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|1.||Claudette & Ti Pierre - "Zanmi Camarade" (Tropical Treats edit)|
|2.||Ti Marcel - "Nan Point La Vie" (Siwo version)|
|1.||Ibo Combo - "Mateau"|
|2.||Les Lups Noirs - "Pile Ou Face"|
Killer new Sofrito 12" with hypnotic Carnival rhythms, DIY electro and vital Compas experiments from the Haitian archives! Lead in the way is a subtle edit of "Zanmi Camarade" from Claudette & Ti Pierre by Stockholm's Tropical Treats crew, this 1979 cover version of the folk song that is quite bewildering, with haunting vocals weaving a spell over a heavy polyrhythmic drum machine groove and arpeggiated synth backing. Just as impressive is the Siwo update of Ti Marcel's rugged, hypnotic Rara track "Nan Point La Vie" is dominated by the single-note 'Vaksin' bamboo flute, which Sofrito call "nature's sub-bass". Holding it down on the B Side is some untreated material, with an Ibo Combo cover of Coupe Cloue's evergreen "Mateau" complemented by a "Pile ou Face" from Les Loups Noirs which was a highlight of the Strut compilation Haiti Direct.
Mukatsuku Records Chart, MUSHROOMS PROJECT, Manu•Archeo, AfroBase (Radio Chart), Tropical Fever, Cedric Woo, Adam Isbell -Racubah Sound System, Jose Manuel, Andrew Allsgood (Free Association), Sir Jarvis - Badass 45 Records, Funky Bompa, SoulBrigada | Matasuna Records, Nick The Record, Eddie C, Afro Beat Foundation, Suonho, Skyline Recordings Chart, KEITA SANO, Hugo Mendez, Cervo (Banana Hill), Juno Recommends International
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