Luaka Bop has just released a limited two-volume box set of William Onyeabor’s entire discography. Check the unique electro funk sound of “Fantastic Man.”
Here’s a rare Afro rock-psych bomb from Nigeria’s Monomono. I was lucky enough to find a copy of this LP in Kano, Nigeria in 2009. Out of the whole stack of records I took home with me, this is probably my favorite, front to back. Rock solid Afro rock from the first track to the last.
This Friday, April 27th the SOL POWER ALLSTARS bring their house-influenced samba, salsa, Afrobeat and cumbia sounda to Red Fridays with opening support from Joe L!
Here’s a bit of shameless self promotion. I’ve been sitting on this little edit I did of Kabbala’s Afro disco classic “Ashewo Ara” for a minute. Figured it was time to share. Can’t wait to test this one at Sol Power this weekend, along with a few other fresh Sol Power edits we’ve been cooking up.
Tonight DJ Stylus, Meistro, and Deep Sang continue their bi-monthly residency as the Sol Power All Stars at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge. Get ready for another incredible night of the sounds of the African diaspora: samba, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, merengue, afro-latin deep house and more.
Can’t stop, won’t stop buying records. 1. MRR-ADM feat Malcolm Catto – [untitled] track 01 [MRR] Breaks-heavy, tripped-out, analog-synth psychedelic madness. An instant Soul Strut classic! 2. African Music Machine – Black Water Gold [Paul Winley Records] Afro-funk disco excellence from the Super Disco Brakes Vol. 8 EP. 3. Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta – Cumbia en Do […]
More records. Always more records… 1. Greenskeepers – Polo Club [Om Records] Greenskeepers strap on indie guitars for all the girls at the polo club. 2. shante – Big Mama [Livin’ Large] The disses fly fast and furious on this classic hip-hop banger from 1992. 3. Justin Timberlake – My Love (remix) [Money Studies] From the Money Lotion […]
Feels like summer. Time for new records! 1. Jonathan Krisp – 52nd Street [Cookshop] Ridiculously catchy new single from Mr. Krisp. Inna soulful drum’n’bass stylee I can get behind. 2. Cedar Walton – Low Rider [white label] As hyped by the Idjut Boys on their Press Play mix, this is a great electrofunkified cover of the War […]
More crate essentials courtesy Turntable Lab, DJ Hut, Soul Strut and eBay.. 1. Boz Scaggs – Lowdown [white label] The smooth blue-eyed R&B classic on a nice loud 12″. 2. Nelly Furtado & Boz Scaggs – Promiscuous Lowdown [n/a] Nelly Furtado nestles up nicely with Boz Scaggs in this tasty MP3-only mash-up, courtesy Soul Strut. 3. Soothsayers – […]
Heretofore uncharted territory, now to be meticulously recorded for posterity. 1. various – REBTUZ Presents (EP 5) [Tru Thoughts] copyright-defying fun featuring Kinny & Horne vocals 2. Dr. Rubberfunk – Riding With the Ratman [GPS] slick street-wise funk, great vocal sample 3. Skeewiff – Wet Your Beak EP [Jalapeno] Cheeky, funky, breaky goodness. 4. Nuyorican Soul – Runaway [Giant […]