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Sunday just keeps getting better. After a bad ass cardio session I decided to hit the web for a quick looksy on what new sounds are trending. Okay Africa is always a good place to start.

I present to you The Ibibio Sound Machine, an eight piece band that is dedicated to revitalizing Afro funk for the 70s & 80s with firm foundation in electronica. The band’s front lady, Eno Williams,  a British songstress of Nigerian heritage, writes her songs based on folklore from Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria that her parents would tell her as a kid.

Your body can’t help but runaway to, “The Talking Fish (Asem U Sem Iyak). The plucky guitar rhythms and slinky percussion, and wonky electronics is reminiscent of the Nigerian disco-funk music movement of the 1970s.

We need to get them down to Abuja ASAP!

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Man, is it hot today in Abuja.

But on that note, nothing puts a smile to a face like the sound of TGIF 🙂

Today we are going to be taking a dip in the Funk 45 bin for some rare groove sounds. This gem is called ‘Grease Wheels’ by a band called Smokin Shades of Black. Very little can be found on this group which is sad as the horn section on this track is to die for. Raw energy. No frills.

So get to body stepping ;D