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Matata : Wanna Do My Thing The Complete President Recordings

Their unique fusion of Afrobeat,Afrofunk,Hi Life and Soul music are all bound together with infectious energy and I love it!

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Lakuta: Brothers & Sisters (Tru Thoughts)

Lakuta: Brothers & Sisters (Tru Thoughts)

A gnat’s whisker from landing the album of the month slot. A lovely new find, the debut album from this sizzling Brighton-based collective...

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Africa Airways One & Two: Funk Connection 1973-1980/Funk Departures 1973-1982

On CD for the first time, this two-disc delight was first released in 2015 as two separate vinyl compilations. “Africa Airways,” is a deep exploration into the furthest parts of 1970s and early 1980s African funk.

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The sorcerers

The Sorcerers

A feather in the hat to this diverse UK outfit whose spooky grooves beguiles and beggers belief,yes it's that good.Not one filler on this bone deep beauty so get used to their explicit strangeness..

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London Afrobeat Collective: Food Chain

London Afrobeat Collective hone their focus towards what it says on the tin.The emphasis is still on capturing the spirit of the 1970s Nigerian music an era that clearly inspires them........

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ROLL WITH IT THE BLUEBEATERS

The Bluebeaters: Roll With It (Records Kicks)

With the heads up from Noel Gallagher, Italian ska skankers take on an Oasis classic and turn it into a bluebeat beauty! I think you are going to definately roll with this one...play on Mc Duff!

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Tal National: Zoy Zoy (FatCat Records)

I would LOVE to see these guys on a UK festival stage. Sod the typical British summertime weather, Tal National could bring enough sunshine for us all.

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Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers (Freestyle Records)

Ginger Johnson and His African Messengers (Freestyle Records)

Ginger Johnson finally get the recognition he so rightfully deserves as a pioneer of African music in Europe. The Afrobeat groove along with flailing horns, this stuff is infectious!

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Highlife On The Move 1951-1966 (Soundway Records)

Highlife On The Move 1951-1966 (Soundway Records)

A fascinating presentation presenting the roots of highlife music... Soundway Records enlisted the skills of Dr Markus Coester, who compiled and research this fascinating era in Nigerian and Ghanaian music...

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Alogoto Oho Jonas & His Sounds Of Joy- Zota Yinne (Philophon)

Alogoto Oho Jonas & His Sounds Of Joy: Zota Yinne (Philophon)

Alogoto & Co produce a beautiful slice of lilting reggae with a distinct African slant / Jamaican in feel, but African in sound! Think Yoruban type female chanting meets Sly & Robbie...

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