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NOUVELLE AMBIANCE (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK 15.04.19
80s boogie styled afro beat
AMBIANCE002
Nouvelle Ambiance
in stock
28.65 EUR *
SIASSIA & TOKOBINA EP
12" Vinyl UK 15.04.19
a new label from hugo mendez, co-founder of sofrito! a series dedicated to cross-cultural experimentation, kicking off with this exhilarating dive into the african underground of 1980s paris: a four-track ep from congolese singer albert siassia, backed by a group of young french dreads, rechristened tokobina lets dance, in lingala for the occasion. a mixture of post-punk, rumba, afro-disco and reggae, in two dancefloor sureshots reviving their sole 12 inch from back in the day, plus previously unreleased fire from the same session.
AMBIANCE001
Nouvelle Ambiance
in stock
12.45 EUR *
FASIYA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 27.03.19
BF0105LP
Blind Faith
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24.99 EUR *
I WISH YOU WERE MINE (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 27.03.19
remastered reissue of a forgotten masterpiece of deep soul & jazz from zimbabwe.
NNR008
Nyami Nyami
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29.99 EUR *
NIGERIA 70, NO WAHALA: HIGHLIFE, AFRO-FUNK & JUJU 1973-1987 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK 26.03.19
for fans of: fela kuti, king sunny ade, victor uwaifo, seun kuti, lijadu sisters, william onyeabor, ebenezer obey, africa express, tony allen, odion iruoje, orlando julius, francis bebey, e.t. mensah
STRUT197LP
Strut Records

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DOKO MIEN (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 20.03.19
vinyl lp in gatefold sleeve with download code for the full album plus bonus track “basquiat”.
MGR665
Merge
in stock
19.99 EUR *
ADDIS ABEBA BETE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 18.03.19
this is part three and the last of the collaboration series between ethopias legendary soul singer alemayehu eshete and the philophon house band the polyversal souls.
PH45019
Philophon
in stock
10.99 EUR *
OYOETIGBE - THE BIRTH OF A CHILD (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 15.03.19
late 80s nigerian (edo) sounds .. catchy horns, funky synths, slapbass and crazily deep vocals.
DTW 002
Dig This Way Records
in stock
26.99 EUR *
NAKARA PERCUSSIONS (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 27.03.19
hypnotic percussion tracks and organic soundscapes drawing on african, asian, indian and south american traditions, recorded deep in the french countryside in 1984.
KOS001
Kosmos
A1: Awa Mama
A2: Balimba
A3: Kainte
A4: Kompaa
A5: Le Pont D'la Riviere
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26.99 EUR *
CUBAN FANTASY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 06.03.19
unreleased afro-cuban jazz
TR265
Tramp Records
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12.25 EUR *
HELL FIRE (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 01.03.19
TPR002
Tambourine Party
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26.99 EUR *
FEQER FEQER NEW (7INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 25.02.19
the polyversal souls are back with another collaboration with ethopias no. 1
PH45018
Philophon
in stock
10.99 EUR *
GREEN LEAVES
12" Vinyl UK 18.02.19
SRLP031
Superfly
in stock
28.99 EUR *
TWO TRIBES (2LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl UK 12.02.19
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with download code included.
AR113VL
Agogo
in stock
23.99 EUR *
JUNGLE RUN (2LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl D 12.02.19
strut records presents the 2nd longplayer from the amazing nubiyan twist collective on double vinyl with download code included.
STRUT198LP
Strut
in stock
26.29 EUR *
AFRICA AIRWAYS 05 (BRACE BRACE BOOGIE 1976-1982) (LP)
12" Vinyl D 12.02.19
until volume six takes flight it is time to unbuckle those seat belts folks.
ASVN050
Africa Seven
in stock
19.99 EUR *
SEWELE (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 30.01.19
first ever international reissue of shina peters highly sought after juju album from 1986. the vinyl release includes a download code.
STRUT202LP
Strut
in stock
22.99 EUR *
AKOFA AKOUSSAH (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 06.02.19
official mr bonge re-issue of the 1976 album from togolese singer akofa akoussah.
MRBLP174
Mr Bongo
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21.99 EUR *
ALIA CU OMALI (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 08.03.19
MSR 003
Mar & Sol
in stock
21.99 EUR *
ROB (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 05.03.19
heavy heavy lp from ghana!
MRBLP 166
Mr. Bongo

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Deluxe Edition (EUR 28.99)
in stock
23.99 EUR *
VOCALIZE MY LUV / KI IGBA (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 23.01.19
PH45017
Philophon
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10.99 EUR *
SOUL EXPLOSION (LTD ORANGE LP + MP3)
coloured 12" Vinyl D 22.01.19
the legendary record that sparked the afro-beat renaissance of the 90s is back on limited transparent orange vinyl with download code included.
DAP049-1LTD
Daptone
in stock
15.99 EUR *
EN HOLLANDE (LP)
12" Vinyl lp D 22.01.19
ATFALP-34
Awesome Tapes From Africa
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19.49 EUR *
GHANA SOUNDZ (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 06.02.17
ghana soundz was the first ever soundway compilation and became recognised worldwide due to the licensing of the oscar sulley track, ‘bukom mashie’ to the soundtrack of hollywood blockbuster, ‘last king of scotland’.
pounding rhythms, blaring horns and pumping vocals – the music is a document of a time forgotten when flares and cuban heels strutted the streets and night-spots of accra, the sizzlingly hot and humid capital of ghana. influenced as much by traditional rhythms and local highlife as by the music of fela kuti, james brown and santana, these tunes had almost become extinct – until now!
ghana soundz was the first of three collections of rare afro-beat, afro-funk and afro-fusion that miles cleret painstakingly travelled the length and breadth of ghana to assemble, the third compilation to be released late 2009.
2017 repress - double vinyl in gatefold sleeve.
SNDWLP001
Soundway
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21.95 EUR *
BODY & SOUL (LP)
12" Vinyl lp D 12.08.16
reissue of the 5th album by william onyeabor, originally released in 1980.
lblp5035
Luaka Bop
in stock
26.99 EUR *
BITTESCHöN, PHILOPHON!
12" Vinyl D 20.12.18
PH33004LP
Philophon
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22.99 EUR *
LAS PALE (LP)
12" Vinyl D 28.11.18
strut present the first ever international reissue of in-demand ‘80s zouk lp ‘las palé’ by feeling kréyol, out of guadeloupe.
STRUT195LP
Strut

also available as:
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22.19 EUR *
ALF LEILA WA LEILA (LP)
12" Vinyl BE 27.12.18
radio matikos new sublabel, soum records, with a double drop of reissues from om kalsoum
SMR001
SOUMA RECORDS
in stock
19.99 EUR *
WAR FOR GROUND (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 28.12.18
war for ground as special edition with three extra tracks.
ASVN065
Africa Seven
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23.99 EUR *
DE BASSARI TOGO (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 18.12.18
afrofunk from togo. limited edition of 200 copies, housed in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
AADE 010
Analog Africa
in stock
26.99 EUR *
MAGIC POLAROID (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 12.12.18
das dritte album der berliner band onom agemo & the disco jumpers verbindet afrofunk, jazz, psychedelic und gnawa. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
AR115VL
Agogo
in stock
22.39 EUR *
ASAFO / ENYE WOA
12" Vinyl D 04.12.18
late 80s highlife from ghana on 12 inch vinyl.
SNDW12030
Soundway
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12.99 EUR *
UHAMIAJI (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl UK 12.09.17
ein afrofuturistisches album aus tansania, das tradition und elektronik hypnotisch verschweißt.
SNDWLP122
Soundway
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21.99 EUR *
FIGHTING FOR SURVIVAL (LP)
12" Vinyl D 30.11.18
mix of afrobeat, reggae, calypso, jazzy funk
COS 025LP
Cultures of Soul
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FROM NUBIA TO CAIRO (REMASTERED 180G LP)
12" Vinyl D 28.11.18
this collection of ali hassan kuban’s early cairo hits was first released in 1989 and has been long out of print. now it’s finally available again as a high quality remastered reissue on 180 gram vinyl.
PIR3166LP
Piranha
in stock
21.99 EUR *
DANSONS AVEC LE RY-CO JAZZ (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl BE 29.11.18
high quality lp with download code included. 1st of 4 different cover prints.
RMLP006
Radio Martiko

also available as:
Vinyl (EUR 22.99)
Vinyl (EUR 22.99)
Vinyl (EUR 22.99)
in stock
22.99 EUR *
DANSONS AVEC LE RY-CO JAZZ (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl BE 29.11.18
high quality lp with download code included. 2nd of 4 different cover prints.
RMLP006
Radio Martiko

also available as:
Vinyl (EUR 22.99)
Vinyl (EUR 22.99)
Vinyl (EUR 22.99)
in stock
22.99 EUR *
OTODI (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl FR 19.11.18
the 3rd album from french togolese band vaudou game is a fantastic funk trip on double vinyl.
HC059LP
Hot Casa
in stock
24.99 EUR *
NHA D STINE (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 16.11.18
afro sounds by americo brito and djarama
MSR 002
MAR & SOL
Last Copy!
20.99 EUR *
AFRICAN EXPERIMENTALS (1972-1979) (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 13.11.18
ASVN068
Africa Seven
in stock
22.99 EUR *
JAZZ, JAZZ, JAZZ (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl UK 13.11.18
a breathtaking combination of funk, jazz and traditional sudanese rhythms, originally released in 1980. the vinyl re-issue includes a download code.
HABIBI009-1
Habibi Funk Records
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20.99 EUR *
ONYE KATA OBIA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 06.11.18
1970s and 80s nigerian sounds
BJR 023
Bongo Joe Records
Last Copy!
19.99 EUR *
VALIMBILO (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 06.11.18
nwe album by damily
BJR 031
Bongo Joe Records
in stock
19.99 EUR *
MATJALE (LP)
12" Vinyl NL 25.10.18
beautiful contemporary african music. deep percussion with great guitar playing and vocal chants on top. driving basslines all over the album. spiritual feel! tip!
M3H ART003
Mushroom Hour Half Hour
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17.49 EUR *
LAMOMALI (LP + CD)
12" Vinyl lp D 16.05.17
pop-hommage an die kora: mit superstars aus frankreich und mali.
schweres 180 gramm vinyl inklusive cd.
05142631
3eme Bureau
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24.49 EUR *
GET DOWN WITH ME (LP)
12" Vinyl D 19.10.18
first release of promising new label - heavy nigerian boogie lp with that raw characteristic lo-fi feel - nkono teles on keys and odion iruoje on the production. dope!!
DTW 001
Dig This Way Records
in stock
22.99 EUR *
TATA FATIGUEE / ANNIVERSAIRE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl FR 11.10.18
vaudou game, the french afro-funk band, is back from togo with a brand new album called otodi (out oct 26th 2018).
otodi was the name of the recording studio in lomé, closed in 1987, and which peter solo, the band leader and his crew reopened during the spring 2018 to record these all analog 13 brilliant songs.
from this amazing album, here comes a 7 inch single dedicated to afro-funk dj’s and radio. pure afro-funk with togolese soul!
HC58
Hot Casa
in stock
8.99 EUR *
EXOTIC OTHER (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl UK 10.10.18
so unterschiedliche einflüsse wie funk, psychedelic rock, latin und electronica zu schmieden ist nie einfach, aber “exotic other” beweist, dass diese band der aufgabe mehr als gewachsen ist. “exotic other” ist das debütalbum von animanz aus london und der argentinischen und kongolesischen sängerin juanita euka. mit neun ansteckenden funk-infizierten tracks ist das album eine dynamische reise durch die rockige exotik. aromen von rhumba, cumbia und merengue bis hin zur punk-attitüde und elektro-energie des club-funk-sounds des titeltracks “exotic other” repräsentieren die rasante und vielfältige art ihrer heimat london. die vinyl-lp erscheint inklusive downloadcode.
TRULP359
Tru Thoughts
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17.99 EUR *
SIMIGWA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 08.10.18
gyedu’s first album, released in 1975. super funky highlife tunes here. includes the killer tunes fa no dem ara, this hustling world and akoko ba. the album is written and produced with ebo taylor. gyedu-blay ambolley unleashed his unique brand of -simigwa- music on an eager yet unsuspecting world in 1975 with the release of this, his debut album. suffused with his larger-than-life personality, this lp ia an absolutely irresistable manifesto of his heavy afro-funk simigwa philosophy. long sought after by collectors, academy lp’s and voodoo funk have teamed up once again to revive this incredible record from the vibrant musical scene of 70’s west africa. mastered from the original master tapes and featuring the rather remarkable original sleeve, this is an ultra high-quality reissue that continues the reputation acadamy has built up with its previous releases!
MRBLP 175
Mr Bongo
in stock
27.99 EUR *
MESQUITE SUITE (LTD 2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 30.09.18
limited edition of 500 numbered copies. the double vinyl is housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve with download code included.
lucky brown is forging new paths by soaking up musical styles from all over the world to infuse with his own trademark sound. those who praise the cross-cultural musical experiments of mulatu astatke of the 1960s and menahan street band of the 2000s will love this album.
TRLP9074
Tramp Records
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25.99 EUR *
DIEU DE LA GUITARE (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl NL 02.10.18
doublepack anthology from songs by congolese guitar player and stalwart of congolese rumba nicolas kasanda wa mikalayi.
PI 04
Planet Ilunga
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33.99 EUR *
TWO NILES TO SING A MELODY (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK 25.09.18
ostinato presents “two niles to sing a melody: the violins & synths of sudan”, a superb afro compilation released on 3xlp gatefold with 20-page booklet.
OSTLP005
Ostinato Records
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34.99 EUR *
DUR-DUR OF SOMALIA (3XLP)
3x12" Vinyl D 14.09.18
super dope compilation of vol 1, vol 2 and unreleased tracks by the somalian dur-dur band. the funk is strong on this.. heavy productions, lo-fi, tape hiss all over the recordings but still so much definition and dynamics. big tip!
AALP087
Analog Africa
in stock
32.99 EUR *
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO AFRICAN BLUES (LTD 180G LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 10.07.18
limitiertes 180 gramm vinyl inklusive downloadcode.
RGNET1316LP
Rough Guides
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15.99 EUR *
THE ROUGH GUIDE TO THE MUSIC OF WEST AFRICA (LTD LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 11.07.18
limitierte vinyl-lp inklusive downloadcode.
RGNET1351LP
Rough Guides
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20.99 EUR *
AN ANGEL FELL (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 23.07.18
strut presents the brand new album an angel fell from cosmic jazz travellers the pyramids, led by saxophonist idris ackamoor. produced by malcolm catto of the heliocentrics, the album was recorded during an intense week at quatermass studios in london. some of the many highlights include the poignant title track depicting a fallen angel in purgatory, outrage and grief on the powerful, hard hitting soliloquy for michael brown and the lilting, beautiful album closer, sunset. the pyramids originally came together in 1972 at antioch college, yellow springs, ohio where teachers included renowned pianist, cecil taylor. after forming in paris and embarking on a cultural odyssey across africa, the group recorded three independent albums,‘lalibela (1973), king of kings (1974) and birth/speed/merging (1976) and became renowned for their striking live shows, mixing percussive, spiritual and space-age jazz with performance theatre and dance.
STRUT164LP
Strut Records
in stock
24.99 EUR *
BULI POVO! (LP)
12" Vinyl lp D 09.07.18
antonio sanches provided the “out of space” lead track on the label’s seminal “space echo” compilation. impossible to find for many years, the sound of “buli povo!” is just as arresting and mesmerizing today as it was on the day it was released. it has just taken us thirty-five years to catch up with antónio’s vision.
AALP-DE008
Analog Africa
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29.99 EUR *
NIGERIA FUJI MACHINE - SYNCHRO SOUND SYSTEM & POWER (180G LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl D 10.07.18
fuji is the heavily percussive and improvisational style of nigerian popular music, at once modern and yet deeply rooted in the traditional islamic yoruba culture of nigeria.
here on this album nigeria fuji machine’s striking and powerful lead vocalist taofik yemi fagbenro soars above a wild and energetic backdrop of polyrhythms played on traditional talking drums, trap drums, electronic and street percussion to create a powerful wall of intense sound.
this album is released as a limited-edition heavyweight vinyl edition with free download code included.
SJRLP412
Soul Jazz Records
in stock
29.99 EUR *
MUSLIMS AND CHRISTIANS (2LP+MP3)
2x12" Vinyl+mp3 D 09.07.18
songs about the unity of sudan, peace between muslims and christians and the fate of war orphans, backed by grooves equally taking influence from arabic sounds, american funk as well as neighboring ethiopia. kamal keila was among the first artist we met in sudan during our two trips to khartoum and omdurman last year. he is one of the key figures of the sudanese jazz scene that was a vital part of the musical culture in sudan from the mid 1960s until the islamist revolution in the late 1980s. when we meet kamal he luckily presented us with two mold covered studio reels. each tape included five tracks. one with english lyrics and another with arabic ones. musically you can hear the influence of neighboring ethiopia much more than on other sudanese recordings of the time, as well as references to fela and american funk and soul. his lyrics, at least when he sings in english which gave him more freedom from censorship, are very political. a brave statement in the political climate of sudan of the last decades, preaching for the unity of sudan, peace between muslims and christians and singing the blues about the fate of war orphans called shmasha. a note inside one of the boxes specified the track titles, durations and the fact that the sessions were recorded on the 12th of august 1992. both sessions stand as a hearable testament how kamal keila stuck to a sound aesthetic from decades ago, while incorporating current events into his lyrics. kamal keilas album is the first in a series of releases covering the sudanese jazz scene on habibi funk. be on the lookout for albums by the scorpions and sharhabeel coming soon.
HABIBI008-1
Habibi Funk Records
in stock
23.99 EUR *
(WHERE) IS THE SUNSHINE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl FR 18.06.18
for its third release, chuwanaga goes back in the past with the reissue of -(where is the) sunshine- by kalima, a rare 7- originally released in 1981 and produced in baltimore by afro-american pianist and producer derrick amin. part i on the a side and part ii on the b side form a real journey, a beauty in its own style fusing jazz, soul and spirituality as well as political values.
Chuwanaga003
Chuwanaga
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11.49 EUR *
AFRICAN DANCES (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 08.06.18
first official reissue of the extremely rare full-length album by lagos-based bandleader shina williams. clean copies of the original currently sell for up to £500. the record was born in 1979 when shina put biddy wright, fred fisher, saliu alabi, prince bola, tutu shoronmu, tunde willimas and several other decorated nigerian musicians – who played with the likes of fela kuti, sjob movement, sonny okoson, king bucknor amongst others – together to record. the result is ‘african dances’, a timeless fusion of afrobeat, electronics, boogie and disco. includes his most well-known song, ‘agboju logun’ that williams knew was ground breaking – “i want to show the whole wide world that africa is alive with modern musicians to reckon with anywhere,”. this album version is a different mix to the two-track 12” that came out under on earthworks, rough trade in 1984. official mr bongo reissue. replica original artwork. licensed direct from shina williams.
MRBLP168
Mr. Bongo
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26.99 EUR *
YORUBA! (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl D 08.06.18
soul jazz records’ latest album ‘yoruba! songs and rhythms for the yoruba gods in nigeria’ is newly recorded in lagos, nigeria. the album is co-produced by laolu akins, founding member of the legendary 1970s nigerian afro-funk/rock group blo, and soul jazz records label head stuart baker. the heavyweight double vinyl comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
SJRLP399
Soul Jazz Records
Last Copy!
26.99 EUR *
AFRICAN ELECTRONIC MUSIC 1976 - 1982 (2X12 INCHLP)
2x12" Vinyl NL 07.06.18
repress 2018 - a retrospective of truly incredible, clued up and innovative songs and electronics from francis bebey. drum machines and oddball synths intertwine with bebey s wonderful vocals and deft guitar playing. high life new wave. we ve been waiting for this one! weighty double lp pressing. tip!
BB 039LP
Born Bad Records
in stock
23.99 EUR *
IT S A VANITY (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.06.18
MSH102
Mushi 45
Last Copy!
12.49 EUR *
MABALA PART 1 / GONE WITH THE SUN (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 04.06.18
release #17 in mr bongo’s africa 45 series.
AFR45.17
Mr. Bongo
in stock
10.99 EUR *
ONE UNDERSTANDING (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 01.06.18
killer album by the amazing christy essien. check out take life easy and the hit you cant change a man. must have nigerian lp!
DWAPS2072
Afrodisia
Last Copy!
22.99 EUR *
AFRICAN SCREAM CONTEST VOL.2 (2X12 LP + MP3 + BOOKLET)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 30.05.18
double vinyl in gatefold sleeve with 24 page lp-size booklet and download code for high quality wav / mp3 files.
a great compilation can open the gate to another world. who knew that some of the most exciting afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small west african country of benin? once analog africa released the first african scream contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear, gut-busting yelps, lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention.
ten years on, intrepid crate-digger samy ben redjeb unveils a new treasuretrove of vodoun-inspired afrobeat heavy funk crossover greatness. right from the laceratingly raw guitar fanfare which kicks off les sympathics’ pile-driving opener, it’s clear that african scream contest ii is going to be every bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor. and just as you’re trying to get off the canvas after this one-punch knock out, an irresistible afro-ska romp with a more than subliminal echo of the batman theme puts you right back there. ignace de souza and the melody aces’ “asaw fofor- would’ve been a killer instrumental but once you’ve factored in the improbably-rich-to-the-point-of-being-nat-king-cole-influenced lead vocal, it’s a total revelation.
AALP086
Analog Africa
in stock
27.99 EUR *
PRESENTS THE CHISA YEARS 1965 - 1975 (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl D 23.05.18
the chisa years: 1965–1975 (rare and unreleased) is a compilation album by south african jazz trumpeter hugh masekela. the album consists of 14 rare or forgotten tracks recorded by stewart levine and hugh masekela from 1965 to 1975 when they ran their own chisa records label. thom jurek of allmusic wrote “in sum, there isn’t a weak moment on this entire collection. it’s appeal is wide and deep and one can only hope this is the first of many volumes of this material to appear. bbe records has done a stellar job in making this slab available.” dan nishimoto of the prefix magazine stated “the compilation focuses on masekela’s original idea of “african american music.” from the early experiments of the zulus (a group featuring m’bulu) in mixing doo-wop, rhythm & blues and south african gospel and the mbaqanga/”grazing in the grass”-style work of the generically named johannesburg street band to the clearly fela-influenced ojah (masekela’s band in the mid-’70s, consisting of players from ghana and nigeria) and the readyfor-primetime belting of m’bulu, each track reveals a multi-pronged effort to find and challenge the notion(s) of how african and american cultural forms could interact.”
BBELP069
BBE Records
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23.99 EUR *
WE HAVE ONE DESTINY (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 16.05.18
ayuune sule brings the soul into kologo power. in kumasi, the second city of ghana and capitol of the ashanti region, ayuune sule is the main kologo star. the most famous kologo player these days in the whole of ghana and abroad is king ayisoba. together with king ayisoba, guy one, atongo zimba and sambo, he represents the generation that broke kologo music outside of the north east region of ghana. in europe we know ayuune sule as a member of king ayisoba’s band and as a solo artist who often opens up for his shows.
MR23LP
Makkun Records
Last Copy!
22.99 EUR *
QUANTUM CONNECTION (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 15.05.18
named after the tenor saxophone, actually, jimi tenor is not just jimi tenor - he s as well jimi keys, jimi flute, jimi vox and jimi composer. yeah, he is, as a multi-instrumentalist and music master in general, all of this! but wait: active since the mid-80 s he s also jimi legend. and if you overlook his whole oeuvre then finally you will find out that on top of all of this he s jimi genius.
PH45015
Philophon
in stock
11.99 EUR *
AFRICAN FUNK EXPERIMENTALS (1977-1979) (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 07.05.18
tim (aka jean marie tiam) and the sadly departed maurice foty who died in 2011. the musical cousins hails from bafoussam in cameroon. their signature vocal harmony sound may be the first thing you hear, however they also have produced a host of funkiest african funk around. they sing in their native language ngomâlah, as well as duala and english.
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Africa Seven
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BORN IN AFRICA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 07.05.18
africa seven is taking its first trip to germany... well germany via cameroun. charlie kingue soppo is better known as charly kingson, cousin of manu dibango and a cameroonian emigrant in the 1970s. charly first headed to paris and then found his way to munich in 1978. he recorded two albums in his career, “born in africa” in munich in 1978 and “dance to the music” two years later in new york. for this outing we focus on his debut “born in africa”. it was recorded in union studios in munich with some of the city’s finest (and surprisingly funky) session musicians of the day.
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Africa Seven
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ABIDJAN
12" Vinyl FR 03.05.18
big tunes by mac gregor.., nan ye li kan is a sought after and well known bomb.. a welcome release that brings the two nicest tunes from the lp to 12 format for that loud dj play. . originally from martinique, clem marise voltine aka mac gregor moved to abidjan in 1979 searching for, what she called, her “negritude quest”. she sang about her love for her adoptive city until her death in april 2004 at chu of abidjan, trechville hospital.
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Hot Casa
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SECOND TIME ROUND (180G LP)
12" Vinyl UK 23.04.18
the brilliant second album from the legendary cymande. 180 gram vinyl, mastered from original tapes, replica original artwork, official mr bongo reissue. licensed from john schroeder enterprises.
MRBLP159
Mr Bongo
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SHE IS MY WOMAN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp D 24.04.18
“she is my woman” is murphy william’s loose, funky and spontaneous call to the dance floor. it’s an infectious collection of good-time tunes that the band seem to be enjoying as much as the listener.
PMG071LP
PMG Audio
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NE LA THIASS (180G LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl UK 23.04.18
a limited reissue of cheikh lô’s classic debut album né la thiass. produced by youssou n’dour in dakar in 1995. cheikh ranks the album as his favourite release. available for the first time on vinyl, with new artwork and mastered from the original cassette mixes. includes 2 bonus fully artworked postcards. 180g heavyweight. 16 page colour booklet. download code included. cheikh will be touring internationally throughout 2018.
WCV046
World Circuit
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PAT THOMAS INTRODUCES MARIJATA (LP)
12" Vinyl UK 20.04.18
‘pat thomas introduces marijata’ is a seminal ghanian album that fuses highlife, reggae, folk, funk and soul, from legendary vocalist pat thomas. originally released in 1976 on gapophone records. ‘marijata’ was a group made up of three members – kofi ‘electric’ addison on drums, bob fischlan on organ and nat osmanu on guitar, hailing from ghana. pat thomas career began in 1969 with the ‘broadway dance band’, leaving a year later to join the ‘uhuru dance band’. he then played with ebo taylor’s ‘blue monks’ and finally formed the ‘sweet beans’ in 1973 where he really made his name. the group released ‘false lover’ in 1974, split and then reformed as marijata, releasing ‘marijata’ (also available on mr bongo) and this album, ‘pat thomas introduces marijata’. thomas career spans more than 50 years and he still tours regularly across the world. replica original artwork, official mr bongo reissue. licensed from gapophone records courtesy of george prah.
MRBLP158
Mr Bongo
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MUBASHIRA MATAALI GROUP
12" Vinyl UK 09.04.18
a total of four killer dancefloor curveballs from kampala, uganda, performed and composed by the traditional mataali drum and vocal troupe mubashira mataali group (pron: moo-ba-shee-ra). esoteric and unusual although fantastically joyous to listen and dance to, the unbelievably tight multitude of percussionists provide the perfect backdrop for musician-come-filmstar sulaiman sulait to deliver his entrancing vocal performance with a strong islamic message at the heart.
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Blip Discs
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137 AVENUE KANIAMA (2X12 LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl UK 28.03.18
ganze zehn jahre mussten die fans des im kongo geborenen und in belgien lebenden musikers warten, dass ein nachfolger zum 2008er debütalbum hotel impala erscheint. 14 tracks präsentiert baloji auf seinem neuen album und perfektioniert dabei den musikalischen brückenschlag zwischen traditionell-afrikanischen klängen und afroamerikanischen sounds aus dem kosmos des hip-hops, souls, funks und jazz. wie lhiver indien, ein track der teil des aktuellen fifa 18-soundtracks ist, verfolgen alle songs das gleiche ziel: sie sollen den hörer auf die beine und zum schwitzen bringen. schwarzes doppelvinyl im gatefold sleeve, inklusive booklet und downloadcode.
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Bella Union
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ANAMBRA
12" Vinyl UK 14.12.17
isle of jura go back to 1976 to resurrect anambra, the jewel in the crown of dub, soul & funk outfit ozo. anambra is something of a classic, a unique song thats slow, ritualistic and spiritual, mixing african & nyabinghi drumming with a buddhist sanskrit mantra om mani padme hum. an alternate version anambra river appears for the first time on the same 12 inch.
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Isle Of Jura Records
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TOUBALBERO (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl US 28.03.18
acclaimed malian musician sidi touré returns with his fourth album, toubalbero. named after the large traditional drum used to gather people in the malian region of gao, toubalbero is a danceable, dynamic, and despite the region’s signifcant political challenges, joyous album. the double 12 inch comes in a gatefold sleeve with download code included.
thrill442lp
Thrill Jockey
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BASA BASA / SAHARA AKWANTUO (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 28.03.18
as the lead singer of george darko s legendary burger-highlife hit-band, lee dodou became the number one voice of 80 s highlife. born in kumasi, the epicenter of ghanaian highlife, he came to berlin in the late 70 s - by then the uprising epicenter of burger-highlife - to work as a back-up-singer for pat thomas. after joining and leaving georg darko and running his own band -kantata-, he stopped releasing music in the early 90 s. now, philophon is proud to present new recordings of his soulful genius to the world of 2018. basa basa is a song in the classic -concert party- style, as it was played in the glorious 60 s. after a firey horn introduction lee takes over in that funny and entertaining manner typical for -concert party- music. buzz duncker joins lee s phrases with some gentle clarinet. highlife at its best! sahara akwantuo is anything but a classic: it s the start of a kind of philophonic highlife, labeled as kraut-life. ghanaian love of life meets german romantic melancholy. happy rhythms meet mysterious synth landscapes. eternal summertime and mangos are meeting a wet winter world and roast apples. kraut-life at its best!
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Philophon
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KING OF BONGO (GATEFOLD LP+CD)
12" Vinyl D 28.03.18
lp, first re issue ever, cut from original masters. original packaging strictly reproduced. incl. rinted gatefold sleeve and printed inner-sleeve with cd included. original year of release: 1991. features the tracks out of time man, king of bongo, madame oscar, etc. mano negra the legendary first band of french singer manu chao featuring songs in spanish, french, english and arabic. we are celebrating this year the 30th anniversary of its foundation. the album has been unavailable on vinyl since its first original pressing.
BEC5543321
Because Music
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NA YOU (LP)
12" Vinyl lp FR 22.03.18
mindblowing afro soul music from ivory coast served up by an obscure artist who only recorded four albums in between 1979 and the beginning of the 80’s. he created an original funky fusion with bété langage. a selection of four amazing tracks recorded in abidjan on two different records label called war records and as records. the music here is a mixture of funk with heavy basslines, traditional percussions, funky guitar riffs, nice horns section and lyrics in beté. the song «demonde» is inspired by harmonies of the famous «dance to the drummer beat» by herman kelly. those two rare records were found by afrobrazilero aka djamel hammadi and never appeared on the vinyl market. it’s almost impossible to have infos about this singer and composer neither the musicians involved in the recording sessions. most of the trace of the recording session were lost by the labels we licensed the tracks with. unique, pressed on a deluxe vinyl, remastered by the carvery, this very funky album is a must have for all the afro funk lovers!
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Hot Casa
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SOCA HUSTLE / LET ME LOVE (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl CA 26.03.18
one of the most mysterious and outsider soca 45s out there by h.m. these eyes timothy. the a-side let me love sounds like doo wop recorded with oluko imo s gear. and the b-side soca hustle sounds like the residents jamming a marvin whoremonger song with augustus pablo. the original 45 is so obscure that even his siblings didnt know that he made music. and rumour has it that, frustrated by its lack of success, michael threw most of the copies of the 45 in the valley beside his family s house in the hills just outside port of spain. one-time pressing of 500 copies
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Invisible City Editions
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ANGOLA 72 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 13.03.18
very often included among the 50 must-have albums of modern african music, the two albums “angola 72” (with the inevitable “mona ki ngi xica”) and “angola 74” (with the first ever recorded version of “sodade”) are finally re-edited in vinyl lps, with their original sleeves as published in 1972 and in 1974, in the netherlands, on the label morabeza records.
762581
Lusafrica
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ANGOLA 74 (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 13.03.18
very often included among the 50 must-have albums of modern african music, the two albums “angola 72” (with the inevitable “mona ki ngi xica”) and “angola 74” (with the first ever recorded version of “sodade”) are finally re-edited in vinyl lps, with their original sleeves as published in 1972 and in 1974, in the netherlands, on the label morabeza records.
762591
Lusafrica
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BLACK TIMES (2X12 LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 05.03.18
strut presents the new album from the modern day leader of afrobeat, seun kuti. the youngest son of afrobeat legend fela kuti is as incensed by injustice as his father ever was and, with his mighty new album black times including a feature from carlos santana, he honours the revolutionaries who have gone before and rallies the torch-bearers to come.
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Strut Records

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DRUMS OF PASSION (180G LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 26.02.18
drums of passion was the first album released by babatunde olatunji (1927-2003) in 1960. olatunji was a drummer, social activist and musician, born in ajindo, nigeria. in this album he has recaptured some of his early impressions in his drum beats and giving them new zest. the african drum rhythms are not only musical melodies and songs but also ways of communication. for instance, the first track -akiwowo- was the name of a train conductor who shouted his humorous cry against the fading rhythm of the freight train. -baba jinde- is a dance play and the title track -gin-go-lo-ba- was sampled by many contemporary artists (santana and fatboy slim amongst others) and covered in 1979 by latin jazz/percussionist candido for his disco chart smash -jingo-. drums of passion is mainly a danceable album and often cited as one of the first african albums recorded in (then called) stereophonic sound in the united states in 1960. pressing on 180 gram audiophile vinyl.
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Music On Vinyl
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POINT OF NO RETURN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
french edition girlie cover edition.
pmg080lpfr
PMG Audio

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POINT OF NO RETURN (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
nigerian original yellow cover edition.
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PMG Audio

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CELEBRATION (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
mix righteous fuzz guitar, bad-ass keyboards and ecstatic african rhythms and what have you got? celebration by aktion - a slab of of heavy afro-funk-pysch-rock from the hardest working band in 70s nigeria.
pmg075lp
PMG Audio
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NEW REVOLUTION (LP)
12" Vinyl lp UK 21.02.18
baad john cross’s new revolution is a afro-electro-funk-boogie-disco banger that could only come from 1980s nigeria. bright, optimistic, with an unrelenting eye on the dance floor, it is regarded by many as a prototype of the electro rhythms that would become the signature sound of nigerian boogie.
pmg073lp
PMG Audio
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TAITU - SOUL-FUELLED STOMPERS FROM 1960S-1970S ETHIOPIA (3X12 LP)
3x12" Vinyl UK 19.02.18
ernesto chahoud’s ‘taitu’ is a collection of soul-fuelled stompers straight from the dancefloors of 1970s addis ababa. a breathless journey through the unique ethio sound that bands were forging at the time, the 24-track compilation is the result of the lebanese dj and crate digger’s decadelong love affair with the ‘golden age’ of ethiopian music.
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BBE Records

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GULU CITY ANTHEMS (2X12)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 14.02.18
nyege nyege tapes proudly announces the first international release of electro acholi pioneer otim alpha s incredible body of work recorded over a period of 11 years. otim alpha together with his early producer leo palayeng began in 2001 taking traditional acholi larakaraka wedding songs and reinterpreting them with music software on computers. the results are a fast paced poly-rhythmic music ready for dance floor madness.
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Nyege Nyege Tapes
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SOUNDS OF SISSO (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 14.02.18
for the past 15 years the tanzanian megalopolis of dar es salaam has had one of the most exciting underground electronic music scenes in east africa. a constellation of micro-scenes from mchiriku, sebene and segere all the way to its latest mutation of singeli that finally after years of lurking in the underground has exploded into the mainstream and taken over bongo flava as the music of choice amongst tanzania s youth. born in the sprawling working class neighborhoods of tandale and manzese, singeli s signature sound consists of fast paced frantic loops interlocking with each other, with influences from zanzibars tarab music all the way to south african afro-house coupled with mc s who often spit satirical lyrics about the challenges facing tanzania s youth, from police corruption to the complications of dating girls when you are broke. if there is one studio that stands out amongst the hundreds that dot dar es salaam s musical landscape it is sisso records. centered around producers, bwax, sisso, bampa pana and yung keyz morento and mc s dogo niga and makavelli, they were early pioneers of the singeli sound. whilst some singeli artists have begun fusing their music with more traditional tanzanian hip hop, sisso have remained uncompromising in their sound, always raw, fast with a punk diy aesthetic that can at times verge on noise and gabber, to produce a spell binding music that is like no other sound system culture in the region.
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Nyege Nyege Tapes
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#1 (LP)
12" Vinyl D 12.02.18
releasing an album into the world is a special moment for any artist but when you re an artist who grew up in remote northern ghana with no schooling, spending a life herding cows and goats, building your own instruments and teaching yourself to sing, then there s a particular sense of occasion and celebration in finding recognition and an audience for that music. this is the case for guy one, an utterly unique artist who is writing and performing frafra music, a style that originates from a small area in the north of ghana. whilst guy one is already loved and adored locally by now - building up a fervent following in local villages in which no funeral or wedding would take place without his soaring voice and deeply rhythmic playing, before then transforming into an award-winning, tv appearing artist in ghana - his music is now to find a much wider audience through max weissenfeldt s philophon label (jimi tenor, hailu mergia, alemayehu eshete) on this berlin meets bolgatanga release.
PH33002LP
Philophon
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BLACK VOICES (2LP)
2x12" Vinyl UK 01.02.18
2018 repress of this album by the drummer of fela kuti. produced by doctor l. incl asiko as sampled by jaydee for commons hot shit! featuring remastered versions and ariya (psyche juju mix) as bonus track, which was not part of the original release. tony allen completely rewrote the books on what was possible within the afrobeat genre with his stunning 1999 album, black voices. when one considers exactly what is going on throughout black voices, it is quite mind boggling, as it is almost impossible to associate a minimalist, electronic feel with the massive walls of sound which allen was known to create.
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Comet
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KOYMA HONDO
12" Vinyl UK 29.01.18
the afro-funk side of the latin soul maestro! born in gao (mali), boncana maiga is one of the most talented and popular producer of west-african music since the 60s. he studied flute and latin arrangements in cuba during the 60s and founded the famous les maravillas du mali in 1968. he became orchestra leader for the national ivorian tv in abidjan in the mid-seventies, and toured all over the world with the famous africando band. during his recording sessions in nyc at the beginning of the 80’s with a lot of “latin musicians” from puerto rico, venezuela or colombia, boncana maïga also recorded few rare funky tracks with heavy breaks! with the artist, we decided to reissue four rare tracks from 1978 to 1982 dedicated to dancefloor, including a really rare soundtrack for the oil company of ivory coast called petroci. in 2018, hell be back on tour with les maravillas du mali, still have a weekly tv show on tv5 monde and with this reissue will continue to warm your afro-funk parties! fully licensed, 12inch vinyl (45 rpm) including interview. remastered by the carvery!
HC53
Hot Casa
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POULO WARALI (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp US 31.01.17
awa poulo is a singer of peulh origin from dilly commune, mali, near the border with mauritania. largely pastoral and often nomadic, peulh- (or fula-) speaking peoples are found from senegal to ethiopia but predominate in the sahel region of west africa.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
ATFA 024LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
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