The Allenko Afro Funk series keeps on grooving hard! "Allen Fresh" is a really great number with a heavy Tony Allen groove – lots of snapping drum work, a slow building sound, and a bit of spaciness that keeps the cut interesting, and which adds a bit of a psychedelic finish! ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
The last single in the epic series of Allenko Brotherhood releases from Comet – featuring two wonderful sides that are very much in keeping with the series' best work! "Brotherhood" pits Tony Allen against the Cinematic Orchestra – who weave a wash of sound around Tony's ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Now out of print.)
Zulu EP ... 12-inch Crown Ruler (Australia), 1983. New Copy (pic cover, reissue)...
Electro soul from the Johannesburg – a trio of tracks that's a fair bit different than most of the South African material you might know from the time! "Hay Hay" is a real beat street sort of track – Linn drum beats and Roland keyboards, percolating in a very catchy groove ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
No fake-funk here, as Seun Kuti's working with the legendary Egypt 80 group – on two tracks that bristle with all the soul and sharp instrumental touches of his father Fela's classics from years back! "Think Africa" has a stepping, skittish groove that's classic Kuti all the way ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
Three great tracks from one of our favorite Patchworks projects! "African Music" has a song that lives up to its title, but also has the warmly clubby vibe that we love from Voilaaa – which almost makes the whole thing feel like a late 70s post-colonial track recorded in Paris ... (New Grooves, Global Grooves)read more12-inch, Vinyl record