LONDON UNDERGROUND

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW7BYVMgnNg&t=2s London Underground - Motivation From London Underground - Current Affairs Session Released on On-U Sound, 1983, UK Released in 1983, London Underground's final album, Current Affairs Session - like many Adrian Sherwood's productions for his label - was way ahead of its time, providing some of the most satisfyingly freshly sounding piece of the unique blend…Lire la suite LONDON UNDERGROUND

DANCE NOT DANCE #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aiJMc12Vtvw Elli Medeiros - Fugu From Elli Medeiros - Bom Bom... Released on Barclay, 1987, France One year ago we mentioned Ramuntcho Matta in a post about his 1985 debut album. In this post we also mentioned what we considered his most important "commercial" success, Elli Medeiros's Bom Bom... Well, maybe some of you already…Lire la suite DANCE NOT DANCE #2

SEX… ENERGY… STAR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWPKhv-P2w&t=45s F.O.E. - Total Eclipse From F.O.E. - Sex, Energy and Star Released on Non-Standard, 1986, Japan For those who wouldn't know, F.O.E.(which stands for Friends Of Earth)  is "just" another band lead by the mastermind, Haruomi Hosono, teaming with some of his long-time musical contributors like Jotaro Nonaka and Miharu Koshi... ... Don't think we need to…Lire la suite SEX… ENERGY… STAR

WE’RE ALL SOWETO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHnwfThfuiQ&feature=youtu.be NST Cophies - Segregation (Le Blues de l'An 2000) From NST Cophies - Segregation Not on label, 1985, France Did Ernest Koffi planed on making a hit when he wrote this groovy as hell anthem against racism ?  That is not so sure when you take into account the fact that he privately released…Lire la suite WE’RE ALL SOWETO

BANG THE DRUM #2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pAYAL3sP2Uk&feature=youtu.be Slagerij Van Kampen - Wakarimasen From Slagerij Van Kampen - Out Of The Doldrums Released on Megadisc, 1987, Netherlands If there was a prize for the most radical shift in a band’s carreer, Slagerij Van Kampen could have been a strong nominate in this category… Following a quite generic Dutch pop album, Out of the…Lire la suite BANG THE DRUM #2

WAR INSIDE MY HEAD

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYf427Xfymk Kabbahri - Astronaut From Kabbahri - Ive Released on Roof Records, 1990, Germany Kabbahri is not really into casual music... In 1990, 3 years after its evocatively named first album, War Inside My Head, the German band released a second album called Ive. While the noisy experimentations on the first one were always backed by a…Lire la suite WAR INSIDE MY HEAD

IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Yt7U-Z1Zgg Moon On The Water - In The Land Of The Boo - Bam From Moon On The Water - Moon On The Water Released on Buscemi Record, 1985, Italy Like our galaxy, the galaxy of small European jazz labels which  released - either on purpose or  accidently - leftfield jams in the 1980's seems…Lire la suite IN THE LAND OF THE BOO – BAM

CONGOSSA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mehdz5R4HcM&feature=youtu.be Sweetmary - Congossa From Sweetmary - The Song Of Freedom  Released on Jengou Records, France In our opinion, listening to some quality classic Afro Boogie tunes from time to time won't hurt anybody... And laying hands on a tight Boogie 12" is always a nice feeling ! Congossa by Sweetmary is no more than…Lire la suite CONGOSSA