LETS GO CRAZY
Sixth release for this fantastic and essential series of 12 inches re-issueing true disco and funk jewels.
VOL.6 Side A features the über-rare 1984 Shina Williams and His African Percussionists ‘Agboju Logun’. Grooving along for a massive eleven and a half minutes, this super-heavy Nigerian disco cut splices raw sounding horns with choirs and chants. Seriously epic. Flip over for ‘Don’t Do It’ from Bongi Makeba, a mesmerising afro-funk workout with her powerful voice weaving in and out of the grooving bass and spaced-out sax. Last up is the sought-after ‘Mangous Ye’ from Black Soul. Originally the B-side of a 1976 release on tiny but top-quality NYC label Beam Junction, this Tom Moulton mixed slice of high-octane percussion-soaked afro-disco hit big on Italy’s Cosmic scene as well as the clubs of New York. Another surefire hit from the Supafrico imprint.
Number five in the series and no letting up the pressure for hot African funk label Supafrico. The fifth volume hits the ground running with the in-demand extended version of massive 1979 party anthem ‘Let me Love You’ from Sierra Leone’s disco/funk maestro Bunny Mack. Next up comes Jake Sollo’s wonderful dancefloor burner ‘African Gypsy’. Tucked away on his hard-to-find album ‘Show Me How’ also from ‘79, this superb slice of Nigerian funk showcases the congo master’s percussion skills and great vocals as well as some wild psychedelic guitar action. Flip onto Side B for William Onyeabor’s conscious soul epic ‘Better Change Your Mind’. Weighing in at eight and a half minutes with a heavyweight churning bassline and some hefty guitarwork, this cannot fail to move you in all senses. And last but not least, the fantastic Roverman by Emma Dorgu from his 1979 super-rare album of the same name. An ultra-funky cut with some very cool Fender Rhodes, this sought-after groover is a great end to another essential Supafrico compilation
…and according to Phonica’s release note on this:
“Mala received an email from James Blake saying “I’ve just done a remix”. This Harmonimix was attached. After almost 3 years of only Mala and James playing this piece of music as an exclusive dubplate to their audiences in dances across the world, they’ve finally decided to give his remix a release.”