Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Danger: Superheavy Afro Funk 45s!

Here's a new mix featuring the best 45s from last month's trip to Ghana and Nigeria

Please click on the image to listen:

44 comments:

Cyril said...

Hello Frank, that's an awesome mix with a lot of terrific tracks. It's good to ear some new unknown sounds (for me)! The track starting at about 50 min sounds really BBQ's... DANGER !! DOPE INSIDE. thanks.

gutegrabben said...

How can we ever praise you enough, you are doing such a wonderfull job finding all this wonderful music. It gives me hope back, thanks

Frank said...

Hey Cyril, you know the Barbecues or were you just guessing from the similar sound to the track on the latest Soundway comp? In any case, respect!

Cyril said...

"Aya Lolo" is my favourite track since you posted it on december 2007 (big beats & psychedelic aliens mix). Then, i was listening the mix and just after the 50' i had an alarm in my head "BBQ's" "BBQ's" !! Anyway, it's a very good news to have a new track from them... ;)

icastico said...

Great photo...can't wait to get home and listen.

amy lynn said...

frank you are a machine! that photo of you in the warehouse is priceless. when are you doing another set at glasslands? just moved to nyc and i want to jam! let's get in touch!

Anonymous said...

Hi Frank,
I read about your blog in waxpoetics, just wanted to say thanks for putting all this great music up! The latest mix is awesome.
Stu
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Frank said...

No Glasslands anymore unfortunatelly. Their sound system gave me massive headaches...

There will be a release party for the Lagos Disco Inferno double LP at Savalas in Williamsburg on Tuesday March 16th.

jimmy said...

this mix, as the other, is terrific...thanks so much frank for all the work you're sharing....i'll be in Cotonou for the next month...will you be in the place, i'm gonna play some funky stuff from poly rythmo at a bar called "the Jammin' Bar", near the beach of fidjirossé, february, the 27th...again, thanks a lot...i often talk about you in my radio show, you've got great fan in france...

Frank said...

Hi Jimmy, I wish I could be there... sadly, I think it'll be a few months before I can go back to Africa.

Soul Motion said...

Another great one ! Thanks !!

Anonymous said...

good stuff, thanks!

Tim said...

Really diggin the music, thanks. Can I respectfully request any track/artist info, as my musical palette isn't quite refined enough to know who it is I'm listening to?

[uzine] said...

Wowie zowie Frank! Thanks for sharing all that richness! Gave you & your blog some spotlight via http://uzine.posterous.com/tag/africaafro - hope 't pleases you. Thanks, congrats, best.

Anonymous said...

Seconding the request for tracklisting:) This is great.

Roddus said...

Hi Frank, been listning to your mixes and exploring other african music since i found you blog last year. The music you are finding and posting here is truly amazing and awesome. The stories of your digging trips and a bit of history of the areas you visit is very interesting stuff and i guess the joy and excitment you proberly experience when you make some new finds is like what i use to experience when discovering new music in my youth and finding hard to get records here where i live.
I haqve listened to so much music over the last 30 years, exploring many diffrent styles and geners, and I had lost that excitment of finding something new as i had heard most of it or something like it. I was pretty much uninitiated in Afrofunk and Afrobeat untill I recently discovered Fela kuti, whom I think is just the most totally amazing musician and composer. My searching for his music and other like it led me somehow to your blog and my excitement of music has been rekindles by tis awesome stuff from Africa.

Please, A track/Artist listing for this last mix would be much appreciated. I am spiltting your mixes into their individual tracks and loading onto my Ipod to listen at work and I can start singling out my favorite tracks and finally see if i can actually find any of this online to buy, as I will proberly not find it in any shops here.

Thanks again for your awesome work, i am envious of your digs, but totally apreciative.

Roddus

Pieter said...

Thanks for sharing another great mix (and thanks for actually digging into mountains of vinyl! The pics are crazy; glad you're salvaging the good stuff.) Nice to hear that Akwassa in the mix. That's one I'd love to see reissued. Thoroughly enjoying the music at work (and missing grasscutter: little bushmeat in TZ).

aduna said...

Heavy mix, as always... Many thanks

Jacob Heftmann said...

great stuff!

what is the terrific track around the 15" mark (it's in English)? Is it available anywhere?

Frank said...

That would be Pat Thomas with "let's think it over". I met Pat Thomas in Accra and I have licensed this song (and many more) from him for a release I'm currently working on.

Jacob Heftmann said...

thanks for the reply. Let me know when it comes out; it's a great track.

Keep up the great work with the site.

david jonathan said...

yes, great mix, fantastic!! looking forward to the show in geneva! cheers

calumbinho said...

Awesome mix. I miss tracklistings too (at least of the artists), but if all of these are going to be released and identified in the future, I'm definitely happy to groove along as I wait.

faud said...

Hi franck ! ! ! !!

Here is Faud again ! ! !! !! Thanks again and again for your job and sharing all that ! ! ! !!
I don't remember if I told you but We are also workin' on a blog project called "Les Mains Noires". We talked about you in th "Want List" part wich is a part where we share track we are dreamin' to get .. . ...
So we just put two tracks of this monster mix to listen . ... then people just have to click to go to VoodooFunk .. . ..

We just wanted to say it to you . .. Check it out if you can at www.lesmainsnoires.blogspot.com

And if there is any problem just told us, we will put away everything . .. .

Peace.
Regards


faud.
lesmainsnoires.blogspot.com

Frank said...

Pas de probleme mon ami,

et merci pour le lien!

Frank

fritz the cat said...

brilliant stuff, thanks

johnny handsome said...

GREAT MIX IS THERE ANY WAY TO DOWNLOAD IT ?? OR DONATE TO THE SITE TO GET IT THANKS YOURS TRULY GRENADE INSPECTOR

Frank said...

Hey Jonny,

all mixes are downloadable: On a PC, right click and 'save target as'. On a Mac, hold down the option key while clicking on the link/image.

Enjoy!

Frank

goodtimes said...

Great stuff as always my man! Let me know if your ever in LA. X George

edzillion said...

ok.

this is totally dope. lovin' the reggae tinged on at 13 or so. 'just thinkin it over'...

tracklist please! none of us can get any of this stuff anyway :)

slainte from Ireland

ed

Jan said...

hey frank,

dope set in berlin last weekend. i asked about the name of a track that night, it´s one from this mix, starting around 9:00 min. big tune, hope it gets release somehow somewhere...

cheers and greetings from berlin,
jan

Irmãos Makossa said...

Hey Frank, one more great Afrofunk mix, thanks, keep it real. From Lisbon to Madrid, see you then!

Honey Tits said...

damn did i sleep too long and wait to long to pick up my Lagos Disco Inferno LP seems like everywhere is sold out already whats a guy to do.

Frank said...

The record is not out of print, you should be able to still find it... maybe some stores haven't re-ordered in a while. Where are you located?

Frank

Hayden Brown said...

Wow such a refreshing selection! What is that track coming in around the 27 minute mark and also 39:30, my personal favourites..

Cottich said...

Salute franck !!! You are the master of afro soundz collection man !! I can say, from the first time i heard afrofunk, i need more !! So many thanks for all the things you share with us..geetings from Paris France.

Anonymous said...

YOOOOOO FRANK CAN YOU PLEASE PUT A TRACKLIST THANKS 100000000000 TIMES

Anonymous said...

are you a bboy battle dj ?

Frank said...

Sorry, but I can't put a tracklist up for this one. I'm in the process of licensing some of these tunes... be patient, some of them will be coming out on the original 45 format soon!

And no, I've never dj-ed at a BBoy battle...

Trush said...

Brilliant stuff in there.
Thanks a million

Zimo said...

This is pure awsomeness! Thanks a lot!
And thanks again for the party in Budapest.

Anonymous said...

Thanks very much. Always a pleasure to hear the great music you post.

Anonymous said...

Hello am a buyer at vinyl exchange m.c.r. This mix is played daily in the shop and people are always asking fir certain tracks. Ones i would definately reissue. Please send me a tracklist? Or can i send you times to id certain songs?

Frank said...

Sorry, no track list for this one.

There are certain labels who have infamously included tracks that appeared on my mixes and that I had already signed directly from the artists on their compilations. Most recently the Cutlass Dance Band's "Obiara Wondo" and Los Issifu "Kana Soro". No idea where these guys got their licenses from but definitely not from the artists...

You might recognize the two Apostles tunes that we've already put out on 45. Other tunes I have signed already and will put them out at a later time and I'm also still in the process of tracking down some of the other artists.

I had to learn that sharing too much information can be harmful and today I'm a lot more cautious than when I first started writing this blog.