Very excited about this one... I contacted Frank from the always great Voodoofunk blog about doing a Live at Home mix. It turned out that he was on his way to Africa, but he had a mix for his new night "Lagos Disco Inferno" that needed a home...Needless to say, I extended our site.
I'll let Frank's words explain, but I highly recommend going to the blog and downloading the mixes there. Lots of heavy grooves and upliftment! Summertime soundtracks through and through.(this one has been in constant rotation in my headphones.)
Nigeria in the 70s had a recording industry that most foreigners cannot begin to comprehend.Hundreds of Funk and Disco bands recorded for big companies like EMI, Decca, Polydor, and an uncountable number of independent labels. Yet this incredibly vibrant scene remained ignored by everybody outside of West Africa. Until now: "Lagos Disco Inferno" is the only club night on earth devoted to spreading the power of Nigerian Disco music! It's time to face the heat and to fully submit ourselves to some of the heaviest grooves ever created by mankind. Lets get together and celebrate the heroes of a time and place beyond the things we know.
See you there,
SAT. June 20th 10pm $5 Gasslands 289 Kent ave. btwn South 1st &2nd
Frank - Boogie Trip
aside: There is no Tracklist as some of the tracks here are due out on an upcoming compilation
Frank on the quest for evy chunes ...