instrument to be heard on this album, the two lengthy compositions are arranged in such an enthralling way, that they have a rather catchy and memorable feel. Among the cult drummers featured on this album are Udo Lindenberg (yes, this icon of German rock and pop started as a drummer) and session hero Keith Forsey. So what both compositions offer is an ever pulsating rhythm inferno, a maelstrom of different grooves and sounds. If you go for this album to find some pop tunes you better change your mind. If you wish to be enchanted and hypnotized by a massive wall of percussion sounds and be dragged deeper and deeper into a state of trance which is utterly addictive you are welcome. This album goes deeper as most psychedelic rock with dreamy melodies and heavy organ work. You cannot compare it to anything ,so open your mind for the ultimate rhythm experience and join in if you dare. Only if you dare.
Sahara All Star Band Jos - Sahara All Star Band Jos
Sahara All Star Band Jos
Sahara All Star Band Jos
LP (PMG)
Item No:497843
Katalog-Nr:PMG026LP
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sahara All Star Band Jos - Sahara All Star Band Jos LP
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Based in the Havana Nightclub, in the central plateau town of Jos, the Sahara All Stars of Jos weren't part of the Lagos scene or the one in the east. Their leader, Dan Satch Ayo, had played with Dr Sir Warrior in the Orientals. He'd jammed with Mohammed Ahidjo and Sonny Akpan from The Funkees. Together with the All Stars he took the best of both scenes and created his own tight, hypnotic groove. First released in 1978, Sahara All Stars of Jos is a musical journey through all of those influences. ‘Freedom For Africa' is a potent rallying cry sugarcoated with a sweet reggae vibe. ‘World People' is an Afrobeat gem that condenses a night out at The Shrine into 10 min 43 secs. You can almost feel the steam coming out of New York manholes on ‘Take Your Soul.' And the Highlife-tinged ‘Alikali Adajo' brings it back, full-circle, to the Jos Hotel, just off the roundabout, where it all began. Engineered by Fela Kuti's regular knob twiddler, Emmanuel A. Odunesu, Sahara All Stars of Jos is a tight, funky sonic gem and a timely reminder that, in 70's, the groove was strong all over Nigeria.
Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments - Afrobeat Makers Volume 3
Nu Guinea
The Tony Allen Experiments - Afrobeat Makers Volume 3
LP (Comet)
Item No:465952
Katalog-Nr:COMET072
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments - Afrobeat Makers Volume 3 LP
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Comet is pleased to announce the third volume of the Afrobeat Makers Series: Nu Guinea - The Tony Allen Experiments.By re-working the original magic drum patterns from the Afrobeat master Tony Allen, Nu Guinea created a compilation of tracks which is charged by a voluminous electronic jazz-Psyche funk imprint.For this release, Comet Records teamed up with Early Sounds Recordings, the berlin label, also home to duo Berliners Nu Guinea.The Naples formed, Berlin-based duo, is a project that arose out of jam sessions, melting synthesizers with instruments, containing a handmade sound that is not aiming for perfection but genuineness. It can be understood as a steadily shaping form, always open for collaborations with other musicians.They've previously collaborated with singer Wayne Snow (fellow berliner artist on Comet) for the vocal edit of Nu-World, also delivered a remix for Wayne Snow’ ʻRosie Epʼ both recently released on Tartelet Records.
Al Dobson Jr. - Rye Lane Volume 1
Al Dobson Jr.
Rye Lane Volume 1
LP (Rhythm Section International)
Item No:365887
Katalog-Nr:RS001
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Al Dobson Jr. - Rye Lane Volume 1 LP
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Sprung up from his much-fêted clubnight of the same name, Bradley Zero has enlisted fellow Peckham local Al Dobson Jr to inaugurate Rhythm Section International with this: Rye Lane Volume 1, an 11 track mini-LP stuffed to the rafters with summery goodness. The importance of location on Rye Lane Volume 1 appears both tantamount and inconsequential: many of the titles on offer dot specific points of reference on the map (Peru, Grenada, Cameroon, Columbia, Peckham's Rye Lane), but Dobson Jr does his best to melt these heterogeneous influences down into something definably his own.Elliptical funkiness and nimble calypso grooves bob and weave through the melodic, soft-tone jazz stylings, all underpinned by a steady bump. This melange of warm styles mirrors the Peckham streets upon which it was cooked up, teaming with raw energy but quietly confident enough not to shout too loud about it. Tempos shift up and down at will as Dobson Jr shuffles through his strong pack at speed, maxing out the replay value.With it being almost impossible to define the sound of Rhythm Section in one record, Rye Lane Volume 1 perfectly fits the role of inaugural release by the way in which the album encapsulates the sum of Rhythm Section’s influences into one coherent blend of experimental, percussive led jams. This selection of tracks, carefully curated from over 200 never released works, is a concise statement from the Peckham based label as it confidently steps out from it’s humble suburban origins into the international arena.
Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow
Rob
Make It Fast, Make It Slow
LP (Soundway)
Item No:268139
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP040
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rob - Make It Fast, Make It Slow LP
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Soundway re-issue ROB’s second album for the first time outside Ghana on CD, vinyl and digital.ROB was an enigmatic recording artist from Ghana who cut two albums for the legendary Essiebons label in 1977. Neither of these were big domestic hits at the time and have since become prized amongst collectors in recent years. The title track from this LP was always one of the most popular on the first Soundway release Ghana Soundz and over the years we have been asked many times to re-issue the LP in it’s entirety. A stranger, slower offering than his more dancefloor funk-laden and Spartan first LP, this record sees ROB in similar territory but with the tempo switched down and the introspection turned up. ROB’s trademark horns dominate and are supplied by the Mag-2, an army band founded by leader Amponsah Rockson, who named it after the army unit the band played for – the “magnificent” second battalion. In 1977, Rob traveled to the coastal town of Takoradi in search of Mag-2, which had an entire section of its line-up dedicated to horns, with the intension of laying out his proposal to them. Luckily for Rob, the band took him up on it.With religious overtones and a broody, slightly off-key atmosphere at points it’s certainly one of the stranger afro-funk records to come out of West Africa but with tracks like Loose up Yourself and Make it Fast, Make it Slow he nails it for sure.
Niagara - Afire
Niagara
Afire
LP (Wah Wah)
Item No:478881
Katalog-Nr:LPS165
Release:1973 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Niagara - Afire LP
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Niagara's third LP Afire is the rarest one from kraut drummer, formerly of Sunbirds, Klaus Weiss' band. An astonishing album which returns to the minimal sounds based on percussion and rhythm of their first album, yet retaining a feel of harmony all through it - this time not provided by the brass instruments that had been added in S.U.B., but though to the high emphasis put on combining a variety of drums each tuned to their perfect pitch, and the contribution of Embryo's bass player Dave King. Also present on the sessions were percussionists George Brown, Sabu Rex and Norman Tolbert. The phenomenal rhythms contained on this LP have made it a very sought after piece among those looking for cool samplers to mix.Klaus Weiss is considered one of the best drummers of the German jazz scene, he was always very active and played with a lot of USA jazzmen travelling Germany like Hampton Hawes, Herbie Mann, Mal Waldron or Johnny Griffin, as well as with German greats as Klaus Doldinger, George Gruntz, Friedrich Gulda, etc.The Wah Wah edition is the first ever vinyl reissue and comes with remastered sound, housed in a nice cover reproducing the original fluorescent ink artwork and an insert with notes. Limited to only 500 copies!
V.A. - Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits
V.A.
Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits
LP (Heavenly Sweetness)
Item No:462967
Release:2006 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Ethiopian Modern Instrumental Hits LP
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Pat Thomas - Coming Home (Classics 1967-1981) - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics
Pat Thomas
Coming Home (Classics 1967-1981) - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics
3LP (Strut)
Item No:498624
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pat Thomas - Coming Home (Classics 1967-1981) - Original Ghanaian Highlife & Afrobeat Classics 3LP
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Ghanaian highlife master and “The Golden Voice Of Africa”, Pat Thomas, returns with his first full career retrospective on Strut this Autumn, covering his late ‘60s big band highlife recordings through to the “burger highlife” movement of the early ‘80s. Growing up with music around him (“my uncle, King Onyina, was an important highlife musician”), Thomas was inspired to become a singer after hearing vocalist Joss Aikins: “He sang with Broadway Dance Band and Decca in Ghana chose him to sing with any group that came into their studios.”When a new incarnation of Broadway Dance Band was created in ‘67, led by Ebo Taylor, Thomas received his first big break. “Ebo started to write new songs. I added the lyrics and sang them and it worked well.” The partnership with Taylor would become one of the enduring forces in Ghanaian music during the ‘70s, creating a fresh, progressive new highlife sound. They played with the Blue Monks band before, in 1974, forming Sweet Beans with the backing of Ghana’s Cocoa Marketing Board: “The album, ‘False Lover’, was the first under my own name and my first for Gapophone,” Pat reflects. “Reggae was “on” at that time - Jimmy Cliff was the guy - so I tried reggae fusions and brought in some soul.” The album established Thomas across Ghana. Sweet Beans disbanded but the musicians stayed together as Marijata. “The guys initially used Jewel Ackah as their vocalist but they involved me and I re-vocalled the album. This became the ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’ LP. At that time, I would go to George Prah at Gapophone to ask for money and he would say, ‘if you want me to pay you, go and write a song!’ So, tracks like ‘Coming Home’ came about that way, written on the spot.” A second Marijata album followed before a damaging coup in Ghana in 1979. “Jerry Rawlings’ “house-cleaning” was designed to stop corruption but it seriously damaged our country’s music culture.”Thomas left for Berlin and stayed true to his highlife roots, becoming the first Ghanaian to record highlife there. “In Ghana, people ex-pats living in Germany called themselves ‘burgers’, so the scene became ‘burger highlife’.” Thomas travelled to Togo and London, before settling in Canada: “I ended up there for ten years playing for universities, Ghanaian societies and festivals.”
Tanya Ria - Do the Smasher / Love You Didn't Want
Tanya Ria
Do the Smasher / Love You Didn't Want
7" (Afro7)
Item No:490889
Katalog-Nr:AFR7-7-2
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tanya Ria - Do the Smasher / Love You Didn't Want 7"
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Born in Nyeri in 1953, Rachel Wanjiru, aka Tanya Ria singing came at an early age, as a dedicated Christian in the Kikuyu tribe choir practice is day to day routine. It was in 1977 Kenyan music journalist Nick Ayub and producer Joe Rogoiyo took her to the studio and recorded Do the Smasher and Love You Didn’t Want backed up by the Trippers band(not to be confused with the Tanzanian outfit) led by Francis Njoroge on Keys, Berry on guitar, Charlie Muthemba on bass and Franco on drums. However it was a short-lived singing career, she was professionally a physiotherapist and that took over her time. Sadly Tanya Ria passed in 2013 only 60 years old. It was to her family great surprise they stumbled upon her mother’s recordings on afro7.net by googling her stage name. It was the first time they had heard these songs! Back on wax again as a limited single, with press out centre and silk pressed custom sleeve.
Bajka - The World / Invisible Joy
Bajka
The World / Invisible Joy
7" (Philophon)
Item No:493727
Katalog-Nr:PH45008
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bajka - The World / Invisible Joy 7"
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Bajka and Max Weissenfeldt first met each other when they both attended the same school in Munich, Germany. Their first recordings - under the name Goldenes Zeitalter - took place in 1998 and have proven to be a homage to the nowadays beloved spiritual-jazz-vibe in the manner of Alice Coltrane and co. and were released in 2005 by Jazzman Records.Now, Bajka has found her way back to her musical family and joined Philophon - the right environment for such a unique voice, joining a growing roster of talented artists including: The Polyversal Souls, Roy X, Guy One, Alogte Oho Jonas, Hailu Mergia, Idris Ackamoor and The Pyramids, Jimi Tenor and Y-Bayani."The World" is driven by the heavyweight drumming of Max, counterpointed by the iridescent voice of Bajka. She reflects the glory of our world by showing the listener through her talent that she in person is for sure part of that glory. On the flip side, "Invisible Joy", Bajka gives her own interpretation of Philophon's own label anthem, which was already the title track of The Polyversal Souls' celebrated debut album.
V.A. - Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
V.A.
Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
3LP (Soundway)
Item No:492340
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP084
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Kenya Special Volume 2: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s 3LP
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Kenya Special was one of Soundway Records’ most popular releases and is considered a milestone in East African compilations.Soundway is now proud to present ‘Kenya Special : Volume Two’. This time the team of compilers have gone to even greater lengths to share a small part of what is slowly being accepted as an essential element of East Africa’s cultural heritage: the history of recorded popular music.The featured songs on Kenya Special : Volume Two bend the rules, break away from existing genres and sometimes experiment with foreign music trends. The approach to musical rediscovery behind Kenya Special : Volume Two has its origins in a youthful movement of vinyl collecting as well as, to some extent, club culture.
Susso - Keira
Susso
Keira
LP (Soundway)
Item No:491304
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP094
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Susso - Keira LP
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Susso, aka bassist / producer Huw Bennett, creates music inspired by, and directly sampling, the magnificent sounds of the Mandinka people, recorded during a recent trip to Gambia. Initially travelling with the aim of gaining perspective as a musician and to discover a new world of music first hand, Huw found himself humbled by such a welcoming community of artists, mostly belonging to the celebrated Suso and Kuyateh griot families. The tracks are composed entirely from original source material, field recordings and Huw’s talents as a multi-instrumentalist; performing tuned percussion from the region including the Mandinka Balafon, Kutiringding drum, aswell drawing on his skill as a professional upright / electric bassist. The music produced has a contemporary electronic sound, whilst still paying homage to a traditional Gambian aesthetic. Keira (meaning peace) guides the listener through Huw’s journey up the River Gambia, being welcomed into remote dusty villages, where your people are the most important thing in life.
Afous D'Afous - Tarhanine Tegla
Afous D'Afous
Tarhanine Tegla
7" (Sahel Sounds)
Item No:488345
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Afous D'Afous - Tarhanine Tegla 7"
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V.A. - Senegal 70
V.A.
Senegal 70
2LP (Analog Africa)
Item No:446533
Katalog-Nr:AALP079
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Senegal 70 2LP
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Sonic gems and previously unreleased recordings from the '70s!This collection on double-LP offers an insight into the musical adventures that were taking place in the major Senegalese cities during the '60s and '70s. The compilation reflects the unique fusions of funk, Mbalax, Cuban Son and Mandigue guitar sounds that transformed Dakar into West Africa's most vibrant city. The comprehensive 12-page booklet (biographies, pix, and more) is a precious document attesting to the decades of transformation that led to modern Senegalese music.
Vaudou Game - La Vie C'Est Bon
Vaudou Game
La Vie C'Est Bon
7" (Hot Casa)
Item No:486718
Katalog-Nr:HC45
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vaudou Game - La Vie C'Est Bon 7"
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From the forthcoming album Kidayu, out September 8th 2016 on Hot Casa Records. When faced with the decision to take a different direction at the risk of getting lost in a synthetic sound or to further explore the same musical path, Vaudou Game did not need to consult the oracle for very long when putting together their new album. Since their first acclaimed album, Apiafo and its irresistible single "Pas Contente", these Lyon natives never turned down the heat on over 130 stages across Europe, Africa, America and Asia. Peter Solo has displayed his amulets, charisma and yellow pants around the globe. When time came for them to harness their Afro-Funk sound for the second time, they turned their attention once again to their analog strengths. Vintage material, instruments produced in the 70's and cassette tapes were the "grigris" (or lucky charms) which proved most effective to ward off digital corruption of their music and return them to a tight-knit group with a solid groove.
V.A. - Matasuna Records presents Afreaka!
V.A.
Matasuna Records presents Afreaka!
12" (Matasuna)
Item No:479681
Katalog-Nr:MSR001
Release:2016 / Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Matasuna Records presents Afreaka! 12"
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Voodoocutskicks off the A-Side with 'Kelja', a raw 70s afro-funk bomb from the Ivory Coast. The American-funk inspired tune features a funky bassline & killer organ vibe, mingled with a dirty, raw saxophone line and James Brown influenced vocals. Voodoocuts' rework turns the track into a serious dancefloor banger! In 'The Tortoise Loop' Voodoocuts blends an infectious groove with pounding drum breaks and hypnotic vocals. A hot afro-latin joint not to be missed! On the flip SoulBrigada takes things to a disco tip. 'Hustleman' is a stunning afrofunk & disco gem from West Africa. The second track 'Madera' is an afro-disco gem with a compelling Cape Verdean groove. SoulBrigada rearranged the tracks, added drums, samples and effects building a brigde between past and present - without ever losing its original organic vibe. Two essential tunes for your record bag!
Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82
Kiki Gyan
24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82
2LP (Soundway)
Item No:291661
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP047
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kiki Gyan - 24 Hours In A Disco 1978-82 2LP
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Soundway Records present ’24 Hours in A Disco 1978 - 82’, 7 cuts of relentless disco grooves from the sublimely gifted Kiki Gyan. Hailed as Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder, Ghanaian multi-instrumentalist Kiki Gyan was a musical wunderkind who by 1975 had risen from the lowly status of high school dropout to being ranked eighth in a poll of the greatest keyboardists in the world (occupying the rarefied air of the top ten with heavyweights like Steve Winwood, Billy Preston, and Stevie Wonder) as well as becoming an in-demand session player in the top recording studios of London - all before his twenty-first birthday.
Vaudou Game - Kidayu
Vaudou Game
Kidayu
LP (Hot Casa)
Item No:497167
Katalog-Nr:HC46LP
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vaudou Game - Kidayu LP
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When faced with the decision to take a different direction at the risk of getting lost in a synthetic sound or to further explore the same musical path, Vaudou Game didn’t need to consult the oracle for very long when putting together their new album. Since their first acclaimed album, Apiafo and its irresistible single "Pas Contente", these Lyon natives never turned down the heat on over 130 stages across Europe, Africa, America and Asia. Peter Solo has displayed his amulets, charisma and yellow pants around the globe. When time came for them to harness their Afro-Funk sound for the second time, they turned their attention once again to their analog strengths. Vintage material, instruments produced in the 70's and cassette tapes were the "grigris" (or lucky charms) which proved most effective to ward off digital corruption of their music and return them to a tight-knit group with a solid groove. This unbeatable trance rhythm, inherited from James Brown and Fela, icons of Funk and Afrobeat, becomes trident when joined by Mawu, the creative voodoo divinity hidden in each of the group's notes. This inspiration transcends their spirit of communion, plunges them deeply into Mother Earth and results in the telepathic trance which is directly connected to Togo Peter's native Togo. Each song then becomes a celebration where the listener becomes the group's voodoo doll, embraced by the rhythm, submitting itself to the mercilessly metronomic cutting of guitars, struck by the copper-colored flashes of lightning forged by the African voodoo deity Hevioso, pierced by the psychedelic visions generated by the organs and a six-string guitar, cheerful songs, and hypnotic incantations.
Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo
Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band
Wede Harer Guzo
2LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Item No:477363
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Hailu Mergia & Dahlak Band - Wede Harer Guzo 2LP
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On June 17, Awesome Tapes From Africa releases Wede Harer Guzo, a smokey excursion through Ethiopian songbook classics by Hailu Mergia and legendary Dahlak Band. This 1978 cassette-only release has never been available on vinyl until now. The house band at the fancy Ghion Hotel in Addis Ababa, Dahlak Band were known for a soulful approach and attracted a slightly younger audience than Mergia’s main group the Walias, who were house band at the Hilton. The vocal arrangements alone make this recording a must for Ethiopian music fans, never heard anything like it. "Wede Harer Guzo" ("Journey to Harer,” which is a town in Eastern Ethiopia) was recorded during a period of military-imposed curfews when clubs had to stay jamming until sunrise because people weren’t allowed on the streets at night. This recording was painstakingly excavated and remastered by Jessica Thompson at Coast Mastering. Hailu’s tape was not in good condition and no others could be located
V.A. - Hot Shit! Dope Afro Funk Volume 2
V.A.
Hot Shit! Dope Afro Funk Volume 2
LP (Hot Shit)
Item No:466061
Katalog-Nr:HS02
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Hot Shit! Dope Afro Funk Volume 2 LP
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Volume two of the "Dope Afro Funk" compilation series including some highly sought-after funk obscurities! Excavating another choice batch of rare grooves ranging from afro-rock, boogie-funk, psychedelic beats and beyond!!!
Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic
Benis Cletin
Jungle Magic
LP (PMG)
Item No:486624
Katalog-Nr:PMG019LP
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Aktion - Groove The Funk
Aktion
Groove The Funk
LP (PMG)
Item No:479329
Katalog-Nr:PMG010LP
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aktion - Groove The Funk LP
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Groove the Funk is a essential and influencal early Afro-Funk LPs from 1975. The album was released in Nigeria and the whole LP is really something excitingly special, carrying a unique style of fuzz guitar and keyboard with ecstasy rhythms that can be experienced only from the heart of Africa. Nigeria had a rich musical history with a variety of bands that were playing their unique Afro-Funk with incredible rhythms. In Aktion's case thanks to one of the best drummers of that time, Ben Alaka. Sadly most of the scene vanished like in Zambia and their Zam Rock scene, but thanks to collectors worldwide a part of Nigerian music heritage remained with us to be enjoyed. One of the most explosive bands were Aktion (also known as The Action 13 or The Actions). They were from Warri, which is a city in south Nigeria and their debut album was released by Clover Recording Organization from city of Aba. Clover Records founder Ben Okonkwo was a very influential man for the Nigerian music scene. His label released a lot of music including (Super)Wings, Akwassa, The Visitors, Mary Afi Usuah, Folk 77, The Doves, The Apostles, Mansion as well as some fine compilations of Clover artists. Aktion were among the most exciting bands coming from the scene. Renny Pearl Nwosa was the group's leader together with Lemmy Faith Nwani, who was a well respected drummer playing even for the best known Nigerian Funk band The Funkees (soon out on PMG). Renny and Lemmy together also formed the band The Stormmers, who recorded 2 incredible albums (also out soon on PMG). Aktion were playing all across their part of the country. Nigeria had a very well known club called Lido Night Club and Restaurant and AKTION were staying there for awhile. They played many college campuses all around Nigeria and also many villages to entertain Eastside students. Aktion later on recorded and successfully released another album Celebration in 1977 (out soon on PMG as well) and then some members moved on to join The Stormmers and One World. Groove the Funk is a very exciting intervention in one of the most exploding scenes coming from Africa. It's afrobeat in its best form mixed with amazing funky-psych grooves. Lot's of fuzz guitar and bad-ass keyboard playing. Certainly a great look into Nigerian scene.
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas / Ebo Taylor - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu / Heaven
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas / Ebo Taylor
Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu / Heaven
7" (Mr Bongo)
Item No:437828
Katalog-Nr:AFR45.05
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas / Ebo Taylor - Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu / Heaven 7"
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Ghanian musician K. Frimpong. In the 1970s, he recorded with two different bands, Vis-A-Vis and Cubano Fiestas. 'Kyenkyen Bi Adi M'awu' fuses heavy afrobeat drums and horns with a highlife guitar line and is his most well known track. Taken from the legendary 'K. Frimpong & His Cubano Fiestas' LP released in 1977 on Continental Records out of Ghana. Licensed from Ofo brothers, a Ghanian independent. As sampled by Gnarls Barkley on his 'Storm Coming' track.Taken from Ebo's self titled LP released on Esibons in 1977, original copies of which regularly fetches upwards of $500. Ebo still tours extensively with his incredible band, their performances come very highly recommended.
Francis Bebey - Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984
Francis Bebey
Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984
2LP (Born Bad)
Item No:384823
Katalog-Nr:BB064LP
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Francis Bebey - Psychedelic Sanza 1982-1984 2LP
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Special compilation from Parisian re-issue kings, Born Bad, of the late Cameroonian master musician, Francis Bebey. This is the material we were hoping would follow the excellent comp from last year. Amazing 'universal' music currently only available on expensive originals. Double album with printed innersleeve.
Vaudou Game - Pas Contente
Vaudou Game
Pas Contente
7" (Hot Casa)
Item No:368966
Katalog-Nr:HC29
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vaudou Game - Pas Contente 7"
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This two mindblowing songs were entirely recorded, mixed and mastered with old analog tapes, and played with vintage instruments which recalls the sound of bands like Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou or El Rego!
Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic EP
Benis Cletin
Jungle Magic EP
12" (Sofrito)
Item No:239841
Katalog-Nr:SSS003
Release:2011 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Benis Cletin - Jungle Magic EP 12"
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Sofrito returns with more heat for your Tropical Discotheque, this time dipping into the mysterious sounds of Nigerian Acid Boogie.Benis Cletin’s dog-rare 1979 effort “Jungle Magic” lays a warped synth over a lethal bassline and a slow afro disco groove, topping the whole thing off with a unique homage to Donna Summer.Originally released on Afrodisia records in 1979, the result sounds like the the confused love-child of a time-travelling Derrick May and a Nigerian disco queen – timeless eccentricity that bridges the gap between Lagos and Detroit“Money Makes Man Mad” is an uptempo slice of percussive Afro disco. Bubbling bassline and skittering drums lock down the groove for a serious Tropical dancefloor excursion….
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu of Ethiopia
LP (Worthy)
Item No:54897
Katalog-Nr:W-1020
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu of Ethiopia LP
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Oh so classic album of Mulatu, the spearhead of the Ethiopian sound export. 180g vinyl!
Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force - Yermande
Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force
Yermande
LP (Ndagga)
Item No:498139
Katalog-Nr:ND-25
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Mark Ernestus' Ndagga Rhythm Force - Yermande LP
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Five years into the project, with two acclaimed albums and dozens of triumphant international performances to its name, “Yermande” announces a thrilling new phase for this Dakar-Berlin collaboration: emphatically a giant step forward.The group of players is boiled down to twelve for recordings, eight for shows; sessions in Dakar become steeply more focussed. ‘This time around I was better able to specify what I wanted right from the initial recording sessions in Dakar,’ says Ernestus; 'and further in the production process I took more freedom in reducing and editing audio tracks, changing MIDI data, replacing synth sounds and introducing electronic drum samples.’Right away you hear music-making which has come startlingly into its own. Rather than submitting to the routine, discrete gradations of recording, producing and mixing, the music is tangibly permeated with deadly intent from the off. Lethally it plays a coiled, clipped, percussive venom and thumping bass against the soaring, open-throated spirituality of Mbene Seck’s singing. Plainly expert, drilled and rooted, the drumming is unpredictable, exclamatory, zinging with life. Likewise the production: intuitive and fresh but utterly attentive; limber but hefty; vividly sculpted against a backdrop of cavernous silence. Six chunks of stunning, next-level mbalax, then, funky as anything.
Soul Jazz Records presents - Nigeria Freedom Sounds! - Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music And The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63
Soul Jazz Records presents
Nigeria Freedom Sounds! - Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music And The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63
2LP (Soul Jazz)
Item No:485726
Katalog-Nr:SJRLP341
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Soul Jazz Records presents - Nigeria Freedom Sounds! - Calypso, Highlife, Juju & Apala: Popular Music And The Birth Of Independent Nigeria 1960-63 2LP
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Soul Jazz Records’ new Nigeria Freedom Sounds! features a stunning selection of material spotlighting the vibrant musical scene in Nigeria at the start of the 1960s. With a wealth of musical and cultural history and newly independent from Britain, Nigerian music during this era was complex, diverse and forward-thinking, with musicians as excited in exploring their country’s own musical lineage with styles such as Juju and Apala as they were in adapting and absorbing outside influences such as Ghanaian Highlife, Caribbean Calypsos and Mambo and more.This album features many of the defining artists of this time who helped shape the Nigerian musical scene. Artists include I.K. Dairo and his Blue Spots, Haruna Ishola and his Group, E.C. Arinze, Sammy Akpabot and His All Stars, Godwin Omobuwa and his Soundmakers, Ganiyu Kale and His Guinea Mambo Orchestra and many more.Few nations on earth are as diverse as Nigeria, and the wide assortment of Nigerian music styles collected on this album reflect the country’s rich variety of cultures. Western-influenced dance music, played on European instruments such as guitar, brass, and woodwind sits alongside traditional musical styles, made with indigenous instruments such as the talking drum, marimba, or obo. And there is also religious musical styles first brought to Nigeria by European Christians and Islamic traders from North Africa. And of course, there are points where these musical styles overlap, merging into one another to create unique new sounds.
Pasteur Lappe - African Funk Experimentals (1979 To 1981)
Pasteur Lappe
African Funk Experimentals (1979 To 1981)
LP (Africa Seven)
Item No:468988
Katalog-Nr:ASVN028
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pasteur Lappe - African Funk Experimentals (1979 To 1981) LP
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Next up on Africa Seven is the second edition of our "African Funk Experimentals" LPs. With these we took some of our favourite African artists, choose the most funky we can find and then put together a compilation of their choicest and funkiest tracks. Of course that may not be their most popular or best selling tracks..., but that's just fine. We are digging for the funk.
Damon Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate & Friends - Mali Music
Damon Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate & Friends
Mali Music
2LP (Honest Jon's)
Item No:461642
Katalog-Nr:HJRLP001
Release:2002 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Damon Albarn, Afel Bocoum, Toumani Diabate & Friends - Mali Music 2LP
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"All that is magic about African music while skipping round the po-faced worthy guff that puts people off… witty, experimental, stunningly beautiful’, Mojo; ‘reckless yet inspired… stirringly beautiful." - Vibe
Ikebe Shakedown - Stone By Stone
Ikebe Shakedown
Stone By Stone
LP (Ubiquity)
Item No:355819
Katalog-Nr:URLP333
Release:2014 / US – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Ikebe Shakedown - Stone By Stone LP
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Recorded at the famed “House of Soul” Daptone Studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn!
Africa Boogaloo - The Latinization Of West Africa
Africa Boogaloo
The Latinization Of West Africa
2LP (Honest Jon's)
Item No:181145
Katalog-Nr:HJRLP41
Release:2009 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Africa Boogaloo - The Latinization Of West Africa 2LP
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Drawn from exceedingly rare records, mixing the celebrated and unknown, this is a sequel to The World Is Shaking, and a companion of Marvellous Boy.
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia
Mulatu Astatke
Mulatu Of Ethiopia
LP (Worthy)
Item No:170906
Release:1972 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mulatu Astatke - Mulatu Of Ethiopia LP
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Oh so classic album of Mulatu, the spearhead of the Ethiopian sound export.
Kevin Reynolds - Fembehyahget
Kevin Reynolds
Fembehyahget
12" (Yoruba)
Item No:494985
Katalog-Nr:YSD81
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kevin Reynolds - Fembehyahget 12"
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Yoruba Records is proud to welcome Kevin Reynolds to the family with his latest release ‘Fembehyahget’. A student of Detroit’s early underground techno scene, Kevin delivers a line-up of transcontinental sound rhythms through the lens of this seasoned producer. Kevin’s finely tuned engineer ear and his masterful DJ touch come together to offer listeners an exploratory journey from the mind of a student of all genres of music.The first track, ‘Dodging a Clip’, is reminiscent of NYC break-beat loops, with a signature Kraftwerk robotic soul, a combination that points to Reynold’s Midwest education where German electronic music, Motown soul, and Chicago house contributed to the sound fabric of the 1980s and 1990s Detroit. Up next is title track ‘Fembehyahget’, a monstrous tune that pulls us in deep with a soul clap scattered strategically throughout the song. Its electro acoustic sound is accentuated by samples of traditional African vocalists and the call and response nature of her accompanying choir. ‘Travelled’ is a down-tempo jam with brilliantly placed Bossa Nova vocals. Hints of new wave synths hold the track in place and help it to transcend time. Finally we close out with ‘Vibe Samba’, an infectious syncopated jam that leaves plenty of space between the beats for imagination on the dance floor. This EP delivers quality compositions that push up against any and all notions of musical borders, and we hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we have bringing it to you.
Blo - Phase IV
Blo
Phase IV
LP (PMG)
Item No:486625
Katalog-Nr:PMG020LP
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Blo - Phase IV LP
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V.A. - Beyond Addis Volume 2 - Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves: Inspired By Swinging Addis
V.A.
Beyond Addis Volume 2 - Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves: Inspired By Swinging Addis
2LP (Trikont)
Item No:481834
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Beyond Addis Volume 2 - Modern Ethiopian Dance Grooves: Inspired By Swinging Addis 2LP
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Second volume of the compilation series, celebrating the music of Ethiopia as played by contemporary bands from all around the globe. Compiled by JJ Whitefield aka Jan Weissenfeldt, the mastermind behind the bands Poets Of Rhythm, Karl Hector & The Malcouns and the Whitefield Brothers.
Akwassa - La'ila
Akwassa
La'ila
LP (PMG)
Item No:479333
Katalog-Nr:PMG016LP
Release:1975 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Akwassa - La'ila LP
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Akwassa were among the best Afro-Beat bands coming from Nigeria. They released La'ila in 1975 and were one of the early Nigerian Funk bands to get an album out. They were related to the Heads Funk Band and most members were part of both bands. They managed to release two albums as Akwassa. Their debut La'ila came out on a well known Afro-Beat label Afrodisia Records. Akwassa were originally a duo made of Felix Day (guitar and vocals) and Kevin Coburn (organ, synthesizer and vocals). Felix Day is actually Feladey, the guitarist in Aktion (another top notch Nigerian band reissued by PMG). On La'ila the band used a lot of synthesizers and the overall sound is very pleasing. Overall the album has a raw and unpolished sound, but that's what brings that certain spark for being among the very best in the Afro-Beat genre.
Niama Makalou Et African Soul Band - Kognokoura / Kognokoura - Daphni's Part 2 Edit
Niama Makalou Et African Soul Band
Kognokoura / Kognokoura - Daphni's Part 2 Edit
12" (Sofrito Super Singles)
Item No:270656
Katalog-Nr:SSS005
Release:2012 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Niama Makalou Et African Soul Band - Kognokoura / Kognokoura - Daphni's Part 2 Edit 12"
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Sofrito present a unique slice of afro-disco from the celebrated griot, Niama Makalou, recorded in the late 70s.Descended from a family of griots (traditional Malian praise singers), Niama Makalou moved to France in the mid 70s where she cut this, her one and only vinyl release. At the time Paris (like much the rest of the world) was swept up in disco fever, so along with a group of Malian musicians the date was set to cut a piece of disco, griot style. The resulting mixture of off kilter hand claps, raw string arrangements, Balafon flourishes and Bambara vocals combine with a heavy disco groove to produce a one-off piece of cross-cultural dancefloor mayhem.On the flip Daphni (aka Caribou) crafts an extended version that distills it into a stripped down and dubbed out groove.
Brand New Wayo - Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983
Brand New Wayo
Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983
2LP (Comb & Razor Sound)
Item No:226079
Katalog-Nr:CRZR1001-1
Release:2011 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Brand New Wayo - Funk, Fast Times & Nigerian Boogie Badness 1979-1983 2LP
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Comb & Razor Sound launches its exploration of the colourful world of popular music from Nigeria, starting with the post-disco era of the late 1970s and early 80s.The years between 1979 and 1983 were Nigeria’s Second Republic, when democracy finally returned after 23 years of uninterrupted military dictatorship. They were also the crest of Nigeria’s oil boom, when surging crude prices made the country a land of plenty, prosperity and profligacy. The influx of petrodollars meant an expansion in industry, and the music industry in particular. Record companies upgraded their technology and cranked out a staggering level of output to an audience hungry for music to celebrate the country’s prospective rise as global power of the future.While it was a boom time for a wide variety of popular music styles, the predominant commercial sound was a post-afrobeat, slickly modern dance groove that retrofitted the relentless four-on-the-floor bass beat of disco to a more laidback, upbeat-and-downbeat soul shuffle, mixing in jazz-funk, synthesizer pop and afro feeling. At the time, it was still mostly locally referred to as “disco”, but has since been recognized as its own unique genre retrospectively dubbed “Nigerian Boogie”. ‘Brand New Wayo’ collects 15 pulsing Nigerian boogie tracks in a lovingly compiled package chronicling one of the most progressive and creative eras in the history of African popular music.
Scorpios, The - Yaelhajarok / Yadob Yadob
Scorpios, The
Yaelhajarok / Yadob Yadob
7" (Afro7)
Item No:490890
Katalog-Nr:AFR7-7-3
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Scorpios, The - Yaelhajarok / Yadob Yadob 7"
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One of the great Somali female vocalists of her time was Faadumo Qaasim, from the Benadiri ethnic group. She passed in 2011 but the composer Said Harawo is to this day still living in Mogadishu and working at the National theatre of arts. Though constant menacing threats of the Al Shabaab towards music and culture, it’s sad to say the fear has put restrains on his movements. He rarely leaves his house these days. The song Majogo means I am not here. It’s a love song. She is singing how she is unavailable for love. At the same time she says “I am so in love with you my body aches” Another classic case of being love sick. So instead of welcoming love, she would rather chase it away.Berflasana is sung by another artists who is sadly not among us anymore. Ahmed Sharief Yusuf, also from the Benadiri tribe with roots in Yemen, where he relocated after the civil war. Berflasana means we are going to farm. Somalis are typically nomad culturally, where farming is very limited. Back in 60s and 70s the government introduced programs to promote farming. This song talks about the pros and cons of farming. It says that we are going to farm if we want food. If we don’t farm we going be depend hand-outs or aid
Calypso Rose - Far From Home
Calypso Rose
Far From Home
2x10"+CD (Because)
Item No:479780
Katalog-Nr:BEC5156520
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Calypso Rose - Far From Home 2x10"+CD
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The Calypso is a musical genre that was popularised in the 50’s and exclusively made by men for a long time. But if there is one queen of this movement, it is Calypso Rose. Life hasn’t always been easy for the Caribbean Diva and she willingly praises a di
V.A. - Wake Up You Volume 2: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
V.A.
Wake Up You Volume 2: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
Book+LP (Now Again)
Item No:477524
Katalog-Nr:NA5125-LP
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Wake Up You Volume 2: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977) Book+LP
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This Double LP Is Packaged With a Stand Alone 100 Page Full Color Book, Filled With Incredible Photos And Words By Nigerian music historian Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?) The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela to stardom after conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to these now-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. Presented in two volumes, each in a 100 page book full of never-seen photos along with detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves.
Azna De L'Ader - Zabaya
Azna De L'Ader
Zabaya
LP (Sahel Sounds)
Item No:476178
Katalog-Nr:SS 34
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Archival recordings from Niger's seminal psych-rock outfit Azna De L'Ader, featuring intensely shrieking solos, fuzzed out guitars and hypnotic crashing drums. Equal parts Western rock and Bori possession music, 'Zabaya' is West Africa's answer to Zambia's '70s Zamrock movement. Playing their homecountry for over 40 years, but living in a remote region, this is the first ever official release of Azna De L'Ader's music. Band-leader Mona is something of a legend. In 1970 he formed his first group, The Crocodiles, followed by what today stands as one of the oldest orchestras in Niger: Azna De L'Ader. Known for its furious, Hendrix inspired psychedelic rock, Azna De L'Ader is a legendary group that everyone in Niger knows about, and no one outside of the country has ever heard of.
V.A. - Africa Is Not A Country Volume 1
V.A.
Africa Is Not A Country Volume 1
12" (Africa Is Not A Country)
Item No:469226
Katalog-Nr:AINAC001
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
V.A. - Africa Is Not A Country Volume 1 12"
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Africa is not a country. We in the West often refer to "African music" but what is that exactly? It could be myriad, almost unimaginably different forms of music that bear little relation to each other, as after all Africa is a vast continent that is larger than the United States, Australia and the whole of Europe combined. These four tracks showcase some of those different forms of music from across the continent. There is some cosmic synth drenched proto-house, an afro-beat call to arms, a hypnotic JuJu workout and a rough and ready, relentless lo fi West African banger. All proceeds will go to Human Rights Justice Group, Nigeria.
Super Mama Djombo - Super Mama Djombo
Super Mama Djombo
Super Mama Djombo
LP (New Dawn)
Item No:443027
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Super Mama Djombo - Super Mama Djombo LP
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These six previously unreleased songs are now available for the first time on vinyl! Super Mama Djombo is a wonderful band from Guinee-Bissau, West Africa that was mostly active in the '80s. This music was recorded in 1980 in Lissabon. The songs have been mastered from the original master tapes.
Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta / Yekatit
Mulatu Astatke
Yegelle Tezeta / Yekatit
7" (Mr Bongo)
Item No:435526
Katalog-Nr:AFR45.03
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mulatu Astatke - Yegelle Tezeta / Yekatit 7"
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African Souls Band / Wganda Kenya - Nik Weston pres. Afro Funk Gems Volume 4 Limited Edition
African Souls Band / Wganda Kenya
Nik Weston pres. Afro Funk Gems Volume 4 Limited Edition
7" (Mukatsuku)
Item No:430942
Katalog-Nr:MUKAT027
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
African Souls Band / Wganda Kenya - Nik Weston pres. Afro Funk Gems Volume 4 Limited Edition 7"
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We find a one-off recording from the African Soul Band. Suspected to only receive a French release before, the Senegalese staccato vocals warp themselves neatly over the mirroring timbale and stark dramatic strings. Wganda Kenya's "El Abanico" is much more trad-funk in its make up thanks to a slinky bassline, a dominant wah-wah guitar hook and Brown-like vocals calling out for the party people. In keeping with Nik's rarity score, "El Abanico" can't be found on any of Wganda Kenya's six albums.
V.A. - The Afrosound Of Colombia Volume 2
V.A.
The Afrosound Of Colombia Volume 2
2LP (Vampisoul)
Item No:396976
Release:2014 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - The Afrosound Of Colombia Volume 2 2LP
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Shaolin Afronuats - Follow The Path
Shaolin Afronuats
Follow The Path
2LP (Freestyle)
Item No:377290
Katalog-Nr:FSRLP106
Release:2014 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Shaolin Afronuats - Follow The Path 2LP
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V.A. - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
V.A.
Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s
3LP+7" (Soundway)
Item No:308662
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP046
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings From The 1970s & '80s 3LP+7"
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Soundway Records present Kenya Special: Selected East African Recordings from the 1970s & ‘80s - a treasure-trove of rare and unusual recordings from East Africa. Spread out over two CDs and one triple LP, Kenya Special is accompanied by detailed liner notes, original artwork and photographs.It follows on from Soundway’s much acclaimed African ‘Special’ series that to date has focused on the highlife and afrobeat output from 1970s Nigeria and Ghana. Kenya Special is a collection of 32 recordings (most of which were only ever released on small-run 45rpm 7" singles) that stand out as being different or unique as well as some classic genre standards. From Kikuyu language ‘liquid soul’, Luo benga and Swahili afrobeat to genre-bending Congolese and Tanzanian tracks recorded in Nairobi, Kenya Special sees Soundway yet again taking the less trodden path. Many of the tracks featured here are peppered with innovation and experimentation highlighting how diverse the music scene in Kenya was at the time.In 1970s Kenya the two threads of rumba and benga loosely dominated the music scene. Benga quickly became Kenya’s unique contribution to afro-pop; spreading like wildfire through the interior countryside with it’s fast, 4/4 machine-gun beat and intricate electric guitar layers. The Congolese take on Afro-Cuban rumba was introduced by touring bands many of whom settled in East Africa - influencing bands from Kenya and Tanzania to come up with their own take on this popular style. Alongside these styles were small ensembles and hotel-sponsored bands, playing a blend of music that often included rock ‘n’ roll riffs, elements of ‘afro’ music (influenced by West African musicians like Fela Kuti), and multiple other combinations from South African and Zambian guitar styles to disco, funk and Swahili coastal rhythms like chakacha.Painstakingly compiled, assembled and researched over two years by a team of five people from five countries (Kenya included), Kenya Special is a collection that looks beyond the mainstream and brings new life and recognition to some little known gems and forgotten classics of Kenya’s past.
Tony Allen - Ole Moritz Von Oswald Remix
Tony Allen
Ole Moritz Von Oswald Remix
12" (Honest Jon's)
Item No:93892
Katalog-Nr:HJP36
Release:2007 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Tony Allen - Ole Moritz Von Oswald Remix 12"
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AudioBoyz - BLNK008
AudioBoyz
BLNK008
12" (Blank Mind)
Item No:495282
Katalog-Nr:BLNK008
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
AudioBoyz - BLNK008 12"
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Sam Purcell's Blank Mind is always juggling curve balls with what he releases, and we are really excited to catch this latest release BLNK008, a four track Gqom EP from Durban's AudioBoyz. It has taken Purcell several years to get the AudioBoyz on to wax, after discovering them several years ago online, and with this four track EP, it has been worth that wait. Coming from Riverdene in the Newlands West suburb of Durban, AudioBoyz are a crew of four, Fatonic, Motion, MudPunk and Njeh, who use tuned percussion and thundering clash electronics, to create raw and energetic music that is intoxicating and hypnotic. This South African scene has been lighting up the dance across the globe recently, championed by Kode9, Mumdance et al, as well as being released on Grime label Goon Club Allstars and the excellent Gqom Oh!, so we are looking forward to hearing these tunes deep on the dance floor someday soon.
Aleke Kanonu - Aleke
Aleke Kanonu
Aleke
LP (PMG)
Item No:486626
Katalog-Nr:PMG021LP
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Aleke Kanonu - Aleke LP
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V.A. - Wake Up You Volume 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
V.A.
Wake Up You Volume 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977)
2LP (Now Again)
Item No:484534
Katalog-Nr:NA5142-LP
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Wake Up You Volume 1: The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music (1972-1977) 2LP
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The Western world was in the throes of peace, love and flower power as Nigeria descended into Civil War in 1967. The rock scene that developed during the following three years of bloodshed and destruction would come to heal the country, propagate the world-wide ideal of the Modern Nigerian, and propel Fela Kuti to stardom after the conflict ended in 1970. Wake Up You! tells the story of this time, pays homage to thesenow-forgotten musicians and their struggle, and brings to light the funk and psychedelic fury they created as they wrested free of the ravages of the late 1960s and created thrilling, original Nigerian rock music throughout the 1970s. This "standard" 2LP set follows the now-OOP Record Store Day edition. It comes with a download card with full audio and a 104 page digital booklet (as a .pdf) filled with never-seen photos and detailed liner notes by Nigerian musicologist and researcher Uchenna Ikonne (Who Is William Onyeabor?; Brand New Wayo: Nigerian Boogie and Disco, etc.), with all tracks fully licensed from the bands themselves.
Berkely Ike Jones - Nation Building
Berkely Ike Jones
Nation Building
LP (PMG)
Item No:479331
Katalog-Nr:PMG012LP
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Berkely Ike Jones - Nation Building LP
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Nation Building is a real forgotten gem from the late '70s and is among the very best Afro-Beat Disco Lps ever. Berkely Ike Jones is one of the icons of the Nigerian scene being the guitarist and founder of BLO (forthcoming on PMG). BLO were one of the very best progressive bands from Nigeria and managed to release several albums for EMI (Nigeria) and Afrodisia Records. BLO are definitely a ground-breaking band, that managed to further establish the entire Afro-Funk genre. At the time Ginger Baker of Cream went to travel to Nigeria and invited Berkely Ike Jones to be part of session-band Salt. They went back to UK and toured in Europe. Berkely Ike Jones played with many bands like with Ofege on their Try and Love album and he also appeared on many other great albums by artists like Steve Black, Lijadu Sisters, Tee Mac, Kris Okotie, Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi, 'Blackman' Akeeb Kareem, Mixed Grill, Don Bruce And The Angels and Felix Lebarty. Nation Building is his solo project recorded in the late 1970s on Skylark Records. The original LP is extremely rare and very expensive, so this is your chance to grab your copy and listen to some really great Afro-Beat music.
Effi Duke & The Love Family - Mr. Love
Effi Duke & The Love Family
Mr. Love
LP (PMG)
Item No:479330
Katalog-Nr:PMG011LP
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Effi Duke & The Love Family - Mr. Love LP
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Nigeria had a unique music scene which began spreading rapidly in the 1970s. The era was based on unspoiled use of fuzz pedal, keyboards and indisputable influences of the Psychedelic Blues bands of the West. In 1980 Effi Duke & The Love Family came out with their debut Mr. Love. It was released by Homzy Records which was a home of many Afro-Funk records, going strong from mid '70s toward '80s. Effi Duke & The Love Family being one of their most energetic albums. The '80s were definitely more into a jazzy sound with disco slowly infiltrating the African music scene. What's so unique about Mr. Love is Effi Duke's love for guitar based Jazz and together with African rhythms and funky bass, his album is a Funk/Jazz/Disco hybrid. He's an incredible guitarist and also at the time of this LP an ex-Wings member. They were one of the most popular bands from Nigeria. Effi Duke was a key part of the scene with being member of The Wings, The Visitors, The Apostles, he played also the guitars on Mary Afi Usuah's fantastic second LP African Woman (which will be also rereleased on PMG) and on many other great albums including the incredible Folk 77 album.
Nigeria 70 - Volume 3: Sweet Times - Afro, Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos
Nigeria 70
Volume 3: Sweet Times - Afro, Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos
2LP+CD (Strut)
Item No:477870
Release:2011 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Nigeria 70 - Volume 3: Sweet Times - Afro, Funk, Highlife & Juju From 1970s Lagos 2LP+CD
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The third instalment in Strut’s essential trip through the rich archives of Nigerian music brings together ‘70s Afrobeat and highlife from Victor Olaiya, Rex Williams, Zeal Onyia and more.
Mahmoud Ahmed / Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band - Aynotche Terabu / Metch Ene Terf Feleghu
Mahmoud Ahmed / Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band
Aynotche Terabu / Metch Ene Terf Feleghu
7" (Mr Bongo)
Item No:471880
Katalog-Nr:AFR45.15
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mahmoud Ahmed / Seyoum Gebreyes & Wallias Band - Aynotche Terabu / Metch Ene Terf Feleghu 7"
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‘Aynotché Tèrabu’, featuring Equators Band, was original released on Amha Records, Amha AE 920 A in 1975. This one has been a firm favourite in our DJ sets since we have had it cut; driving Ethio-funk with big vocals and drums. Mahmoud Ahmed also appeared on Africa 45, number 4 with ‘Bemen Sebeb Letlash’.‘Mètch Ené Terf Fèlèghu’ was originally released on Kaifa KF 002 A (7703) in 1973. Mid tempo, Ethio funk led by a low slung bass line and horns. Both Seyoum Gèbrèyès and Wallias Band appeared previously on AFR45.014.
Christophe Lemaire presents - Can't You Hear Me?
Christophe Lemaire presents
Can't You Hear Me?
2LP (Now Again)
Item No:468450
Katalog-Nr:NA5131-LP
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Christophe Lemaire presents - Can't You Hear Me? 2LP
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These are 70s African nuggets and garage rock from Nigeria, Zambia and Zimbabwe and a download card is included. Globetrotter of parallel subcontinents and digger of rare, forgotten records, Eothen “Egon” Alapatt tracks sounds from the dawn of time to the four corners of the world. On the other side of the globe, French designer Christophe Lemaire stays forward thinking and audacious in his choices: far from our deified present, he cultivates a love of timeless designs and mixed influences; a passion for iconoclastic music hidden in the dark corners of a global cultural industry.
Apagya Showband, The - Tamfo Nyi Ekyir / Mumude
Apagya Showband, The
Tamfo Nyi Ekyir / Mumude
7" (Mr Bongo)
Item No:453886
Katalog-Nr:AFR45.07
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Apagya Showband, The - Tamfo Nyi Ekyir / Mumude 7"
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Hailing from Ghana, The Apagya Showband was formed by the legendary EboTaylor and Ambolley after they left ‘Uhuru Dance Band’. The groupproduced only a couple of singles.‘Tamfo’ is a joyous, uptempo Afro-funk groover, laced with horns andhighlife guitar lines.‘Mumude’ is a fast paced, drum and percussion-heavy, folklore-basedsong from 1974. Originally released on Essiebons 7”.
Bixiga 70 - III
Bixiga 70
III
LP (Glitterbeat)
Item No:440730
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bixiga 70 - III LP
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World music label Glitterbeat has announced the release of Bixiga 70’s new album titled “III”. It’s described as mixture of Atlantic cultures, a dialog between the sounds and rhythms of Brazil and Africa. The band’s influences include jazz, funk and Afro-Brazilian music, and extend beyond, into dub and reggae, electronics, cumbia and carimbó, Ethio-jazz and samba.The album is self-produced by the band in their own studio in Sao Paulo, mixed by Victor Rice. There are no liner note details: the process of creation is decentralized and acknowledges the importance of each musician in the room. The album was recorded live in the studio to guarantee the depth of this collaborative spirit and to accentuate the intensity of the band’s sonic experiments.
Unknown - Waffles001
Unknown
Waffles001
12" (Waffles)
Item No:440537
Katalog-Nr:WAFFLES001
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Unknown - Waffles001 12"
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Limited information on this release, it contains two super edits that have been heavily road tested on a certain soundsytem that is currently doing the rounds. Not much information beyond that but the music speaks for itself. Slow mo with impact and energy. More soon.
Bazare D. Pablo et Orchestre Nassima / Atalaku 8 - Nassima / Africa
Bazare D. Pablo et Orchestre Nassima / Atalaku 8
Nassima / Africa
12" (Sofrito)
Item No:436519
Katalog-Nr:SSS012
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bazare D. Pablo et Orchestre Nassima / Atalaku 8 - Nassima / Africa 12"
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Amanaz - Africa
Amanaz
Africa
2LP (Now Again)
Item No:412993
Katalog-Nr:NA5123-LP
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Amanaz - Africa 2LP
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Ata Kak - Obaa Sima
Ata Kak
Obaa Sima
LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Item No:401229
Katalog-Nr:ATFA014
Release:2015 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Ata Kak - Obaa Sima LP
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A 1994 tape by Ghanaian musician Ata Kak called Obaa Sima is being reissued by Awesome Tapes From Africa. The release is the culmination of a 13-year story for Awesome Tapes From Africa founder Brian Shimkovitz, who bought a cassette copy of Obaa Sima from a roadside stall in Cape Coast, Ghana, in 2002. The tape was the subject of the first post on his Awesome Tapes From Africa blog in 2006—the blog spawned a full record label in 2011. Shimkovitz began searching for Ata Kat and says "Google and endless phone calls provided no leads." It was eventually discovered the musician, real name Yaw Atta-Owusu, had recorded Obaa Sima in Toronto before moving back to Ghana in 2006. The restoration of the tape proved challenging. Only about 50 copies of the original tape were produced, and Atta-Owusu's master DAT had disintegrated, so the second-hand copy purchased by Shimkovitz was used as the source for the reissue.
Fela Kuti - He Miss Road
Fela Kuti
He Miss Road
LP (Knitting Factory)
Item No:373387
Katalog-Nr:KFR2016-1
Release:1975 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fela Kuti - He Miss Road LP
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Fela Kuti - Fela With Ginger Baker Live
Fela Kuti
Fela With Ginger Baker Live
LP (Knitting Factory)
Item No:373385
Katalog-Nr:KFR2003-1
Release:1971 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fela Kuti - Fela With Ginger Baker Live LP
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Amadou Balake - Bar Konon Mousso Bar
Amadou Balake
Bar Konon Mousso Bar
LP (Kindred Spirits)
Item No:369752
Katalog-Nr:KSRE 18N LP
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Amadou Balake - Bar Konon Mousso Bar LP
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A beautiful reissue of this wonderful album by Burkina Faso's Amadou Balake. Tip!
Tony Grey - Time Factor / You Are The One
Tony Grey
Time Factor / You Are The One
LP (Voodoo Funk)
Item No:326780
Katalog-Nr:VF1
Release:2013 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tony Grey - Time Factor / You Are The One LP
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The legendary digger re-ignites the Lagos Disco Inferno and kicks off his own mouth-watering imprint with these two sides of boogie-down bliss. Irresistible Afro-disco, layered with delirious syn-drums and sick keys, and featuring a horn-line bumptiously whipped from Louis 'Thunder Thumbs' Johnson's bass-playing on MJ's Workin' Day And Night. Originally from Warri where he stayed throughout most of his career, Tony's first band was the Famous Latin And His Dominant Seven. He gigged for a while as a James Brown imitator with The Great Peters, before his breakthrough fronting the Magnificient Zeinians, with some amazing 45s on EMI's HMV imprint — best of all the psych-rock-funk monster Ije Udo. From the early to mid 1970s, his EMI sides range from Afrobeat to rock and pop. All Tony's records are great. He came up with various names for his backing bands — the Black 7, the Super 7, the Black Kings... From the early-eighties, with the Ozimba Messengers, Grey's two recordings here were originally released on different LPs. Limited, top-notch pressing from Pallas via Abbey Road; with a lovely 12-by-24-inch poster.
3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui
3rd Generation Band
Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui
7" (Mr Bongo)
Item No:499493
Katalog-Nr:MRB7131
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
3rd Generation Band - Because Of Money / Obi Ye Saa Wui 7"
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Two tasty tunes from Ghana in the seventies! Worth every single penny!
iZem - Hafa
iZem
Hafa
LP (Soundway)
Item No:497293
Katalog-Nr:SNDWLP099
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
iZem - Hafa LP
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Journeyman, DJ, radio presenter, beat raconteur – it’s been hard to keep up with all of iZem‘s movements lately. The innovative Lisbon-based French producer has been hard at work on his debut LP Hafa, exploring the sounds of Latin America and North Africa in a vivid analogue-digital, genre-defying soundscape that is sure to leave your head spinning. Inspired by cultural greats like Jack Kerouac, Paul Bowles, Tahar Ben Jelloun and Matisse, iZem spent time soaking up the atmosphere at the inspiring Café Hafa, an idyllic cliff-pop joint overlooking the strait of Gibraltar, in Tangier, Morocco, which has formed a golden backdrop to his debut LP. Brimming with soulful exoticism, personal narratives and adventurous collaborators, Hafa has been an experiment in taking on the afro-centric sounds of his journey to-date by incorporating modern, introspective songwriting and hybrid beats. Often writing music whilst crossing continents, the only place iZem allows dust to settle is in the heart, heat and rhythms of his local-global future sounds. A decade of nomadism between Spain, Brazil, Argentina, Ireland and Portugal made way for a series of critically acclaimed EP’s and remixes for Soundway, GAMM, Far Out, Agogo, ZZK records, Wah Wah 45s, and Mais Um Discos. Arrival on the global, forward-thinking, artistically leftfield scene was predicted by Gilles Peterson, XLR8R, Okay Player and fellow tropical hed Quantic. iZem is an acronym for “In Ze Early Morning” and his debut album “Hafa” evokes new days dawning in far-off lands and stirring horizons of the present. So if you aren’t hearing iZem’s pastiche of future tropical rhythms and organic grooves on stations such as BBC, KCRW or Funkhaus Europa, then make sure you you catch him raising the dance floor temperature on one continent or another.
Tilahun Gessesse - Sima!
Tilahun Gessesse
Sima!
LP (Mississippi)
Item No:491672
Katalog-Nr:MRP 030
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tilahun Gessesse - Sima! LP
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A great collection of songs from one of Ethiopia's most beloved singers, Tlahoun Gessesse (English spelling varies). These recordings, spanning the period 1969-1975, cover the full range of Tlahoun's styles and moods, including mystical modal songs, straight up rockers and ballads. Killer stuff from the golden age of Ethiopian soul music. Tlahoun's voice, alongside Mahmoud Ahmed's, is one of the strongest in the country's history, so don't miss out on this monstrously good LP. Edition of 1.800 copies.
Big Mean Sound Machine - Blank Slate 014
Big Mean Sound Machine
Blank Slate 014
12" (Blank Slate)
Item No:491289
Katalog-Nr:BLANKSLATE014
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Big Mean Sound Machine - Blank Slate 014 12"
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Big Mean Sound Machine is a twelve-piece Afrobeat band native to Ithaca, New York. They tour 150 days a year and have a large and dedicated following up and down the East coast. Still, it is a crime that Big Mean Sound Machine is not well known elsewhere. The band’s tremendous sound combines a big band aesthetic while channeling a global sense of musicality. Their shows leave fans drenched in sweat from dancing as audiences absorb the West African, Caribbean, Jazz and Funk traditions that Big Mean Sound Machine carries forward.
Mugwisa International Xylophone Group - Santuri's Embaire Umeme
Mugwisa International Xylophone Group
Santuri's Embaire Umeme
12" (On The Corner)
Item No:490667
Katalog-Nr:OTCR12003
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Mugwisa International Xylophone Group - Santuri's Embaire Umeme 12"
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Santuri's Embaire Umeme E.P. got a Worldwide Premiere fromGilles Peterson"On a never-ending quest to support and exposure far off musical cultures around the world, the nextOn The Cornerreleases sees them look to Uganda. Teaming up withSanturi(an East African electronic music innovation project) andSoundthread(a creative development non-profit), they have worked alongside the Mugwisa International Xylophone Group with modern recording techniques and further re-arrangement on two remixes. The first, by Sam Jones, wasPremiered last week by Stamp The Wax,and today ushers in the second by Alejandro Mosso.
Sol Power All-Stars - Djidjo Vide
Sol Power All-Stars
Djidjo Vide
12" (Sol Power)
Item No:490170
Katalog-Nr:SOLPS004
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Sol Power All-Stars - Djidjo Vide 12"
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Just in time for summer, Sol Power Sound is proud to present its 4th release, the Djidjo Vide EP, a 1-2 punch of Afro house by label heads, the Sol Power All-Stars. Djidjo Vide, the title track on the A-side, features DC (via Togo) Afrobeat band, Elikeh. It's a vibey slice of propulsive Afro house about finding joy in the face of hardship. Massama Dogo's commanding vocals (sung in Mina) combined with the driving bassline, and aggressive horns (performed by DC's Sticky Bear) make Djidjo Vide a summer sure shot for a roof-top jam, beachside dance floor, or nightclub near you. The B-side, Tell Me Why is darker and deeper, chock full of percussion, a chopped vocal sample, and in-your-face afrobeat horns (performed by Matt Rippetoe and Joe Herrera of DC's the Harry Bells). It's a late-night beatdown that will set things off proper in a dark room!
Stormmers, The - Lovers Song
Stormmers, The
Lovers Song
LP (PMG)
Item No:486627
Katalog-Nr:PMG022LP
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Stormmers, The - Lovers Song LP
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V.A. - Under The Influence Volume 5 - Compiled by Sean P
V.A.
Under The Influence Volume 5 - Compiled by Sean P
2LP (Z Records)
Item No:481861
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Under The Influence Volume 5 - Compiled by Sean P 2LP
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Z Records continues its commitment to unearthing the obscure and long forgotten tracks from the last 40 yearsthrough the ever-popular Under The Influence series. Following on from Red Greg, Paul Phillips, James Glassand Nick The Record it’s now the turn of another of the worlds most respected record collectors to puttogether their selection. This time it’s long time Z Records album co-compiler Sean P.Alongside Joey Negro, Sean P has been responsible for some killer selections for their Soul of Disco andSupafunkanova series, all of which feature tracks from Sean’s vast record collection. He has been collectingrecords since his early years, producing and releasing his own edits way before they became the norm and iswidely recognized as one of the foremost fountains of musical knowledge so to say he is a stalwart of theunderground music scene is well deserved.For his UTI album he goes even deeper and much more across the board with tracks taking in afro, soul, funk,disco, Brit Funk, dub and jazz with many of the tracks costing hundreds if you were able to find the originals.
Heads Funk Band - Hard World
Heads Funk Band
Hard World
LP (PMG)
Item No:479332
Katalog-Nr:PMG013LP
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Heads Funk Band - Hard World LP
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Hard World is the first of three albums released by Heads Funk Band and it's one of the most rare LPs coming from Nigeria. What we have here is a pure, well crafted Afro-Funk. Heads Funk Band is related to Akwassa, where both are two exceptional bands with the same members, but co-existed simultaneously featuring Felix Odey (Feladey) on guitar and Eddie Offeyi on drums. The original forming duo of Akwassa was Felix Day / Feladey (guitar, vocals) and Kevin Coburn (keyboards, synths, vocals), who collaborated with guest musicians, which later turned out to be the actual Heads Funk Band. Some rumours say all of them were in both bands and musically speaking we can hear a lot of similarities. Akwassa released two incredibly rare albums, while Heads Funk Band managed to release three LPs, of which Hard World is the most hard to find.
Peace, The - Black Power
Peace, The
Black Power
LP (Now Again)
Item No:475608
Katalog-Nr:NA5130-LP
Release:1975 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Peace, The - Black Power LP
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Essential garage Zamrock/soul/funk: the first official reissue of the celebrated band’s one and only album. The musical style that became known as Zamrock came to embody the economic despair that followed the 1973-1974 oil crisis, which flung Zambia into recession and exacerbated a wide range of social tensions. Much of Zamrock also captured the controversy of wider politics in Africa and the world. Perhaps the finest example of this is Black Power by The Peace. - The Guardian. The Boyfriends, from Kitwe’s Chamboli Mine Township, supplied the founding members for Zamrock’s most famous band, Witch, and kick started one of Zamrock’s best bands, Peace. Their sole Zamrock entry, Black Power, recorded at Malachite Film Studio circa 1973/4 and issued circa 1975, sounds like nothing else in the Zamrock canon: a lost message drifiting from the flower power era, imbued with a fiery Zambian voice.
Tee Mac - Nepa Oh Nepa
Tee Mac
Nepa Oh Nepa
LP (Hot Casa)
Item No:469172
Katalog-Nr:HC41
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Tee Mac - Nepa Oh Nepa LP
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Tee Mac is a Nigerian multi-talented maestro flutist with cross-cultural Itsekiri and Swiss roots. He combined his first degree in Economics from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, with a specialization in classical music concert performance and philharmonic compositions at University of Lausanne.During a rich career spanning over 40 years, Tee Mac formed numerous bands including Tee Mac & Afro Collection in the 1970s with notable Nigerian artists. He recorded his first LP, United, for Polydor International in Germany, with his European band, Tee Mac United, in the late 70s. And he then hit the global music charts with two songs, "Fly Robin Fly" and "Get Up & Boogie", touring extensively with his third band, Silver Convention.With the agreement of the artist we decided to select the best of his repertoire. The long awaited Tee Mac’s “Best Of“ is also a reality at last: juicy, hot, explosive and threatening to shatter all existing records.In order not to bore you with tell tales, let’s get into the heart of the album: We selected seven beautiful and rare tracks from his albums, Party Fever (1978), Mixed Grill (1979) and Night Illusion (1980). With top musicians individually displaying their skill and collectively delivering a classic repertoire. And we hope a bumper harvest for Tee Mac Omatshola Iseli within the next decade.
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