|1.||Equa - "In The Red" (5:24)|
|2.||Congress - "Something That You Got (Real Hot)" (5:04)|
|3.||Potion - "Catch The Feelin' (Showstopper)" (6:50)|
|1.||Inch By Inch - "If It's Magic (We Don't Want It)" (6:42)|
|2.||Index - "Starlight (The Break)" (6:02)|
|3.||Spookey - "Friends" (4:36)|
Discomatin co-founder and all-round Parisian selector don Saint James co-launches his new Chuwanaga label with this expertly curated compilation. In The Red is a deep dive into the exciting funk fusion coming out of London between 1980-83 as a new movement of black British musicians honed a sound that owes as much to soundsystem culture as it does disco. From the glistening instrumental flare of Index to the lavish synths and slap bass of Equa, this captures a unique and currently under-documented moment in groove history. Complete with detailed liner notes, this is a fantastic way to launch a new label. Not to be slept on.
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