Afro Funk

VA - Afro Funk Explosion (2016)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Oct. 28, 2016
VA - Afro Funk Explosion (2016)

VA - Afro Funk Explosion (2016)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 02:17:14 | 312 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, RnB, Breakbeat / Label: Manifesto Records

I created the name Lafayette Afro Rock Band. I had some experience in the domain and knew that we needed a complicated name in order for it to be registered. Anyway, I got the idea for this name using Lafayette Hudson’s first name the bassist of the group and called him explaining that there was now a group called the Lafayette Afro Rock Band. We made Soul Makossa, and Malik right after. The recordings of the Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice have been compiled on a new release, dropping October 28 on Manifesto Records.
Various Artists - Nigeria Soul Fever: Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie - West African Disco Mayhem! (2016)

V. A. - Nigeria Soul Fever: Afro Funk, Disco And Boogie - West African Disco Mayhem! (2016)
Label: Soul Jazz Records | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 89:30 min | 208 mb
World, Funk, Soul, Disco

Soul Jazz Records' new Nigeria Soul Fever is their first release to explore the vast wealth of Nigerian music recorded in the 1970s. The new album comes with introductory sleeve-notes by Bill Brewster (author of Last Night A DJ Saved My Life). Packed-full with Afro-Funk, Disco and Boogie all from Nigeria, this triple album/double CD set brings together a stunning collection of diverse West African sounds. Whilst a small handful of the artists featured (Joni Haastrup, Tee Mac, Christy Essien) have seen the light of day outside Africa, this is essentially a collection of killer tracks by an array of artists completely unknown outside of Nigeria.

VA - I Got Funk - Time To Get Down (2017)  Music

Posted by ciklon5 at Nov. 25, 2017
VA - I Got Funk - Time To Get Down (2017)

VA - I Got Funk - Time To Get Down (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 52:40 | 127 Mb
Genre: Funk, Soul, Jazz / Label: Playoff Records

I Got Funk’ is a Funk playlist from the 70s. The selection starts with ‘The Payback’ from James Brown. It’s a hypnotic, minimalist, heavy funk piece with a slow tempo and a staggering bass, drum and guitar trio. The James Brown influence concludes with 3 solo songs from some of his sidemen (Maceo, Fred Wesley & Bobby Byrd) where the horns are omnipresent and enhance this ultra-funky groove. In a more Jazz-Funk oriented feeling we find the classic ‘Do it fluid’ from the Blackbyrds and the Black Heat, with an Afro-Funk influenced track from their first album. The beatmakers will surely appreciate ‘It’s a new day’ from the Skull Snaps for their drum break sampled over 400 times! The track ‘Jungle boogie’ from Kool & the gang relates to the Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Pulp fiction’, but the band is also playing ‘Sport’ by Lightnin’ Rod.
Various Artists - Ghana Soundz 2: Afro Beat, Funk And Fusion In 70's Ghana (1970-1978) {Soundway SNDWCD003 rel 2004}

Various Artists - Ghana Soundz 2: Afro Beat, Funk And Fusion In 70's Ghana (1970-1978) {Soundway SNDWCD003 rel 2004}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 412 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 172 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 35 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1970-78, 2004 Soundway Records | SNDWCD003
Afro-Beat / Funk / Fusion / African Traditions / Highlife / West African

Afro-music continues to inspire a whole host of musicians, producers and DJs but even now the full picture of Afro-music in the 1960s and 70s is still far from being properly represented. Ghana Soundz Volume 2 goes some way to readdressing the balance.

Speedometer - Downtown Funk 74 (2017)  Music

Posted by varrock at Jan. 12, 2017
Speedometer - Downtown Funk 74 (2017)

Speedometer - Downtown Funk 74 (2017)
MP3 CBR 320kbps | Tracks: 16 | 45:42 min | 109 Mb
Style: Funk | Label: KPM Main Series

With a long and esteemed history in providing funky music for cinema, UK music production label KPM returns in 2017 with an album of energetic and raw instrumental grooves by Brit-Funk band Speedometer. KPM describes "Downtown Funk '74" as "an authentic anthology of early 70s funk tracks – from classic funk to soul funk, Latin funk and Afro funk, featuring heavy horns and fatback drums."

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro (2014)  Music

Posted by SERTiL at Sept. 15, 2014
Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro (2014)

Orlando Julius & The Heliocentrics - Jaiyede Afro
World, Afrobeat, Funk, Jazz | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 51:46 min | 120 MB + 5% Recovery
Label: Strut | Tracks: 08 | 08-09-2014

Strut are proud to announce the first ever internationally released new studio album by one of the all-time legends of Nigerian music, Orlando Julius, in a mouth-watering new collaboration with London super-group The Heliocentrics. At his club residency in Ibadan, Orlando Julius was one of the very first to begin fusing US R&B with traditional highlife during the mid-‘60s with his Modern Aces band. His ‘Super Afro Soul’ album from ’66 set the blueprint for a whole generation of Afrobeat and Afro funk stars and, in an illustrious career, Julius met and played with Louis Armstrong, The Crusaders, Hugh Masekela and Lamont Dozier among others, famously co-composing the classic ‘Going Back To My Roots’ in 1979 whilst based in the USA.
Eric Legnini and The Afro Jazz Beat - Sing Twice! (Deluxe Edition) (2013)

Eric Legnini and The Afro Jazz Beat - Sing Twice! (Deluxe Edition) (2013)
MP3 320 kbps CBR | 71:18 min | 161 MB
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz | Label: Discograph

In 2011 The Vox, Eric Legnini made a record whose very title further emphasised his desire for a promi-sing future. This jazz-leaning album often flirting with pop earned him a Victoire du Jazz. In 2013, our leading man is staying on course with Sing Twice! Ten gifted fingers – or thirty including drummer Franck Agulhon and double-bass player Thomas Bramerie – and three capital voices: there you have the magic formula (spiced up here and there with a brass section, a funky guitar and afro-jazz-beat percussions) that brings everything together. The vocalists include, firstly, British singer Hugh Coltman.
VV.AA. Afro-Beat Airways ''West African Shock Waves'' (Ghana & Togo 1972-78) [2010]

VV.AA. Afro-Beat Airways ''West African Shock Waves'' (Ghana & Togo 1972-78) [2010]
MP3 320 kbps | 166 MB | 77:32 | Front cover

Analog Africa was already in the process of digging heavily into the music scenes of Ghana's smaller neighbors, Benin and Togo, for a series of great comps. A meeting with Dick Essilfie-Bonzie, the owner of the long-defunct Essiebons Records, led Redjeb to a trove of old master tapes from the 1970s. The music on those tapes, most of which was originally recorded for PolyGram, comprises the bulk of this set, the latest in Redjeb's incredible run of Afro-funk retrospectives. Anyone who enjoyed Soundway's Ghana Soundz compilations from several years ago will love this as well, as it's filled with the distinctive funk sound of Ghana– heavy on the bright Vox organ, colored by highlife guitars, and anchored by grooves that are heavier than just about anything else. The few tracks by Togolese artists included here fit right into the sound (the artists all absorbed the Ghana sound during stints there).

VA - Rare Funk 9 - Junk Funk (1996)  Music

Posted by Gkjoflm at Oct. 4, 2010
VA - Rare Funk 9 - Junk Funk (1996)

VA - Rare Funk 9 - Junk Funk (1996)
Funk, Junk Funk | MP3 192 kbps | 00:49:37 min | 68 MB
Label: Cobalt Records | Year Of Release: 1996

This highly respectable selection takes you through to an exploratory journey into the various rare groove worlds.
VA - Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves (Ghana & Togo 1972-78)

VA - Afro-Beat Airways: West African Shock Waves (Ghana & Togo 1972-78) (2010)
MP3 320 CBR | 182.99 MB
Afro-beat | Label: Analog Africa | Depositfiles + Uploaded + Sharingmatrix

Organ-driven Afro-beat, cosmic Afro-funk and raw, psychedelic boogie … just some of the flavours to be found on this highly danceable compilation by Samy Ben Redjeb, founder of Analog Africa.