Tag Archives: Afro Beat

CMC & SILENTA: Funky Town (2011)

Manmade Records’ big boss men, CMC and Silenta have just dropped this party cut on their other label Roca which revolves around the old Banbarra Shack Up beat made famous by (among others) Stetsasonic on Talkin’ All That Jazz. This is the fastest I’ve ever heard it used though and it triggers the bpm radar at a nu funkin 127 bpm or thereabouts. Keeping up is MC Penny wryly observing

TRAMP RECORDS: Contemporary Afro Beat’ – 2011 – LP details + tracklist

Hot on the heels of a superb compilation of the back catalogue of original Texan funkers Soul Bros. Inc. and the release of the hot debut by mod-beat outfit The Qualitons, Tramp Records’ label boss Tobias Kirmayer continues in his quest to cover all funk/ soul bases with this comprehensive overview of the contemporary afro-beat scene. Everyone knows that things pretty much kicked off with Nigerian legend Fela Kuti back in the seventies