There’s no denying this slice of Nigerian highlife by Easy Kabaka Brown, “Belema” from a new collection, Opotopo, on Soundway Records. According to Soundway, the LP was originally released and recorded by Philips / Phonogram in 1976 and only sold in very small numbers. Musically it’s a intriguing mix of mostly Nigerian highlife with a bit of afro-jazz sung in the language of Kalabari from the Delta region of Southern Nigeria.
heard some of these “old school” jams on the radio today in philly. dig in.
From the fine folks at American Songwriter
There’s a whole lot of synth-pop joy and shaking going on compliments of Nightbox an Ireland->Canadian five piece who’ve recently released “Burning,” the first song from their forthcoming debut full length. With an EP that was produced by Sebastien Grainger (Death From Above 1979) and AL-P (MSTRKRFT) under their belts, the band’s music and is packed with delicious dance floor grooves. Get into the groove.