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.”
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.