Somali sounds from
the late 80s – a wonderful set of grooves from
the Dur Dur Band – originally issued only on cassette, and lovingly restored here on some more enduring formats! The style is pretty darn funky – maybe some of the latest Afro Funk grooves we've heard from
the scene – much more in the spirit of some of the best 70s funk recordings from
Ghana or Nigeria, but with a flavor that's more 80s-inspired overall! There's also some cool Eastern touches running through the mix – a key indication of the cultural and political shifts happening in Mogadishu at the time, and which would only be more evident in later years – perhaps telegraphed here in a trans-gulf groove that's mighty nice. Titles include "Fagfagley", "Hayeelin", "Garsore Waa Ilaah", "Dooyo", and "Amiina Awdaay".