Silly Walks Discotheque – Forward (LP)
Silly Walks Discotheque ist eines der dienstältesten Reggae Sound Systems Deutschlands. Die Masterminds dahinter, Oliver Schrader und Joscha Hoffmann, legen aber nicht nur Musik auf, sie produzieren auch. Nach drei Producer-Alben erweitern sie mit "Forward" ihr musikalisches Spektrum um Afrobeats.

23,90 €*
Antibalas – Antibalas (LP)
10th Anniversary Edition Indie Exclusive Dirty Money Splatter Color VinylIncludes MP3 Download Card The unstoppable, irresistible rhythms and melodies of Antibalas have influenced scores of artists across rock, hip hop, afrobeat and beyond.Born in a Brooklyn warehouse in 1997, 12 piece ensemble Antibalas is credited with introducing Afrobeat to a wider global audience, influencing countless musicians and developing a live show that is the stuff of legend. Members of Antibalas served as musical directors and the house band in the Broadway hit FELA! and penned original music for the show. Members have also recently collaborated/performed with Iron and Wine, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Mark Ronson, TV on the Radio and The Roots.On the heels of the hit musical FELA!, Antibalas ended up reuniting with former member and producer Gabriel Roth, who was at the helm for their first three albums. This self-titled album was their first on Daptone Records.

26,90 €*
Johnny! – Karl Hector Presents: Johnny! (LP)
Back in stock! Ghanaian Afro-Rock From Producer/Composer JJ Whitefield, Inspired By His Karl Hector & The Malcouns And Whitefield Brothers Projects JJ Whitefield, who in the early ‘90s revived the gritty, analogue Funk sounds of the ‘60s and ‘70s with his Poets Of Rhythm, has been working with Now-Again Records for over decade, releasing a flock of acclaimed projects with Karl Hector & The Malcouns, Whitefield Brothers, Rodinia and the Original Raw Soul anthology. He first started exploring African rhythms with the Whitefield Brothers in the late ‘90s, continuing in the ‘00s with Karl Hector & The Malcouns. He’s been instrumental in launching Ghanaian Afro Beat/Funk legend Ebo Taylor´s international career, decades after the maestro recorded the landmark albums that have inspired thousands. Whitefield recorded two new studio albums with Taylor and toured in his band between 2009 and 2013, where he met Taylor’s son Henry and percussionist/Singer Eric Owusu. The trio now front the Johnny! band and find inspiration not only in Ghana’s hypnotic grooves, but also the full frontal fuzz guitar assault heard on the legion of 70s Zambian Zamrock albums reissued by Now-Again. Indeed, Whitefield credits his tours with Zamrock godfathers Rikki Ililonga and WITCH’s Jagari Chanda as instrumental in creating the Johnny’s sonic backdrop. The band is rounded out by Turkish drummer Bernd Oezsevim (Woima Collective, Rodinia) and Indonesian bassist/multi instrumentalist Tomi Simatupang (Whitefield Brothers). This is what was oft-called “Afro Rock” at the core, with the possibilities to stretch out into swinging highlife, sweet soul or psychedelia . The results, point at a new direction for the music inspired by the Great Continent. One that takes a direction once mocked as derivative and asserts its importance on the globe’s current musical stage.

31,90 €*
Fela Ransome-Kuti And The Africa '70 With Ginger Baker - Live! (DOLP)
Live! ist ein Album, das 1971 von Fela Kutis Band Africa '70 aufgenommen wurde, wobei der ehemalige Cream-Schlagzeuger Ginger Baker bei zwei Songs mitwirkte. Es wurde 1971 in Afrika und Europa, den Vereinigten Staaten und Kanada erstmalig veröffentlicht. Baker reiste mit Kuti in einem Land Rover nach Afrika, um die Rhythmen des Kontinents kennenzulernen (Tony Palmer Film 1971: Ginger Baker in Africa) Der Bonustrack auf der Wiederveröffentlichung enthält ein 16-minütiges Schlagzeugduett zwischen Baker und dem Schlagzeuger von Africa '70, Tony Allen, aufgenommen auf dem Berliner Jazzfestival 1978. Das Album steht auf der Liste der 50 besten Live-Alben aller Zeiten des Rolling Stone und ist auch in Robert Dimerys 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die enthalten.

34,90 €*
VA - Edo Funk Explosion Vol. 1 (DOLP)
It was in Benin City, in the heart of Nigeria, that a new hybrid of intoxicating highlife music known as Edo Funk was born. It first emerged in the late 1970s when a group of musicians began to experiment with different ways of integrating elements from their native Edo culture and fusing them with new sound effects coming from West Africa´s night-clubs. Unlike the rather polished 1980´s Nigerian disco productions coming out of the international metropolis of Lagos Edo Funk was raw and reduced to its bare minimum. Someone was needed to channel this energy into a distinctive sound and Sir Victor Uwaifo appeared like a mad professor with his Joromi studio. Uwaifo took the skeletal structure of Edo music and relentless began fusing them with synthesizers, electric guitars and 80´s effect racks which resulted in some of the most outstanding Edo recordings ever made. An explosive spiced up brew with an odd psychedelic note known as Edo Funk. That‘s the sound you‘ll be discovering in the first volume of the Edo Funk Explosion series which focusses on the genre’s greatest originators; Osayomore Joseph, Akaba Man, and Sir Victor Uwaifo: Osayomore Joseph was one of the first musicians to bring the sound of the flute into the horn-dominated world of highlife, and his skills as a performer made him a fixture on the Lagos scene. When he returned to settle in Benin City in the mid 1970s – at the invitation of the royal family – he devoted himself to the modernisation and electrification of Edo music, using funk and Afro-beat as the building blocks for songs that weren’t afraid to call out government corruption or confront the dark legacy of Nigeria’s colonial past.

33,90 €*
Fela Kuti - Fela Box Set 5-curated by Chris Martin & Femi Kuti (LP)
Die Box Set 5 wurde von Felas Sohn, Femi Kuti, und Chris Martin (Coldplay) gemeinsam kuratiert. Das Artwork jedes der einzelnen Alben wurde akribisch und bis ins letzte Detail der jeweiligen Original-Vinyl-Pressung nachempfunden. Das gilt auch für die Vintage Vinyletiketten. Die Box enthält:- 7 Vinyl-LPs- Ein 20-seitiges, farbiges Booklet mit: Einführungen von Chris Martin und Femi Kuti, einem ausführlichen Kommentar zu jedem der sieben Alben von Musikjournalist und Afrobeat-Historiker Chris May; Songtexten; nie zuvor veröffentlichten Fotos von Fela Kuti; sowie Standbildern aus dem Fela-Dokumentarfilm Music Is The Weapon von 1982.- 16x24" Poster, entworfen vom nigerianischen Künstler Lemi Ghariokwu, der kreativen Kraft hinter 29 von Felas Albumcovern. Limitiert auf 4000 Exemplare weltweit.

109,90 €*
Baobab-Gouye-Gui De Dakar - Mouhamadou Bamba (LP)
Ein Meisterwerk. Unter der musikalischen Leitung des Saxophonisten Issa Cissoko, dessen dezente, jazzige Bläserarrangements sich durch das gesamte Album ziehen, und des Gitarristen Barthélemy Attisso, dessen hypnotische, virtuose Soli hervorstechen, wurde das Album im "Golden Baobab"-Studio in Dakar aufgenommen und dort von dem jungen Ibrahima Sylla produziert. Die Verwendung des Affenbrotbaums, sowohl im Namen als auch in der Symbolik, unterstreicht das Bewusstsein der Gruppe für die traditionellen senegalesischen Werte, wenn sie mit denen von außen kombiniert werden, in diesem Fall mit der afro-kubanischen Musik, die in den 1960er Jahren so populär war. Issa Cissoko: band leader and tenor saxophoneBarthélemy Attisso: lead guitarCharles Ndiaye: bass guitarPape Bâ: guitarPeter Udo: clarinetMontaga Koite: percussionThione Seck: vocalsMedoune Diallo: vocalsNdiouga Dieng: vocals and maracasBalla Sidibe: vocals and timbalesRudy Gomis: vocals

28,90 €*
Sunburst - Ave Africa (DOLP)
180g vinyl, incl. bonus CD's, Collection of recordings from one of Tanzania’s most revered but short-lived bands of the 1970s, Sunburst. Covering their entire output from 1973 to 1976, this first retrospective features music from their 45 RPM singles on Moto Moto and TFC label, as well as their sole album, "Ave Africa", and an unreleased radio session recorded in Tanzania in 1973. This release comprises of the double vinyl and a copy of the CD version, which contains extra tracks.

26,90 €*
Hallelujah Chicken Run Band - Take One (LP)
In 1972, the country of Rhodesia – as Zimbabwe was then known – was in the middle of a long-simmering struggle for independence from British colonial rule. In the hotels and nightclubs of the capital, bands could make a living playing a mix of Afro-Rock, Cha-Cha-Cha and Congolese Rumba. But as the desire for independence grew stronger, a number of Zimbabwean musicians began to look to their own culture for inspiration. They began to emulate the staccato sound and looping melodies of the mbira (thumb piano) on their electric guitars, and to replicate the insistent shaker rhythms on the hi-hat; they also started to sing in the Shona language and to add overtly political messages to their lyrics (safe in the knowledge that the predominantly white minority government wouldn’t understand them). From this collision of electric instruments and indigenous traditions, a new style of Zimbabwean popular music – later known as Chimurenga, from the Shona word for ‘struggle’ – was born. And there were few bands more essential to the development of this music than the Hallelujah Chicken Run Band.

29,90 €*
Alhaji (Chief) Prof. Kollington Ayinla And His Fuji '78 Organisation - Blessing (LP)
Limited edition of 1000 copies in exact replica

23,90 €*
VA - Nigeria Soul Fever 3x (LP)
includes a vaucher to download Mp3Sleevenotes by Bill Brewster

38,90 €*
Akale Wube & Manu Dibango - Anbessa (LP)
Record Store Day RSD 22, Glitter Gold Coloured Vinyl Realease On December 2013, during Alain Pilot's show “La Bande Passante” and as part of the celebrations for Manu Dibango’s 80th birthday, Radio France Internationale gathered around the African master a bunch of prestigious guests including the Ethio- Jazz ambassadors : Akalé Wubé. The band decided to play live and on air African Pop Session and Ekedi - both written and recorded by the Cameroonian saxophonist in the early seventies - quickly joined by Manu Dibango and his saxophone. Two live recordings of this session will be taken out this pathbreaking and improvised meeting. A great complicity shortly settled between them and, a few months later, Akalé Wubé invited Manu Dibango on their track Anbessa (The Lion in Amharic) composed as a tribute to him. This collaboration led them to share several stages together in the following years. With this RFI session still in mind, Manu Dibango invited the band to join him in studio for Akalé Wubé to arrange and re-record 5 other unknown nuggets from his catalogue : La Colère des Dieux, Du Bush a Bush, Gentlemen de Camp Yabassi, Otetena Munja and Peaceful Homeland. Unfortunately, The Lion won’t make it to the Parisian band’s studio to record his last solos, fate decided otherwise... Akalé Wubé decides to pay a strong and sincere tribute to this friendship through out the album Anbessa - gathering the entire tracks written for or by Manu Dibango and played by the band - in a special LP.  Music By, Lyrics By – Akalé Wubé (Titel: A3 , B3)Manu Dibango (Titel: A1 , A2 , A4 to B2 , B4) Alto Saxophone – Manu Dibango (Titel: A1 , A3 , B1) Saxophone, Flute – Etienne De La Sayette Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion – Paul Bouclier Guitar – Loïc Rechard Bass – Oliver Degabriele Drums – David Georgelet Recorded By, Mixed By – Pierre Dachery (Titel: A2 to A5 , B2 to B4) Viktor Gourarier (Titel: A2 to A5 , B2 to B4) Mastered By – Fabien Girard Artwork – Fred Chailleux

41,90 €*
Mulatu Astatke - Mochilla Presents Timeless: Mulatu Astatke (RSD 21) (DOLP)
Die Timeless-Serie von Mochilla erscheint zum RSD 2021 in vollfarbigen Gatefold-Jackets mit bedruckten Innenhüllen für das Vinyl. Im Jahr 2009 organisierte Brian Cross (aka B+) eine Reihe von Live-Events im Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angles. Die "Timeless"-Reihe hielt den nachhaltigen Einfluss verschiedener Künstler auf die Welt des Hip Hop und darüber hinaus fest. Diese Live-Aufnahmen in hervorragender Qualität, die schon lange vergriffen sind, werden zum RSD 2021 wieder aufgelegt. Auf Mochilla Presents Timeless: Mulatu Astatke wurde das Publikum im ausverkauften Luckman Zeuge eines Auftritts des berühmten äthiopischen Künstlers mit Veteranen der Los Angeles Jazz Community wie Bennie Maupin, Azar Lawrence, Phil Ranelin...

38,90 €*