In 2017, Deano Sounds` Cultures Of Soul continued its globe-trotting musical mission. This year saw them stopping off in Nigeria, South Africa, Trinidad and Tokyo. Reissuing Electro-Boogie, Funk, and J-Pop.
The Apostles – Banko Woman
Benjamin Ball – I Just Keep Dancing
Three Tracks For Dancing
Not necessarily new tracks released this year but tracks I’ve played in clubs this year.
Junior Byron – Trying to Hold On – Gerd Janson Megamix
Glenn Riccs – Keep On Dancing
Crydajam – If You Give Me The Love I Want
Tomorrow’s People – Open Soul – Melodies International
Livy Ekemezie – Friday Night – Odion
N’Kouri Percussions – Superfly Records
SJOB – Friendship Train
Steve Monite / Tabu Ley Rochereau Edits – Soundway Records
Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou – Bosq Meets Poly Rythmo Uptown – Sol Power Sound
Senyaka – Bayanyonyoba – Rush Hour
Pop Makossa: The Invasive Dance Beat Of Cameroon 1976-1984 – Analog Africa
Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa 1988-1990 – Rush Hour
Ethiopiques Box. 7” – Heavenly Sweetness
Tokyo Nights: Female J-Pop Boogie Funk – 1981 to 1988
Some of these tracks might not be discoveries for everyone, but they were new to me this year!
Eduardo Ballesteros – Mamadatu Furisun
Specialist Cole – Sweetest Taboo
Sony Enang – Where Were You