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Basar

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Format: gatefold vinyl 2xLP+ 10" + MP3 download code
Cat: CHANNEL 55LPX
Released: 05 Apr 16
Genre: Disco/Nu-Disco

Tracklist
Side 1
1. "The Awakening" (4:45)
2. "Ngoni" (6:03)
3. "Language Of The Bass" (5:17)
Side 2
1. "Nation" (4:51)
2. "Ready For Something New" (4:49)
3. "Basar" (4:43)
Side 3
1. "Rhythm Is All You Can Dance" (album mix) (4:41)
2. "Crawfish Got Soul" (4:59)
3. "Balla Balla" (4:42)
Side 4
1. "Yes We Can" (8:07)
2. "Fallen From The Stars" (4:37)
3. "The Lord Is A Woman" (5:41)
Side 5
1. "Tummy Tummy" (Auntie Flo remix) (5:05)
Side 6
1. "Tummy Tummy" (feat Nonku Phiri/Makadem - Esaas Afro Synth Bubblegum remix) (5:33)
Review

Given the quality of their output to date, its little surprise to find that Africaine 808's debut album, Basar, is rather special. Built around their now famous polyrhythmic, Afro and Latin-influenced drum machine programming, it begins with a touch of snaking jazz, and climaxes with a dense, uplifting Afro-gospel workout. In between, you'll find 21st century bruk, delicious downtempo torch songs, Juke-influenced Cajun blues, and hard-to-define - but thoroughly engaging - wig-outs. This limited edition vinyl version is also bundled with a bonus 10" containing remixes of the previously unheard "Tummy Tummy" by Highlife types Auntie Flo and Esa; the latter's cosmic, synth-heavy version, featuring a range of additional vocalists and musicians, is particularly potent.

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