DA ASA - THE HAUNTING SOUNDS OF YEMENITE - ISRAELI F (LP)
12" Vinyl UK18.12.17
da saa - the haunting sound of yemenite israeli funk 1974-1982. fortuna records deliver a stellar compilation of real-life magic created by immigrants from yemen, in tel aviv, from the mid seventies to the early eighties. ranging from extremely rare to previously unreleased, these tracks are a result of a unique scene which blended funk, soul, jazz & disco with traditional yemenite rhythms & sounds. it cannot get more obscure than this! fortuna heads: look out for an unreleased tsvia abarbanel from 1969!!! glorious gatefold lp with a 14 page booklet telling the fascinating story of this movement, for the very first time!
wonderful remastered reissue of nancy martins >cant believe<, a deep italo/proto house cut from back in 1982 recorded by canadian producer domenic sciullo. featuring an awesome phat analogue italo-style bassline, great sexy vocals and an irresistible chugging groove that gets the floor bouncing, it became an anthem in the underground clubs of chicago, championed by the likes of frankie knuckles and ron hardy. released here on the original neige records label which features the full length long version of this killer and also the highly useful instrumental version. essential