Fortuna Records deliver a stellar compilation of real-life magic created by immigrants from Yemen, in Tel Aviv, from the mid seventies to the early eighties.

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Now Analog Africa returns to put the record straight. Pop-Makossa shines a light on a glorious but largely overlooked period in the story of Cameroonian makossa, when local musicians began to replace funk and highlife influences with the rubbery bass of classic disco and the sparkling synth flourishes and drum machines of electrofunk.

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Even by the notoriously stargazing standards of early ’80s jazz funk, Potter & Tillman’s sought-after 1982 album Space Rapture is particularly intergalactic.

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Previously unreleased full edition for this explosive jazz-funk score by Italian Maestro Riz Ortolani, created in 1973 for the crime-movie Si può essere più bastardi dell’ispettore Cliff’ (also known as Mafia Junction’).

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There are many ways for a band or an artist to compile an album: some make it in a week and some let the process go on longer.

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Africa Seven Records re-visit Pasteur Lappe with a repress of his second album from 1979, “Na Man Pass Man”.


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Seminal early 70’s Bahamian Funk of the highest order. The debut LP from the Munnings brothers legendary outfit. “Funky Nassau” is one of the most sought after Soul/Funk records ever with it’s highly original blend of US black music styles and Bahamian roots.

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