Since I’m one of the opening DJ’s for UK DJ/producer/musician Quantic at Tropicalia here in DC tonight, I thought I’d pick up something from Colombia, Quantic’s adopted home country. Check out The Latin Brothers’ “rhythm of the horse.”
Ernesto Djédjé was a huge star on the Ivory Coast in his day and listening to “Ziboté,” it makes perfect sense. Catchy vocals, great instrumentation, groovy rhythms, and—although rare for West African records from the 70s—the recording is crystal clear and expertly mixed. One look at the cover and you know it’s gonna be funky.