April 29th 2008
I'm slowly getting myself mentaly prepared to come out of retirement and start dj-ing again when moving to NYC in July. Now I find myself in a deep inner conflict about what to do with all those African Disco records that I found within the past three years. At first, I used to put them all in the "for eventual sale" box. After some time though, I found a guilty pleasure in playing these records and dancing around the house while my wife (who hates Disco) was at work. I used to despise Disco myself and when going to a Funk night, always complained when the DJ would also play some Disco. Therefore I don't feel it would be a good idea to mix this stuff into an Afrobeat and Afro Funk set. Maybe I should create myself a secret parallel identity as a Disco DJ? Or maybe I should just go ahead, get rid of all the Disco & Boogie and stick with the Afrobeat and the Funk?
Recently, I received a thank-you from a reader who used the cheesy power of the LAGOS DISCO INFERNO to (without going into detail) get laid... maybe this should already be encouragement enough?
Why don't you help me a bit with the decision making by listening to this mix and letting me know what you think about it. Click on the image below and try to enjoy!
07:00 Jo Tongo - jangolo
11:40 Hugh Masekela - the boy's doin' it
15:30 Okyerema Asante - sabi
29:15 Carlos & Miki - walking down the river
35:15 Kris Okotie - she'll never go home
38:52 Sidiku Buari - kinyia al kawali
42:05 Esbee Family - gin and lime
47:20 Jake Sollo - african gypsy
53:45 Don Bruce & the Angels - funk 'a' boogie