Roger Damawuzan & Les As Du Benin —
Wait For Me ... LP Hot Casa (France), Late 70s. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
Roger Damawuzan looks a bit like an American soul singer on the cover of this excellent collection – and his music often comes across in the same way, with a nice undercurrent of funk in the rhythms, and very powerful vocals from the leader! The set's the first we've ever seen to focus on ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson —
T'Es Qui ... CD Hot Casa (France), 2015. New Copy ...
French vocals, funky rhythms, and loads of sweet keyboards – a contemporary album, but one that really takes us back to our favorite global crossover years of the 70s! These guys almost have a vibe that reminds us of Seu Jorge at his funkiest – and certainly share this universal appeal ... (Global Grooves) read moreCD
Rare late 70s Afro soul from Cameroonese bassist and singer Brigth Engelberts – insistent, hypnotic and danceable grooves that points the way to myriad trends in soul in the decade to come, well beyond easily categorizable Afro funk & soul! Some numbers have a punchier, hypnotic rhythmic ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Heavy funk from the duo of Ezy Hart and Isaac Olashugba – a record that has way more appeal than just its Afro-styled roots – and a wicked vibe that would have been right at home in the farther reaches of the New York indie funk scene of the 70s! There's a nicely messed-up quality to ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Great pressing – heavy vinyl and cover, with insert!)
Surprisingly great work from an artist who was very young at the time – Paris-born Francis Mbarga, who cut this Afro groove classic when he was only 7 years old! Despite that age, though, the sound is very fully-formed – thanks to tight studio backing from a combo of sharp guitar, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy tip-on cover, and great vinyl – with insert too!)
Latin funk & soul from Paris – with a very tight groove and plenty of love for classics that they spin with fresh verve! The work works on some far reaching Latin touches, from Nuyorican salsa to Columbian funk and Chicano soul – the drums and percussion always prominent in the ... (Deep Funk) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Wicked work from Stanislas Tohon – a sweet batch of skittish grooves that occasionally include some William Onyebor-like electronics! The tracks are all upbeat and uptempo – fast-riffing rhythms that spin out wonderfully right from the start – with some vocals on most numbers, ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Heavy vinyl, heavy cover, and inner sleeve with notes!)
Vaudou Game —
Apiafo ... LP Hot Casa (France), 2014. New Copy ...
A cool contemporary group with roots in Tojo – hotbed of African voodoo culture, which is a strong inspiration on their sound! The music takes an older style of voodoo chants, and fuses it onto a more funk-based approach – one that draws on inspirations from 70s west African funk, but ... (Global Grooves) read moreLP, Vinyl record album