SOUTH AFRICAN SYNTH DISCO � 1980 TO 1984 by BOOGIE BREAKDOWN:

SKU91634
ArtistBOOGIE BREAKDOWN:
TitleSOUTH AFRICAN SYNTH DISCO � 1980 TO 1984
LabelCULTURES OF SOUL
Catalog #COS 018CD
Genre
ReleaseW 38 - 2016
FormatCD - USCD
EAN Barcode820250001820
Benelux exclusive, Import
€ 14,99incl. VAT, excl. shipping

Tracks

  1. Cannibals - Hey Tonight
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/1_cannibals_-_hey_tonight.mp3
  2. Cannibals - We Keep On Keeping On
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/2_cannibals_-_we_keep_on_keeping_on.mp3
  3. Harari - Party
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/3_harari_-_party.mp3
  4. Harari - Good Vibes
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/4_harari_-_good_vibes.mp3
  5. Don Laka - I Wanna Be Myself
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/5_don_laka_-_i_wanna_be_myself.mp3
  6. Neville Nash - Breakdown
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/7_neville_nash_-_breakdown.mp3
  7. Neville Nash - Perfect Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/8_neville_nash_-_perfect_love.mp3
  8. Benjamin Ball - Flash A Flashlight
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/9_benjamin_ball_-_flash_a_flashlight.mp3
  9. Benjamin Ball - I Just Keep Dancing
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/10_benjamin_ball_-_i_just_keep_dancing.mp3
  10. Al Etto - Hold On to Love
    https://objectstore.true.nl/rushhourrecords:files/tracks/s/91634_south_african_synth_disco_i12_1980_to_1984/12_al_etto_-_hold_on_to_love.mp3

Description

True to form, Boston-based label Cultures of Soul is set to release a compilation of obscure disco from a far-flung corner of the world. After forays into India and Brazil, they now turn their attention to South Africa. Compiled by Deano Sounds in collaboration with Johannesburg-based DJ Okapi, Boogie Breakdown serves up two tracks apiece from six seminal acts from the era � Harari, The Cannibals, Neville Nash, Benjamin Ball, Don Laka and Al Etto � to offer a glimpse into this long-forgotten era in African music history.South Africa is home to a dizzying variety of musical genres and traditions, including some that look directly to American sounds for inspiration. In the late 70s and early 80s, many of the country�s best young musicians were guided by funk. All over the world, disco was growing harder and more electronic, with new synthesizers entering the market every month. The southern tip of Africa was no exception. A period of true innovation and new possibilities � as well as isolation and political instability � the early 80s in South Africa saw the emergence of numerous talented, innovative artists, whose efforts soon gave rise to the big-selling �bubblegum� sound of the mid-80s. As the decade wore on, this sound shed its American roots and took on more local influences, becoming ever more electronic and less funky, to become the kwaito of the 90s and ultimately the house music of today. It all started with the arrival of synthesizers and the creativity of producers and artists featured on this compilation � pioneers of a new sound before it became established and marketable � global in its appeal, yet rooted in Africa.

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