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Afrosonique Vol 1

LP (Item 119813) Africa Seven (UK), 1970s/2017 — Condition: Sealed
2LP
Temporarily Out Of Stock

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The first installment in a series that we hope to hear from often in years to come – as it offers up new remixes of older African funk tracks from the 70s – but all in a way that crackles with the best contemporary energy of the London scene! Most of the material was issued in the original form by other album projects from the Africa Seven label – but the cuts here are completely changed up, and their original rhythms expanded in ways that really show a 21st Century level of complexity – and there's also a bit of added instrumentation too. The sound is excellent – almost a post-4Hero take on Afro Funk – and titles include "Soul Castle (Silkie edit over dub)" by Ekambi Brillant, "Jokenge (IG Culture edit)" by Afro National, "Zinabu (Moody Boyz edit refix)" by Bunzu Soundz, "Bgkouala Niklouala (Redpine & Solo edit over dub)" by Bozambo, "Les Cavaliers (Plaid edit over dub)" by Manu Dibango, "Rhythm On Rhythm (DJ Food chop-up)" by Sookie, "Nnom Mot (Ry9n & Knid edit over dub)" by Douglas Mbida, and "Nani Nani (Appelblim edit over dub)" by Sorry Bamba.  © 1996-2022, Dusty Groove, Inc.

Sealed

This is what it says, that the record is still held fast in shrink-wrap. We tend to be pretty suspicious about these things, so if the shrink-wrap doesn't look original, or if the record seems to have undergone some damage over time, we'll probably take it out of the wrapper to ensure that it's in good shape — which is why we don't have more of these. In some cases the shrink-wrap may be torn in spots, but if it's not possible the record has been taken out and played, the record will still qualify as "Sealed".

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