for its seventh offering, sol power sound taps into the pulse of the french antilles for tambours de martinique, a blistering ep of original and remixed versions of rare, drum-centric dance floor workouts. licensed directly from the legendary martiniquan label hibiscus records, the ep features cuts by eugène mona and max ransay, two of martinique s most storied musicians. with reworks by spanish dj and producer kiko navarro and the sol power all-stars, this one will be in the record bags of discerning djs all summer long.
for over 40 years orchestre poly rythmo de cotonou has combined traditional beninese music with soul, funk, afrobeat, rhumba and cuban rhythms to create this infectious soundà hailing from benin, west africa, orchestre poly rythmo de cotonou has been churning out incendiary afro grooves since 1966. on bosq meets poly rythmo uptown, bosq tastefully reworks 4 of orchestre poly rythmo s legendary recordings. as a die-hard fan, bosq took a subtle approach to the project. according to him orchestre poly rythmo has been a strong influence on his work and he wanted to be respectful to the original tracks. bosq focused on making the tracks dj friendly by beefing up the low end, rearranging and stretching parts out, and adding in extra percussion and a drum machine. the result is a 4-track ep of bumpy afro disco, psychedelic funk, frenzied afrobeat, and sunny soulful grooves. based in medellin, colombia, bosq has released a collection of music on ubiquity records, soul clap records, fania records, razor-n-tape, and more. since 2015, sol power sound, out of washington, dc has released deep sounds inspired by rhythms and traditions from around the globe. the label s output includes afro-latin stompers, re-edits of lost disco grooves, heady percussive tech workouts, and other sonic treats. four stone-cold classic orchestre poly rythmo de cotonou tracks re-shaped by bosq for the dancefloor today..
sol power sound adds a fifth release to its catalog with rising tides, a blazing ep from london producer, aroop roy. aroop has delivered a string of hit records on gamm, basic fingers, house of disco, and kampana, and is a welcome addition to the growing sol power sound family.
sol power sound is proud to present their first release of 2016, a 3-song ep by recent finnish expatriate, tom of brooklyn. after a massive release on razor-n-tape in 2015 (and slight change of moniker), the ever-mysterious tom delivers a 3-song ep of breezy disco grooves inspired by his recent cruise of the islands.
just in time for summer, sol power sound is proud to present its 4th release, the djidjo vide ep, a 1-2 punch of afro house by label heads, the sol power all-stars. djidjo vide, the title track on the a-side, features dc (via togo) afrobeat band, elikeh. it s a vibey slice of propulsive afro house about finding joy in the face of hardship. massama dogo s commanding vocals (sung in mina) combined with the driving bassline, and aggressive horns (performed by dc s sticky bear) make djidjo vide a summer sure shot for a roof-top jam, beachside dance floor, or nightclub near you. the b-side, tell me why is darker and deeper, chock full of percussion, a chopped vocal sample, and in-your-face afrobeat horns (performed by matt rippetoe and joe herrera of dc s the harry bells). it s a late-night beatdown that will set things off proper in a dark room!
sol power sound is proud to present the color soul ep by obas nenor. after a huge year with releases on legendary strictly rhythm and moodymann s mahogani music, the tel aviv producer blesses sol power sound with a four song ep of thick afro-disco, bumping house, and twisted techy grooves.