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The Nigerian Police Force Band 'the Force 7'

Asiko Mi Ni

The Nigerian Police Force Band 'the Force 7'

Asiko Mi Ni

Super heavy and slow sensuous hip-winder taken from the essential 'Nigeria Special' series.

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Ofege

Nobody Fails

Ofege

Nobody Fails

Hammond organs, tumbling drums and licked guitars on a standout slice of Psyche-funk from 1973.

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Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70

Whore You? (Original 45 Version)

Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70

Whore You? (Original 45 Version)

Foundational Afrobeat funk from Fela and his Africa 70 ensemble. 100% dynamite!

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Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars

Yabis

Sir Shina Peters & His International Stars

Yabis

Mesmerizing Afro-disco electronics from the hotbed of the Lagos club scene circa mid 70's.

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Steele Beautttah

Africa

Steele Beautttah

Africa

Soulful psyche-rock gem...

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TONY ALLEN

Ole

TONY ALLEN

Ole

Sublime syncopations from Fela Kuti's legendary drummer.

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Tiv Musicians

Nigeria: Tiv Music

Tiv Musicians

Nigeria: Tiv Music

Traditional tribal trance-out from the Tiv minority of Nigeria.

Nigeria
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S-job Movement

Love Affair

S-job Movement

Love Affair

Afro-Latin infected mid-70's disco funk from the Lagos dancefloor...

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Duro Ikujenyo

Surulere (Highlife Mix)

Duro Ikujenyo

Surulere (Highlife Mix)

Modern jazzy highlife for the later hours...

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Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes

Ekassa No. 34/Igiodo-Giodo (Nigeria)

Sir Victor Uwaifo & His Melody Maestroes

Ekassa No. 34/Igiodo-Giodo (Nigeria)

A real highlife treasure from one of Nigeria's most respected musicans.

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Tunji Oyelana & The Benders

Iwo Ko La Dami

Tunji Oyelana & The Benders

Iwo Ko La Dami

Modern Highlife with a typically super-tight rhythm section.

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Sir Victor Uwaifo

Dododo (ekassa 1)

Sir Victor Uwaifo

Dododo (ekassa 1)

Tropical highlife sucking in Calypso and psyched Palm Wine...

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Victor Olaiya

Yabomisa Sawale

Victor Olaiya

Yabomisa Sawale

Utterly charming Calypso taken from Honest Jon's essential 'Marvelous Boy' compilation.

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Sunny Ade & His African Beats

Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)

Sunny Ade & His African Beats

Ja Fun Mi (Instrumental)

Killer take on Rammelzee & Jean Michel Basquiat's classic Test Pressing.

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“14 tracks: The Nigerian Rhythm Nexus”

At the heart of African music beats an irrepressible Nigerian pulse. From the foundational Afrobeat of Fela Kuti and his Africa 70 ensemble to Sunny Ade's Yoruba syncopations, Nigerian music has long assimilated Afro-Latin patterns from Cuba and Brazil while augmenting American funk & soul with more traditional tongues, creating an infectious and intoxicating style that's influenced countless artists and producers. The crucible of the 60s/70s Lagos club scene acted as a melting pot of polyrhythms, reprogramming patterns from the rhythm matrix of the Black Atlantic in a double refraction of ideas and vibes. Their influence can be heard in the Broken Beat of Bugz In The Attic, the kinky house of Cooly G or the improvisations of MvO trio while consistently providing dynamite dancefloor material for DJs from Danielle Baldelli to Theo Parrish. This selection covers a cross section of Nigerian dance and pop music, discovering the tribal folk music of the Tiv people, Sir Victor Uwaifo's charming guitar pop and a plethora of purest dancing rhythms you really need to get to know...

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On 24 Mar 10:45 Jezerspain said:

“yes”

100% pure yes

On 24 Mar 12:11 new.com said:
http://www.comfortnoise.com

“naija jams!”

unfortunately not continued in these days, but still informative:

http://www.naijajams.com/

On 24 Mar 16:21 Gene Onegin said:

“Jammin!”

Great set - been dancing all morning!

On 26 Mar 20:40 Damo said:

“Amazing!”

I love this music, great selection