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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

44 Good morning true believers! Apologies for the long hiatus. I’ve been occupied with making awesome TV content in an insane environment. It’s been one heck of a ride this year but we are back. So let’s kick this off and return on the path of audio enlightenment.

Of recent I have been listening to a lot Brasilian music. Perhaps this is a mental carry over from the recent world cup or my way of coping with the rainy season in Abuja city. My sojourner led me to come across a group called Wagon Cookin: two siblings dedicated to their passion for good music and food. Their admiration for Latin music lead them to pack their pots and pans in Madrid and venture to Salvador de Bahia (Brazil) to learn more about Brasilian music. Their style has often been identified as a healthy mix of soul, jazz, latin, brazil, funk & house. Check out the track from one of their earlier albums called 70s Samba below. It’s the sort of sound that keeps you pulsating and shuffling your feet all the way into the earlier hours of the morning. Now that’s how I like my Saturdays served:)

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While are dear President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria is grooving with the exotic ladies of Brasil this weekend, it is only fitthing that we, the inglorious masses, have or own slice of Latin soul tunes this Friday to dampen the political tension.

Lets have a look through the e-crate shall we?

The Popular People’s Front is an anonymous group of musical radicals whose objective is to return to creative sampling of an array of genres. ‘I Love Only You’ of the EP Sample Pleasure Party is best described as a freshly pressed Latin disco cut. Listen out for that soothing disco flute rift at the beginning of the track.Aces.

Another Good Friday it is. Stay safe and enjoy;p

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2012 is running fast in Naija!
Lets recap.Subsidy removal, unthinkable bomb attacks, and nationwide discontent. Some how, Nigeria soldiers on despite its reoccuring bouts of madness. On to some music.

Showing almost zero love for the funk, 2012 was definitely a year to renew our vows. On the plate we’ve got an obscure funk band for the 70s dubbed Manzel. Manzel would find much fame decades later with numerous hip-hop producers and break-beat collectors.

‘Space Funk’ comes off with an interstellar vibe that is great for just kicking back and grooving. Organic and cosmically entrancing, you can find no fault in this tune.