||1.||"Get It Down" (5:24)|
||2.||"Holiday Actions" (5:13)|
||3.||"I Wan' My Bab' Back" (3:47)|
||1.||"Friday Night" (2:28)|
||2.||"Classic Lover" (5:24)|
||3.||"Night Party" (2:32)|
Soundway Records' recent Doin' It In Lagos compilation did a terrific job shining a light on the lesser-known boogie and disco-funk sound of early '80s Nigeria. That set included Livy Ekezemie's "Holiday Actions", one of the standout cuts from the musician/producer's brilliant - but ludicrously hard to find - 1983 album, Friday Night. This reissue is, then, well timed. The set sees Ekezemie effortlessly join the dots between Clavinet-heavy, Afro-tiged disco-funk, boogie, AOR ballads and, in the case of the brilliant "Dedication", his own tribute to Stevie Wonder classic "Superstition". It's a fine set, all told, and one that's shot through with hard-wired early '80s funk.
Charles Maurice, JimmyTheTwin, OdDio, Mike Shawe ✮ Hot Buttered Soul, Phillie P, Javi Bayo, Mr Webster, Superbreak, NightMoves, Dj SoFa, Disco Tech (DiscoDat), Rikki Humphrey, Admin, Born To Shine Records, Giovanni Damico Aka Ron Juan, Klubbhuset, Hhatri
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