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Saturday, February 21, 2009

The Daktaris - Soul Explosion

The Daktaris - Soul Explosion

@ 320 kbps - Covers are included

1. Musicawi Silt 2. Musicawi Silt, Pt. 2 3. Quiet Man Is Deam Man 4. Modern Technology 5. Super Afro-Beat 6. Give It Up Turnit Loose 7. Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti 8. Daktari Walk 9. Voodoo Soul Stew 10. Upside Down

The Daktaris are actually several alumni from Fela Kuti's band, and as expected, Soul Explosion contains massive chunks of throbbing Afrobeat, the style perfected by the late Nigerian performer. Part Nigerian and part American funk à la James Brown, these 10 mostly instrumental tracks are hardcore, juju-headed time bombs from the dance floor of the motherland, with a baritone sax-fronted horn section riding earthshaking rhythms, thundering bass lines, and occasional wah-wah guitar. Except for classic workouts on Fela's "Upside Down," James Brown's "Give It Up, Turn It Loose," and the rare "Musicawa Silt" from Ethiopia's Wallias Band, these are all original tunes from a 15-strong ensemble that charges straight at you like a herd of elephants, absolutely unstoppable. Hopefully, any future release from this outfit will extend the group's monumental grooves beyond a five-minute format, which most of these Lagos-produced tracks fit into. --Derek Rath


Anonymous said...

Excellent. More good stuff from you as usual.


Curty Ray said...

The Whaa whaas, The African rhythms, the horns... This is a really great disc. Thanks my friend for sharing another classic.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic !!!!! Cheers, Philip