Afrobeat

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Megaloh x Tony Allen - Regenmacher: Afrobeat Session
Megaloh x Tony Allen
Regenmacher: Afrobeat Session
LP (Nesola)
Item No:503144
Release:2016 / DE – Original
Genre:Hip Hop, Organic Grooves
Megaloh x Tony Allen - Regenmacher: Afrobeat Session LP
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Exklusiv bei hhv.de und limitiert auf 1000 Stück: die Kollabo des Jahres!Megaloh ist nicht nur einer der besten Rapper Deutschlands, sondern auch ein leidenschaftlicher Musiker und Musik-Fan, der auf seinem letzten Album »Regenmacher« die Einflüsse der nigerianischen Heimat seiner Mutter in Form von Afrobeat-Samples und Versatzstücken von Drumspuren des Afrobeat-Pioniers Tony Allen verarbeitete.Nun entstand im Nachgang noch eine echte, lebendige Kooperation zwischen Megaloh und Tony Allen: Zwei Tage arbeiteten der deutschsprachige MC mit den nigerianisch-holländischen Wurzeln und der nigerianische »Erfinder des Afrobeat«, der in den 1970er Jahren mit Fela Kuti und Africa 70 spielte, gemeinsam an live eingespielten HipHop-meets-Afrobeat-Versionen einiger »Regenmacher«-Stücke — und einem brandneuen Song, der im Wege einer echten Jam-Session entstand. Nach zwei intensiven, inspirierenden und whiskygeschwängerten Tagen und Nächten war die EP »The Afrobeat Session« schließlich im Kasten: Produziert, arrangiert und gemischt von Elektronik-Legende Christian Prommer, eingespielt mit einer Band von unglaublicher musikalischer Qualität, geleitet durch den preisgekrönten Jazz-Pianisten Kelvin Sholar (u.a. Q-Tip, Carl Craig) und unter Mitwirkung von Alan »Ghanaian Stallion« Mensah (Producer), Charles Sammons (Bass), Johannes Brecht (bass), Sergio Manuel (Gitarre), Loomis Green (Gitarre), Ben Abarbanel-Wolff (Saxofon), Andrej Ugoljew (Posaune), Philip Sindy (Trompete) und natürlich Tony Allen (Drums), zu einer wahrhaftigen Zusammenkunft von Beats, Raps, Musik. »The Afrobeat Session« verfolgt einen der wichtigsten Erzählstränge des »Regenmacher« Albums noch einmal in die Tiefe — als Ergänzung, Fortführung und Dokument einer unvergesslichen Session in den Red Bull Studios Berlin.
Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams
Shadow
Sweet Sweet Dreams
LP (Analog Africa)
Item No:507493
Katalog-Nr:AALP082
Release:2016 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams LP
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When it came out in 1984 the far-out album 'Sweet Sweet Dreams' by Trinidad & Tobago's Shadow (aka Winston Bailey) wasdescribed as "way ahead of its time". Undeservedly it was panned by critics and, unable to reach markets, disappearedinto the dusty record collections of a few music aficionados. Now, more than three decades later that cosmic dance-floor UFOis about to take off again, change all that and set the record straight. Remastered and cut by Frank Meritt at The Carvery the album is truly a masterpiece.
Wild Fire - Check It Out / The Dealer
Wild Fire
Check It Out / The Dealer
7" (Black Pearl Records)
Item No:511764
Katalog-Nr:BPR-003 SP
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wild Fire - Check It Out / The Dealer 7"
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Right for the cold season of the year comes another outstanding Island Funk vinyl to heat you up again. Continuing with their series "Message from the Islands" of rare funky & soulful tunes from Trinidad & Tobago, Black Pearl releasing another two outstanding tracks of the legendary band WILD FIRE.Both tracks are carefully remastered for a much fresher sound and an enjoyable listening pleasure. Comes in a wonderful, authentic and special old-fashioned cardboard cover with vintage haptics.
Philou Louzolo - Alkebulan Republic
Philou Louzolo
Alkebulan Republic
12" (Lumberjacks In Hell)
Item No:473174
Katalog-Nr:LIH 017
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Philou Louzolo - Alkebulan Republic 12"
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This EP is a dedication to the Amsterdam based Alkebulan Project. Philou and Villy are both members of this project, the project brings artists from Africa & African Diaspora together. The Alkebulan Project is on a mission to change the perception of Africa an it's citizens. Nigerian artist Villy and his group "Villy & The Xtreme Volumes" are on a mission to educate Africans with their message calling for a revolution in Africa, politically and socially in all aspects. Philou has a combination of Congolese, Nigerian and Sierra Leonean heritage and it is in these roots that he has built his sound. His passion for the continent of his ancestors is fervent and his projects are challenging commonly held preconceptions about Africa. His goal is to challenge negative stereotypes, by making African cultures more approachable through music. Much love for Rudy Asibey for founding The Alkebulan Project and bringing the artists together and many thanks to Marcel Vogel for giving us the opportunity to tell our story through
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.
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
V.A.
Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1
2LP (Mr Bongo)
Item No:493588
Katalog-Nr:MRBLP141
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume 1 2LP
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The first instalment in our new ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ compilation series – aselection of favourites, recent discoveries and sought after obscurities, whichform the basis of our DJ sets and our radio show of the same name. Includingcuts by Claudia, Cortex, Dave Pike Set, Fruko, Neno Exporta Som, ConnieLaverne, Barbosa and more.The original concept for ‘Mr Bongo Record Club’ was a radio show that allowedus to air our treasured record collections, recorded and broadcast once amonth. We wanted to create an outlet free from any genre or BPM restrictions,not constrained by the need to beat-mix every record, a space where we couldplay latest finds alongside favourites. The only self-imposed rule being thatit had to be played from vinyl.We have always DJ’d across-the-board, but playing in an eclectic way hasn’talways been easy. Recently DJ’s such as MCDE, Floating Points, Nick The Record,Leon Vynehall, Four Tet, Jeremy Underground, Antal (Rush Hour), Sassy J andYoung Marco – to name a few – have opened things up with very diverse sets toyounger audiences; Brazilian samba-rock, next to modern soul, highlife, disco,boogie, jazz, house, techno and beyond.We’re seeing a rare groove like sensibility. A shift towards the attitude oflegendary club nights hosted by the likes of Mr Scruff and Gilles Peterson,where you could hear house, hip hop, Turkish funk, boogie, jazz, dub and Latinback to back. At the same time it isn't a nostalgic or retro movement, peoplehave a progressive attitude and a thirst for new-old music. It is a vibrant andexciting time – we are proud to be a part of it.
Apotheke - Hi Baby Out / War
Apotheke
Hi Baby Out / War
7" (Black Pearl Records)
Item No:506650
Katalog-Nr:BPR002SP
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Apotheke - Hi Baby Out / War 7"
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Vinyl reissue & first vinyl release ever, quality sound pressing, with restorated & remastered audio material from vinyl & original master tape.A-side was released in 1978, B-side was never released before!!!Comes in a wonderful, authentic and special old-fashioned cardboard cover with vintage haptics.
Dem Juju Poets - Barabara
Dem Juju Poets
Barabara
7" (Matasuna)
Item No:508350
Katalog-Nr:MSR002
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dem Juju Poets - Barabara 7"
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After releasing the first single Voodoo Jazz end of 2016 the journey of Dem Juju Poets keeps on with Barabara, the first single taken off their forthcoming album Liberated Thoughts out due early 2017 on Matasuna Records.David Hanke aka Renegades Of Jazz, brainchild behind Dem Juju Poets, keeps on with his distinctive Afro sound and delivers a great 45 in various styles. As the Renegades Of Jazz journey will take a step away from Afrofunk music, Dem Juju Poets will be now the main outfit for Hanke to release more Afro driven music in the future.Barabara is a heavy piece of dancefloor Afrojazz goodness, decent horn sections, tough drums and rich percussions combined with vintage vocals. People's Republic is a organ and flute driven Afrosoul tune with a heavy brass riff, thriving percussions and flute solos galore.
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.
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. - 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”.
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.
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!
Kelenkye Band - Moving World
Kelenkye Band
Moving World
LP (PMG)
Item No:512000
Katalog-Nr:PMG041LP
Release:1974 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Kelenkye Band - Moving World LP
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In 1974, a brash young designer called Augustus Kerry Taylor had an idea. He'd gather together the hottest musicians in Ghana and record an album of the heaviest and funkiest sounds coming out of America. And this time, he wouldn't just design the cover, like he'd done with Fela Kuti, he'd even release it on his new label, Emporium, as well. Local Accra legends Joe Wellington, Jagger Botchway, Leslie Addy, Officer Toro, Oko Ringo, Soldier and Steve answered the call. They were christened the Kelenkye Band and gelled immediately. Moving World, is a funky, disparate album that exudes a rare warmth, enthusiasm and togetherness. 'Moving World' and 'Brotherhood of Man' are hard, grinding funk. 'Jungle Music' has a more soulful groove. There's also a bit of reggae, 'Dracula Dance', and old-skool highlife, 'Wale Tobite'. Accra's leading DJ, Charlie Sam, declared his mind 'well and truly boggled.' The Kelenkye Band never recorded another album. Augustus Kerry Taylor shut down Emporium and went back to designing album covers. But in Moving World they delivered a perfect moment of funk alchemy that has rightly become the Holy Grail of 70's Ghanian groove. - Peter Moore, www.africanrevolutions.com / Licensed by the bandleaders and songwriters of the album, Joe Wellington and Jagger Botchway.
Sir Waziri Oshomah & His Traditional Sound Makers - Volume 3
Sir Waziri Oshomah & His Traditional Sound Makers
Volume 3
LP (Superfly)
Item No:508907
Katalog-Nr:SRLP022
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sir Waziri Oshomah & His Traditional Sound Makers - Volume 3 LP
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Jaw-dropping Highlife all the way, the type of record that will not sleep on your shelf for too long, because it’s such a good listen. This sounds like nothing else and it gets a quality reissue, limited to 1000 copies. Records are pressed on 180-gram vinyl with beautiful hard cardboard sleeves made in Japan with Obi. This release also contains liner notes by Uchenna Ikone.
Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2
Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet
Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2
LP (Worthy)
Item No:508839
Release:1966 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 2 LP
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Exact repro vinyl reissue. The second volume of the 'Afro-Latin Soul' releases from Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet. This superb LP ws originally issued in 1966.
Dem Juju Poets - Voodoo Jazz / Watusi Fever
Dem Juju Poets
Voodoo Jazz / Watusi Fever
7" (Radio Krimi)
Item No:508381
Katalog-Nr:RK003
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Dem Juju Poets - Voodoo Jazz / Watusi Fever 7"
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“Voodoo Jazz” marks the first release of Dem Juju Poets on French Radio Krimi Records. Their sound is dedicated to raw Afro influenced dance music. David Hanke aka Renegades Of Jazz, brainchild behind Dem Juju Poets, keeps on with his distinctive Afro sound and delivers a great 45 in two different styles. As the Renegades Of Jazz journey will take a step away from Afro Funk music, Dem Juju Poets will be now the main outfit for Hanke to release more Afro driven music in the future. While “Voodoo Jazz” comes with a raw guitar riff, an up-tempo House beat and all that Jazz in a voodoo style, slight electronics and additional scat, “Watusi Fever” is a drum busy piece of magnetic downtempo Jazz goodness flavored with Hugo Kant's unmistakable flute skills.
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.
Marijata - Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata
Marijata
Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata
LP (Academy)
Item No:481610
Katalog-Nr:ALP-010
Release:1976 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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Born in 1951 in Kumasi, Ghana, the highlife vocalist, Pat Thomas, made his name with his band the Sweet Beans. He began his carreer in 1969 with the Broadway Dance Band, leaving a year later to join the Uhuru Dance Band. Then he played with Ebo Taylor’s Blue Monks and finally formed the Sweet Beans in 1973. They released ‘False Lover’ in 1974, then split and-reformed as Marijata, releasing ‘Marijata’ and ‘Pat Thomas Introduces Marijata’. What a story – to sum it up this rare and famous album that can be sold for more than one thousand dollar as an og press.
Andre Tanker & The Mansa Musa Drummers - Back Home
Andre Tanker & The Mansa Musa Drummers
Back Home
7" (Jamwax)
Item No:514754
Katalog-Nr:JAMWAX10
Release:EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Andre Tanker & The Mansa Musa Drummers - Back Home 7"
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Limited to 500 copies.
William Onyeabor - Crashes In Love (Version 1)
William Onyeabor
Crashes In Love (Version 1)
LP (Luaka Bop)
Item No:448934
Katalog-Nr:LB5031LP
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
William Onyeabor - Crashes In Love (Version 1) 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.”
Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru - Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru
Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru
Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru
LP (Mississippi)
Item No:491673
Katalog-Nr:MRP 099
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru - Emahoy Tsegue-Mariam Guebru LP
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The second LP in Mississippi Record's ongoing series of releases from Tsege Mariam Gebru! Here are more '60s recordings of her truly unique solo piano performances. Tsege Mariam Gebru (or spelled here as Emahoy Tsegué-Mariam Guèbru) is a true original withb a style somewhere between Erik Satie, Debussy, Coptic liturgical music and Ethiopian traditional music. It is some of the most moving piano music you will ever hear! These original compositions appear on vinyl for the first time since their super rare original releases in the early 1960s. The LP comes in an old school "tip on" cover with gold foil printing.
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
Rich Medina - Jump N Funk
Rich Medina
Jump N Funk
2LP+7" (BBE)
Item No:476886
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rich Medina - Jump N Funk 2LP+7"
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Oumou Sangare - Moussolou
Oumou Sangare
Moussolou
LP (World Circuit)
Item No:466472
Katalog-Nr:WCV021
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Oumou Sangare - Moussolou LP
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Limited edition for Record Store Day 2016! Now for the very first time World Circuit are releasing this iconic album on deluxe single vinyl. Mastered at Abbey Road the vinyl is pressed on 180 gram heavyweight vinyl and presented alongside a beautiful 10 page booklet and download card.
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.
Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams
Shadow
Sweet Sweet Dreams
LP (Jamwax)
Item No:514751
Katalog-Nr:JAMWAXLP02
Release:1984 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Shadow - Sweet Sweet Dreams LP
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Winston ‘Shadow’ Bailey (born 4 october 1941) is a calypsonian from Trinidad and Tobago. He was born in Belmont, a suburb of Port of Spain in Trinidad, but grew up in Les Coteaux, Tobago, with his grandparents. He began to sing at a very early age and he wanted to be a singer although his grandfather told him he must be a lawyer. We are very proud to start a collaboration with the living legend. Since february 2016, we have spoken a lot with him to explain our reissue project and also with his son. Unfortunatly he is now very old and very sick and a few months ago he was hospitalized. He's now better with the care from his family and he received help from his friend to manage his musical rights. So we start with this awesome album ‘Sweet Sweet Dreams’ originally released in 1984 in Trinidad and Tobago. This LP is a mix of disco, funk, reggae, electronic and soca music with the monster cosmic disco dancefloor killer tune "Lets Get It Together". TheVinylFactory call it "The holy grail of Shadow albums". We will release more musical gems from the Mighty Shadow in the future.Stay tuned.
Mighty Flames - Metalik Funk Band
Mighty Flames
Metalik Funk Band
LP (PMG)
Item No:509019
Katalog-Nr:PMG048LP
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mighty Flames - Metalik Funk Band LP
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The Mighty Flames were a crack bunch of Cameroonian musicians, drawn to Nigeria by the heavy funk sounds booming across the border like musical moths. For a short time in the late sentries they ‘owned’ Port Harcourt, destroying dancefloors with an incendiary sound that burned so heavily that it was phosphorescent. Metalik Funk Band is the band at their most deadly. Willy ‘Pazz’ Nfor is on bass, Nfrackie ‘Jazz’ Song on synth, Didi Lead on lead guitar, Emma ‘Wah Wah’ Baloka on rhythm and Stormy ‘Booga’ Jimmy on percussion. There is not a single dud track. ‘Music Is The Answer’ is a psychedelic head spin. ‘Funky Child’ is an irresistible call to the dancefloor. And I guarantee you’ll need a good lie down after listening to ‘Search Out! Watch Out!’. Sadly, things did not end well for the Mighty Flames. Their manager was a tyrant and when they tried to escape to Lagos with all the band’s gear he promptly had then arrested. Metallik Funk Band was their last album, but what a way to go out: with an incendiary batch of Afro Funk monsters that need to be in every funk lover’s collection. - Peter Moore
Joe Kemfa - Jungle Juice
Joe Kemfa
Jungle Juice
LP (PMG)
Item No:509016
Katalog-Nr:PMG042LP
Release:1978 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Joe Kemfa - Jungle Juice LP
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Jungle Juice is a paean to the redemptive powers of boogie – a slab of New York ghetto grooves getting its freak on in the jungles of Africa. Joe Kemfa promises a magical party and that's what you get - from the straight-ahead party grooves of ‘Jungle Magic Music’ to the more slinky and sinuous ‘Jungle Juice.’ Hailing from Warra in Nigeria's Delta region, Joe Kemfa made his name with The Junkers and the Don Bruce Band. He recorded a few singles with Larry Ifedioranma from Ofo The Rock Company before disappearing to Europe. He returned in 1978 with two Germans in tow and, together with Cameroonian drummer Ali Ringo, they formed Aura, Joe's backing band on Jungle Juice. The best tracks are the freakiest. ‘I Got To Make It’ bemoans the cost of living, before becoming a stoned plea to the Lenleys, Joe’s very own Lijadu Sisters, to boogie it on a Saturday night. Freaky and funky, Jungle Juice is the sound of James Brown and Parliament jamming after a night on some nasty Delta home brew. One listen and you’ll want to get your hands on some Jungle Juice too. - Peter Moore
Livy Ekemezie - Friday Night
Livy Ekemezie
Friday Night
LP (Odion Livingstone)
Item No:506991
Release:1983 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Livy Ekemezie - Friday Night LP
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Reissue of the sought after Nigerian disco LP rarity from 1983. Fully remastered and pressed on blue vinyl.
V.A. - Africa Airways Three - The Afro-Psych Excursion 1972-1984
V.A.
Africa Airways Three - The Afro-Psych Excursion 1972-1984
LP (Africa Seven)
Item No:506990
Release:2017 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Africa Airways Three - The Afro-Psych Excursion 1972-1984 LP
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For our third flight with Africa Airways our pilot has informed us of some particularly adverse turbulence en-route. Our trip may be multi-coloured, the winds may be swirling and the clouds may be kaleidoscopic. Ladies and gentlemen, please fasten your seat belts for your mind-expanding journey through the Afro-Psych skies.
V.A. - Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths
V.A.
Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths
2LP (Triassic Tusk)
Item No:501646
Katalog-Nr:TTLP01
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Screamers, Bangers & Cosmic Synths 2LP
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Getting finally repressed:Compilation of records played in the early years of the Moon Hop club in Scotland, selected by Stephen Marshall.
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Gentleman
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70
Gentleman
LP (Knitting Factory)
Item No:499093
Release:1973 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Gentleman LP
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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.
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.
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.
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.
Orlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life
Orlando Julius
Disco Hi-Life
LP (Hot Casa)
Item No:350636
Katalog-Nr:HC027
Release:1976 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Orlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life LP
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Hot Casa Records proudly presents the reissue of Disco Hi-Life, a real treasure album composed and interpreted by Afro-Soul maestro, Orlando Julius. Here comes the remastered version of a real mindblower piece from 1976 including four unreleased tracks, all recorded with the best Nigerian musicians, between Ginger Baker’ Studio in Lagos and the American Star Studio in West Virginia, USA.
Francis Bebey - African Electronic Music 1975-1982
Francis Bebey
African Electronic Music 1975-1982
2LP (Born Bad)
Item No:270767
Katalog-Nr:BB 039LP
Release:2012 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Francis Bebey - African Electronic Music 1975-1982 2LP
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Cameroonian musician Francis Bebey is truly one of a kind. He entered the music scene with his african compositions for classical guitar. He gave recitals while pursuing a career in journalism and then as an international civil servant. The same creative impulse also led him to write pop songs, and some of which (based on novels he had written) became big hits in Africa and in the french-speaking world. But few people know that in the 1970s, Francis Bebey delved into electronic music. The first electronic keyboards, organs and drum machines offered him new possibilities of totally controlling his compositions. he embraced the technique of 'sound on sound' recording (recording several tracks, sequentially juxtaposed on the same tape). This new stage in his musical career included the production of several records ('savannah georgia,' 'new track', 'haiti'), rarities both for their creative explorations as well as their manifestations on vinyl. This was a particularly rich period for him, as he tested the limitless possibilities of the medium, and made use of surprising and novel instruments.
Igna Igwebuike (I.G.) - Bomp
Igna Igwebuike (I.G.)
Bomp
LP (PMG)
Item No:512004
Katalog-Nr:PMG051LP
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Igna Igwebuike (I.G.) - Bomp LP
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It takes a lot of swag to wear a hat as big as the hat that I.G. wears on the cover of Bomp. But I.G., a.k.a. Bobby I.G., a.k.a. I.G. New Yorker, had swag by the bucket load. That hat tells you everything you need to know about I.G. and, indeed, about Bomp – it’s a big funky slice of Nigerian cowboy disco magic. I.G. was a player in the thriving Enugu boogie scene, a scene, in the east of the country, that also produced Goddy Oku and William Onyeabor. With Mr Mighty Flames, Willie N’For on bass, Austin Onwurah on drums and all the bells and whistles of the Godiac Studios close at hand, a Nigerian disco classic was inevitable. ‘Disco Bomp’ and ‘Disco Power’ are straight-ahead floor-fillers. ‘Funk ina Ghatto’ has a slower, dirtier groove. ‘World of Misery’ takes a slight calypso reggae detour, before ‘Take Me Home’ brings it on home, with an unabashed plea for ‘loving’ and some delightfully wonky synth lines from another Mighty Flame, Frankie Song. Bomp was I.G.’s only album. It’s a startling one-off disco boogie classic that was clear in its ambition and perfect in its execution. A bit like the hat, really. - Peter Moore, www.africanrevolutions.com
Guelewar Band Of Banjul - Warteef Jigeen
Guelewar Band Of Banjul
Warteef Jigeen
LP (PMG)
Item No:512002
Katalog-Nr:PMG047LP
Release:1981 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Guelewar Band Of Banjul - Warteef Jigeen LP
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The Guelewar Band of Banjul are a band quite unlike any other – an explosive mix of soul and funk with local rhythms like Boogaraboo and Ndaga combined with a defiant insistence on singing in their local language, Wolof. They certainly blew a young Youssou N’dour away. He cites them as his biggest influence. Warteef Jigeen marks the point the band found its groove. The title track sets the tone early with parping horns and psychedelic guitar licks. ‘N.T.C. The Gambia’ and ‘Jilana’ seamlessly blend traditional percussion and plaintive sax. ‘Leen Te Koun’ and ‘President Diawara’ showcase some of the freakiest synth ever to come out of West Africa. It was Laye Ngom’s decision as bandleader to draft in his cousin as singer that elevates Warteef Jigeen. Moussa Ngom had paid his dues singing at traditional circumcision ceremonies and his rough, expressive vocals bring a level of melancholy and intensity to the album. It’s a melancholy and intensity that can only come from years of watching young boys take this painful journey to Gambian manhood, a journey, in a way, that Guelewar Band Of Banjul made on Warteef Jigeen. - Peter Moore, www.africanrevolutions.com
Wells Fargo - Watch Out
Wells Fargo
Watch Out
LP (Now Again)
Item No:511776
Katalog-Nr:NA5138LP
Release:2017 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wells Fargo - Watch Out LP
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Just as the hippie era came to an end in America, a second 60s was beginning. In what is now Zimbabwe,young people created a rock and roll counterculture that drew inspiration from hippie ideals and the soundsof Hendrix and Deep Purple. The kids in the scene called their music “heavy,” because they could feel itsimpact, and it resonated from Zambia to Nigeria.At its peak in the mid-70s, the heavy rock scene united tens of thousands of young progressives of all racialand social backgrounds. The country was called Rhodesia then, one of the last bastions of white rule in Africa,and heavy rockers defied segregation laws and secret police to make a stand for democratic change.Wells Fargo was at the forefront of the scene, and the title track of this album, Watch Out, was the anthem ofthe counterculture. This is the first time their music has been issued outside of Zimbabwe.Matthew Shechmeister tells the story of Wells Fargo drawing on interviews with the band's remainingmembers and numerous trips to Zimbabwe to investigate the genesis of the heavy rock scene under IanSmith's oppressive government, and its dissipation after Zimbabwe's liberation. Never-before-publishedphotographs and rare ephemera color the vibrant era of which this band was part.Bundled with a download card for WAV files and 72 page digital PDF that details the history of Zimbabwe’sheavy rock scene and the trajectory of Wells Fargo.
Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor - Sweeter Than Honey, Calypso "Mahuno" And High Lifes Celebration
Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor
Sweeter Than Honey, Calypso "Mahuno" And High Lifes Celebration
LP (PMG)
Item No:509018
Katalog-Nr:PMG046LP
Release:1980 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Pat Thomas & Ebo Taylor - Sweeter Than Honey, Calypso "Mahuno" And High Lifes Celebration LP
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Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor are the Jagger and Richards of Nigerian Highlife. Drawn together by a mutual love of the genre – and an equally intense desire to stop it becoming moribund and bereft of ideas – Ghana’s two most progressive musicians added a western twist to this traditional form of African music and gave it relevance again. It was by no means a continuous process. Pat Thomas and Ebo Taylor first came together in 1966. Over the decades they’d venture off to play in different bands and even different countries. Periodically they’d get back together and implement the new ideas and skills they’d developed. In 1980, they met up in London and recorded Sweeter Than Honey, Calypso Mahuno. Composed and arranged by Taylor, burnished by Pat Thomas’s honeyed vocals, the album is a mix of highlife, calypso, funk, jazz, soul and pop. From the title track to ‘Ma Huno’, the album’s undisputed highlight, the ambition – and musicianship – is breathtaking. Sweeter Than Honey, Calypso Mahuno is arguably the purest example of this extraordinary musical partnership. And what Highlife, unshackled, can be. - Peter Moore
V.A. - Togo Soul 70: Selected Rare Togolese Recordings From 1971 To 1981
V.A.
Togo Soul 70: Selected Rare Togolese Recordings From 1971 To 1981
2LP (Hot Casa)
Item No:500898
Katalog-Nr:HC47LP
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Togo Soul 70: Selected Rare Togolese Recordings From 1971 To 1981 2LP
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TOGO SOUL 70 project, is the collaboration between Julien Lebrun, label Manager and Liz Gomis, journalist and director. Two friends that are combining their skills to relate the process of pressing a compilation of rare grooves in Africa From the original quest, searching for vinyls and right holders in adventurous conditions (sometimes) to the contract final signature, we'll travel throughout Togo to witness the post-colonial story of the country by the prism of its soundtrack More than a digging session, we'll highlight togolese culture through music. Music that you'll be able to listen in May 2016 on the double vinyl compilation TOGO SOUL 70 (Hot Casa Records gatefold)
Sory Bamba - Du Mali
Sory Bamba
Du Mali
LP (Africa Seven)
Item No:495998
Katalog-Nr:ASVN035
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Sory Bamba - Du Mali LP
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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.
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.
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.
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.
V.A. - Africa Airways Two - Funk Departures 1973-1982
V.A.
Africa Airways Two - Funk Departures 1973-1982
LP (Africa Seven)
Item No:448185
Katalog-Nr:ASVN010
Release:2015 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Africa Airways Two - Funk Departures 1973-1982 LP
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Volume Two with an absolute corker... "Na Real Sekele Fo Ya" from Cameroonian-in-Paris Pasteur Lappe. Produced by Jacob Desvarieux of Kassav fame, this track is an instant grabber, Think of the Blockheads "Rhythm Stick" goes Afro chant with deep, soulful moog grooves and on-point brass stabs. Next up is M'Bamina an Italian / Ivory Coast band who swing things heavy with "Kilowi Kilowi". Sweeting strings, funky bass lines wrapped around a late 70s style disco groove.Ekambi Briallant is next up with his floor tappingly catchy afro soul "Aboki (Mon Copain)", produced by one of our favorite producers Slim Pezin. To round off the A-side of the vinyl we present the first outing from the Makeba family. Here the (sadly prematurely departed) Bongi Makeba, daughter of "Mama Africa" Myriam Makeba, shows the world just what an amazing artist she would have developed into. Bongi wrote a fair number of her mother's tracks in her later years and "Don't Do It" shows us what true talent for the song she was blessed with. The track her powers along with wah-wah guitar and masterful alto sax. A real treat.Friend of Africa Seven and Cameroonian native Jo Tongo opens thing up on Side B. Jo now lives in New York but back in the 70s he was part of the Fiesta label collective who were cranking out great records in Paris. "Piani" is his purest dancefloor moment, here again in full glory.Next up we bend our African remit ever-so slightly and head off to Holland for a James Brown style fuelled funk stomper "Relax.. Before Doing Sex" from Oscar Harris and his crew. Its big, its bold, its brassy...,.. It's fun.The power trio of Bozambo are next up. Between them they have released over 12 solo LPs and here together with "Get it On The Music" they power through with a keyboard/synyh driven afro-funk groove years ahead of its time..., made in 1978 but sounding like 1984. Misse Ngoh is one great guitarist and a masterful adaptor of the Makossa rhythms of his native Cameroun. The title track from his Esperance 1979 LP "Tata Ngoh" mixes in his trademark rhythms and grooves with slap bass and striking brass lines. One heck of a catchy song too.We round off the compilation with the Queen of Queens, Myriam Makeba. Possibly / probably the most influential female musician to come out of Africa..., ever. "Mama Africa's" biography is awe-inspiring and vast, but very hard to summarize in a few sentences... so please check it out for yourself. From breaking the African sound in the West, to the obsessively catchy "Pata Pata" to the influential, focal role she played in helping bring an end to Apartheid in her native South Africa. There are many tracks to feature from Myriam but we aren't about hits here at Africa Seven. Being the crate diggers we are, we thought the best way we could honour the lady was to dig the crate even deeper and go with the most obscure Myriam track we could find. "Toyota Fantasy" was recorded during her exile years spent in Guinea with the Esperance team as a one off promotional 7" single giveaway release. Be aspirational, as the lady says.
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.
Freedom Family - Ayentsoo
Freedom Family
Ayentsoo
LP (Academy)
Item No:330328
Katalog-Nr:ALP008
Release:1974 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Freedom Family - Ayentsoo LP
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Academy Lps and Frank Gossner (Voodoo Funk) continue their fruitful collaboration with the release of AYENTSOO, an incredible Afro Funk record that is rivaled only by the first Marijata record (also released on Academy Lps) in it's sheer power and heaviness. Indeed, this record takes it's rightful place along any funk record from anywhere as a pinnacle of the genre. Absolutely consistent from beginning to end, there is not a dull second here. This deluxe reissue continues the high standards set by the previous Academy Lps releases with beautifully restored artwork, 8 page illustrated 12” x 12” booklet and powerful remastered sound by Tim Warren.
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.
Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 1
Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet
Afro-Latin Soul Volume 1
LP (Worthy)
Item No:54843
Release:1966 / US – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mulatu Astatke & His Ethiopian Quintet - Afro-Latin Soul Volume 1 LP
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Rock Town Express - Rock Town Express
Rock Town Express
Rock Town Express
LP (PMG)
Item No:509017
Katalog-Nr:PMG043LP
Release:1977 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Rock Town Express - Rock Town Express LP
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There was a time in the 1970s when the best band in the Nigeria was actually from Cameroon. Rock Town Express, formed out of the ashes of Wrinkar Experience by Yaoundé boys Edjo'o Jacques Racine and Ginger Forcha, hit it hard, hit it loud and hit it funky. Racine and Forcha had been recruited from Cameroon by Dan Ian and after only six months, left them stranded in Nigeria's troubled east. Their first album as Rock Town Express was released on Ginger Baker's ARC label in 1974. This, their second eponymous album, features a more subdued sepia toned cover but rocks even harder. The horror of the Biafran War weighs heavily on Rock Town Express. The guitars wail, the horns parp and the synths swirls in a maelstrom of pain and anger. 'Peaceful Solution' implores people to live in peace and harmony. 'Spaceville Rape' bemoans the wanton destruction that comes with war. And 'Nobody's Man' is the defiant cry of an ex-soldier determined to make his own way in the world. Rock Town Express is an angry and dark transmission from Nigeria's east that the war may have been over, but the scars were still yet to heal. - Peter Moore
Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Africa - Pyramids
Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Africa
Pyramids
LP (PMG)
Item No:507700
Katalog-Nr:PMG040LP
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Bala Miller And The Great Music Pirameeds Of Africa - Pyramids LP
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Bala Miller was famous for pushing boundaries. His first job was selling beer in the Muslim north. And as a musician he'd always try to sneak in 'local' flourishes while playing trumpet with Bobby Benson and Victor Olaiya. It was with his band, the Pirameeds, however, that he was able to realise his dream of incorporating northern tunes into mainstream highlife. Honed razor sharp from a residency at the Costain Club in Kuduna, the band recorded Pyramids, a breathtaking fusion of Hausa rhythms, jazz and funk. With its haunting trumpet line, tribal drums and imploring Hausa chants, 'Ikon Allah', the power of God, is Bala Miller vision writ large. 'Yo Gboko' is a New York-style street drama, played out on the dusty streets of Northern Nigeria. 'Opportunity Knocks' is a playful burst of ska and 'Stretch Your Nose' is a raucous James Brown fable about the dangers of lying. Bala Miller went on to become one of Nigeria's best-loved personalities. The Costain Club became a renowned meeting place for northern musicians. But his greatest legacy remain Pyramids, an opus that introduced Hausa rhythms and stories to the rest of Nigeria. - Peter Moore
Harmonious Thelonious - International Dance Record
Harmonious Thelonious
International Dance Record
LP (Italic)
Item No:507027
Katalog-Nr:ITA108
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Harmonious Thelonious - International Dance Record LP
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Brighter than the sun of Africa and hotter than the desert wind Scirocco: Harmonious Thelonious returns with his fourth album. It comes with the enticing title “International Dance Record” and as always, much of it revolves around the vertical component of music: Harmony. The Düsseldorf producer has been exploring the infinite possibilities of electronic music production under pseudonyms like Antonelli Electr. since the late 1990s. He has produced contemporary voodoo art as part of the trio The Durian Brothers. Yet the new album is not a standard procedure. Rather, he shifts the harmonies of African music and juxtaposes them by a whole tone, generating simple harmonic changes with a magical effect. His unusual tonal game runs through half of his album, yet is not its major theme. That, rather, is hypnosis. All of his new tracks run through without detailed arrangements, have heavily infectious melodic passages and create a repetitive pull of mythical power.Overall, his music today is airier and more receptive than anything he has presented to the world to date as Harmonious Thelonious. The brute force beats his previous albums “Talking”, “Listen” and “Santos” have been replaced by simple rhythm box grooves. They are repeatedly joined by short highlife guitar themes, bright flute melodies and feathery keyboard hooks. Africa is also only partially a reference for this unclassifiable and cheerful dance sound, which is entitled “International Dance Record” for good reasons. Because this time the priority is on immediate movement and pieces like “Talking About” or the remake of “Muziek”, still crude on his 2012 EP “Ting Tong”, both nod to House without directly being that. A longplayer between worlds that creates its very own – and despite all its exoticism, somehow remains absolutely grounded.
V.A. - Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria 1972-1982
V.A.
Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria 1972-1982
2LP (Comb & Razor Sound)
Item No:501698
Katalog-Nr:CRZR1004-LP
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds From South Eastern Nigeria 1972-1982 2LP
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When most people think about Nigerian music, the first thing that comes to mind is Lagos—the country’s main commercial center, the glittering megacity that spawned Yoruba-speaking music luminaries such as Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Sir Shina Peters and Wizkid. But Nigeria is a country of rich diversity, especially in its music: From the Igbo highlife and rock bands of east-central region, to the deep Edo roots rhythms from the midwest, to the keening, ornamented Fulani melodies of the north. But one region whose music has remained largely underexplored is the south eastern land of the Efik and Ibibio ethnic groups in Cross River and Akwa Ibom State—the region colloquially referred to as “Calabar.” A cradle of culture, this region was one of the earliest outposts of Nigerian popular music. Its primordial rhythms traveled across the Atlantic during the slave trade to provide the part of the foundation for Afro-Cuban grooves that would go on to influence the development of jazz, rock & roll, R&B and funk. With the new Calabar-Itu Road compilation, Comb & Razor Sound presents15 heavy tracks recorded in the decade between 1972 and 1982, spotlighting rare music from “Calabar” superstars such as Etubom Rex Williams, Cross River Nationale, Charles “Effi” Duke, The Doves and Mary Afi Usuah. The package features a magazine-style booklet containing a wealth of information about the milieu with rare photographs and illustrations. The Calabar-Itu Road is the major artery linking modern-day Cross River and Akwa Ibom States. And Calabar-Itu Road: Groovy Sounds from South Eastern Nigeria (1972-1982) will link the region’s music to the rest of the world!Limited edition for Black Friday RSD 2016!
Johnny! - I'm Gone
Johnny!
I'm Gone
7" (Now Again)
Item No:501651
Katalog-Nr:NA7038
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Johnny! - I'm Gone 7"
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We’re introducing: Johnny! Ghanaian Afro-Rock from German producer/composer J.J. Whitefield and an international cast of top shelf musicians. Whitefield, who in the early ‘90s revived the gritty, analogue Funk sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s with his Poets Of Rhythm, has been working with Now-Again Records for almost a decade, releasing a flock of acclaimed projects with Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Whitefield Brothers, Rodinia and the “Original Raw Soul” anthology. He first started exploring African rhythms with the Whitefield Brothers in the late ‘90s, continuing in the ‘00s with Karl Hector & The Malcouns. He’s been instrumental in launching Ghanaian Afro Beat/Funk legend Ebo Taylor´s international career, decades after the maestro recorded the landmark albums that have inspired thousands. Whitefield recorded two new studio albums with Taylor and toured in his band between 2009 and 2013, where he met Taylor’s son Henry and percussionist/Singer Eric Owusu. The trio now front the Johnny! band and find inspiration not only in Ghana’s hypnotic grooves, but also the full frontal fuzz guitar assault heard on the legion of 70s Zambian Zamrock albums recently reissued by Now-Again. Indeed, Whitefield credits his tours with Zamrock godfathers Rikki Ililonga and WITCH’s Jagari Chanda as instrumental in creating the Johnny’s sonic backdrop. The band is rounded out by Turkish drummer Bernd Oezsevim (Woima Collective, Rodinia) and Indonesian bassist/multi instrumentalist Tomi Simatupang (Whitefield Brothers). This is Dance Rock at the core with the possibilities to stretch out and go into psychedelic realms. The results, spread out over three 7”singles and pressed in a run of 1000 units each, speak for themselves. Every record comes with a download card for WAV files of all six tracks (vocals and instrumentals from each release) and point at a new direction for the music inspired by the Great Continent.
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Shakara
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70
Shakara
LP (Knitting Factory)
Item No:499092
Release:1972 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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!
William Onyeabor - Anything You Sow
William Onyeabor
Anything You Sow
LP (Luaka Bop)
Item No:448941
Katalog-Nr:LB5038LP
Release:1985 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
William Onyeabor - Anything You Sow LP
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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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Another quality release in Sofrito's Super Single series. Tip!
Wganda Kenya - Afro Colombia EP
Wganda Kenya
Afro Colombia EP
12" (Autonomous Africa)
Item No:415384
Katalog-Nr:AAV001
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Wganda Kenya - Afro Colombia EP 12"
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We are happy to announce the first in an occasional series of fully licensed 12" releases on Autonomous Africa exploring the influence of music from Africa across the globe. The first release comes from Colombia's Wganda Kenya with three tracks recorded in the mid 70s. The Caribbean coast of Colombia has a long relationship with Africa stretching back hundreds of years. Strong trading links and migration from West Africa to Colombia led to a distinct African influence on the music in cities such as Cartagena and the local music (cumbia and champeta) absorbed these influences. This was particularly notable in the 70s as records by Fela Kuti amongst others arrived in Colombia. One of the leading practitioners of this Afro Sound were the mighty Wganda Kenya who were huge there in the 70s and 80s and whose music is still highly regarded to this day.
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.
V.A. - Autonomous Africa Volume 2
V.A.
Autonomous Africa Volume 2
12" (Autonomous Africa)
Item No:325472
Katalog-Nr:AA002
Release:2013 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
V.A. - Autonomous Africa Volume 2 12"
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More Afro-beat influenced House and edits by JD Twitch and the crew! Huge! Plus all proceeds from the record will be donated to Medecins Sans Frontiers operations in Africa!
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.
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.
Vetson' Androy / Mavandeza - Jaojoby / Taratasy Maitso
Vetson' Androy / Mavandeza
Jaojoby / Taratasy Maitso
7" (Sofrito)
Item No:502609
Katalog-Nr:SSS018
Release:2016 / UK – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Vetson' Androy / Mavandeza - Jaojoby / Taratasy Maitso 7"
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This is deep, storming Salegy sound from Madagascar. Salegy is the electrified updating of the traditional Antsa style from the North-West of the island — 6/8 rhythms, layered with percussion and call-and-response vocals - and the Vetson’ Androy group one of its most popular proponents. From 1978, “Mavandeza” has the heady urgency of killer Fela - with two women singers out front, psychedelic organ and prowling-lion bass. The flip is from a decade later, by Malagasy superstar Eusebe Jaojaby - rough and tough dancefloor worries, with a mazy string-line, mash-it-down percussion and lilting flute. This is another sizzler from Sofrito.
Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind
Joni Haastrup
Wake Up Your Mind
LP (Hot Casa)
Item No:500897
Katalog-Nr:HC43
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Joni Haastrup - Wake Up Your Mind LP
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Growing up in a royal household in Nigeria, Joni Haastrup began his musical journey performing for his brothers band Sneakers and was quickly snapped up as a vocalist for Orlando Julius Ekemode and his Modern Aces' Super Afro Soul LP, one of Afro-beat's formative LPs. Soon after, Ginger Baker of Cream fame replaced Steve Winwood with Joni on keys for Airforce's UK concerts in '71 and the success of the collaboration led to further shows with Baker as part of the SALT project before he returned to Nigeria to set up MonoMono. Back in London in 1978, Joni recorded his solo gem Wake Up Your Mind for the Afrodesia imprint. Coming in a Deluxe gatefold Replika LP with printed sleeves
Aigbe Lebarty - Unity
Aigbe Lebarty
Unity
LP (PMG)
Item No:500805
Katalog-Nr:PMG028LP
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
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In 1979, long-time Highlife veteran Aigbe Lebarty decided to try his hand at high-energy disco funk. Checking the Lebartone Aces at the door, he borrowed the Sex Bombers from Prince Omo Lawal-Osula and created Unity, a sure-fire dance floor stomper that channels ‘Ring My Bell’ into a clarion cry for, well, unity ... and a good time. The title track is the undisputed highlight of the album. It rattles along in a wonky, skittish fashion, with the high-pitched toms dueling with the Sex Bombers in a musical game of Space Invaders. ‘His Highness Erediauwa 1 Oba Of Benin (Part 1 &2)’, sees Aigbe slips back into Highlife like a comfortable pair of slippers. The tracks were a gift to Erediauwa, who had just been crowned the 38th ruler of the Edo people in Benin City. Like eastern Nigeria, Benin City had remained a haven for highlife, so no surprises there. Spookily, the re-issue of this album by PMG coincides with the passing of his Highness Erediauwa 1 and the coronation of his successor. There is no word whether a follow-up is in the works. - Peter Moore
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!
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Zombie
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70
Zombie
LP (Knitting Factory)
Item No:499097
Release:1976 / UK – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Fela Kuti & The Africa 70 - Zombie LP
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Der nigerianische Musiker Fela Kuti gilt als Begründer des Afrobeat. Das Label Knitting Factory legt nun verschiedene Werke aus dem Backcatalogue als neue Vinyl-Edition vor. Diese entstammen ursprünglich dem von Brian Eno zusammengestellten Set "Vinyl Box 3/Compiled by Brian Eno" und waren einzeln nicht erhältlich. Schwarzes Vinyl / 180g. Das 1976er Album meint mit dem Begriff "Zombie" einen Soldaten. Denn insgesamt 1000 Soldaten marschierten auf die Gebäude der Kalakuta Republic, den Aufnahmestudios von Fela Kuti zu. Bei dieser Aktion wurde nicht nur das Equipment zerstört, zudem Aufnahmen beschlagnahmt und Fela Kuti schwer zusammengeschlagen, sondern Fela Kutis Mutter wurde aus einem Fenster im ersten Stock geworfen. In der Folge lag sie über Wochen im Koma. Ein gewaltiger Einschnitt in Fela Kutis Biographie und die heftige Reaktion eines Staates auf seine Musik!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Seun Kuti - A Long Way To The Beginning
Seun Kuti
A Long Way To The Beginning
LP+CD (Because)
Item No:485352
Katalog-Nr:BEC5161756
Release:2014 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Seun Kuti - A Long Way To The Beginning LP+CD
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After «Many Things», released in 2008, and «From Africa With Fury: Rise» in 2011, «A Long Way To The Beginning» is the third album by Seun Anikulapo Kuti with Egypt 80
Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali 2016 Deluxe Edition
Amadou & Mariam
Welcome To Mali 2016 Deluxe Edition
2LP (Because)
Item No:485346
Katalog-Nr:BEC5156468
Release:2009 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Amadou & Mariam - Welcome To Mali 2016 Deluxe Edition 2LP
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2016 Deluxe 2LPGatefold Edition+CD Originally released in 2008 Welcome to Mali is the fi fth studio album by Mali musicians Amadou & Mariam, available again in a Deluxe Gatefold Vinyl Edition. 2LP Gatefold Vinyl, including Cd, includes « Sabali » (feat. Damon Albarn).
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.
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.
Boddhi Satva - Awakened Spirit
Boddhi Satva
Awakened Spirit
12" (BBE)
Item No:476884
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
Boddhi Satva - Awakened Spirit 12"
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V.A. - Every Song Has Ist End - Sonic Dispatches From Traditional Mali
V.A.
Every Song Has Ist End - Sonic Dispatches From Traditional Mali
2LP+DVD (Glitter Beat)
Item No:471066
Release:2016 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
V.A. - Every Song Has Ist End - Sonic Dispatches From Traditional Mali 2LP+DVD
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Bamako-based producer/educator Paul Chandler has been documenting the sonic and cultural complexities of Malian traditional music for more than a decade and “Every Song Has Its End” is an out-of-time, visceral collection of sounds from Chandler’s unparalleled archive. Over the past few years, accompanied by a recording engineer and a video-maker, Chandler has ventured to off-the-grid villages and crossroad towns all across the vast Malian landscape. Through a network of long-nurtured local contacts this small team has sought out practicing traditional musicians and their under-documented and often endangered musics. Immersive and exhilarating, these field recordings and videos give us a privileged glimpse into the intricacies of the Malian musical experience. The tracks on “Every Song Has Its End” are in fact as varied as the land that they come from. The haunting modulations of the mostly female Group Ekanzam and the spiky, electrified drone of Super Onze were both recorded in Mali’s remote and embattled northeastern desert region. Conversely, the hypnotic, pulsing sounds of the Mianka Cultural Troupe’s elk horns (buru) and Ibrahim Traore’s warrior harp (bolon) have been recorded more than 1,500 kilometres away in Mali’s more verdant southern hill country. Some of the musicians are playing music that is tied to a specific traditional caste or village function. The declamatory “hunters” music of Sidiki Coulibaly and the “cultivator” balafon excursions of Kassoun Bagayoko are examples of this. And one track in particular, Sigui lé (It’s the Wild Buffalo) from the Nioguébougoula Cultural Troupe, seems to operate in a realm beyond mere music. The recording is a layered, 3D window into traditional village life, the “audience” and the “performers” interacting and fusing in a way that upends contemporary musical hierarchies. While it is ultimately impossible for us to fully grasp the cultural context and depth of the recordings on “Every Song Has Its End: Sonic Dispatches from Traditional Mali,” it also seems nearly impossible not to be hooked in by the mesmeric sound culture that they mirror. Without doubt, this is Malian music at its finest.
Awalom Gebremariam - Desdes
Awalom Gebremariam
Desdes
2LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Item No:469342
Release:2016 / US – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Awalom Gebremariam - Desdes 2LP
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Gebremariam recorded his only LP shortly before leaving war-torn East African nation Eritrea—he made his way to a refugee camp in neighbouring Ethiopia before heading to the US. According to AFTA, "when an agency for asylum-seekers in North Carolina met Gebremariam and researched his background, they saw an Awesome Tapes From Africa blog post of the cassette," leading to the forthcoming reissue. The album, which will be getting its first release on digital and vinyl formats, features traditional folk instruments—the one-string wata and the five-string krar—playing what ATFA's Brian Shimkovitz called "legit modern sounds culled from relatively ancient means."
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!!!
DJ Katapila - Trotro
DJ Katapila
Trotro
2LP (Awesome Tapes From Africa)
Item No:462659
Release:2016 / USA – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves, Electronic / Dance
DJ Katapila - Trotro 2LP
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Ga traditional music using electronic sounds instead of live percussion to create his own kind of what he calls house music.
Mixed Grill - Cry For Peace And Love
Mixed Grill
Cry For Peace And Love
LP (Funky Planet)
Item No:456125
Release:1979 / EU – Reissue
Genre:Organic Grooves
Mixed Grill - Cry For Peace And Love LP
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Jake Sollo - Jake Sollo
Jake Sollo
Jake Sollo
LP (Africa Seven)
Item No:428166
Katalog-Nr:ASVN003
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Jake Sollo - Jake Sollo LP
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Jake Sollo was one of the most prolific innovative musicians from Nigeria in the 70s and 80s. His talents as a rhythm guitar player saw him through much of his career where he played with several Nigerian bands of varying styles. After a stint in the beat group the Hykkers (which he formed whilst studying at the University of Nigeria in Nsukka) then went on to wider recognition as a member of the Funkees. Sollo then went on to play with famed Afro-rock group Osibisa. His stint working alongside group leader Teddy Osei. The Funkees had become very popular, not just in Nigeria where a rough demo of the track "Akula Owu Onyeara" was on constant rotation at the East-Central State Broadcasting Service, but the track was went on to be picked up by the BBC DJ John Peel.After successes in bands, Sollo went solo and found a steady stream of work in London as a session musician and a producer. He returned to Nigeria in 1981 where he produced "bouncy, high gloss boogie" which was incredibly in demand. He had a distinctive playing and producing style and was incredibly popular. He utilized synthesizers which were uncommon in Nigeria at the timeThe 1979 "Jake Sollo" self titled album was produced for Pye / Disques Esperance in London. Touches of pop, plenty of African groove, moments of psychedelica... all bound together with Jakes distinctive guitar playing and sleek production. These are sounds that are reminiscent of African music lovers contemporary of Sollo such as David Byrne and Talking Heads, and Paul Simon in Graceland, but with a glittering grooviness that is all Jake Sollo.
Polyversal Souls, The - Invisible Joy
Polyversal Souls, The
Invisible Joy
2LP (Philophon)
Item No:426892
Katalog-Nr:PH33001LP
Release:2015 / EU – Original
Genre:Organic Grooves
Polyversal Souls, The - Invisible Joy 2LP
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With their debut "Invisible Joy" the Polyversal Souls are ready to take off. Produced at the Berlin based Ru-Ting Clan Sound Lab by Max Weissenfeldt (Whitefield Bros., Poets of Rhythm), the band invited artists from all around the world to join their musical journey: from N.Y.C. Africa Baby Bam (Jungle Bros.), from Ethopia Hailu Mergia (Walias Band) and from west Africa's beautiful Ghana the music award winning griot Guy One, Ebo Taylor's son Roy X and freedom poet Y-Bayani. The result is a unique piece of global raw soul.Deluxe 2LP with download code.
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