the inter-war dance bands of british west africa are often strikingly similar in sound to trinidadian orchestras like lovey s string band (credited with the first calypso recordings, in 1912). however, the first west african calypso recordings in the modern style are from freetown, sierra leone in the early 1950s, by ebenezer calendar and famous scrubbs. in arrangements blending african and european instruments, the brass plays out the legacy of colonial military bands, albeit hair-down and a little ramshackle now, and the beautiful creole lyrics are as upful, quick, current, musical and intimate as any classic calypsonian s.
fokuz recordings presents fifty five a release that displays a wide variety of drum and bass styles by various artists around the globe! expect the freshes beats from fokuz residents command strange, dj clart, incident, talented newcomers like soligen, type-2, joakuim and rising stars hybrid minds, paul sg, pennygiles & mr joseph.
sadar is chicagos best keep secret.he is one of the most sort after djs in the world of soul, funk and disco. he did a lot of dj gigs in the us, japan and europe. limited 1000 copies of a very special vinyl edition will be produced as gatefold 2x12inch vinyl along with a 7 inch single. most of the tracks on this compilation are extremely rare and hard find on vinyl or cd.this release will be complimented with full radio and press campaign.sadar bahar has a strong online community of loyal fans