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Sofrito - Soweto Disco EP


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The first in the brilliant 'Sofrito Super Single' series back in press! -

Celebrating the unknown Afro disco and boogie scene from South Africa – where Salsoul meets Soweto…

"Teaspoon & the Waves – led by veteran alto player Teaspoon Ndelu – released one super rare LP in 1980, covering a mix of disco and funk sounds then popular on South African dancefloors.

‘Oh yeh Soweto’ is a cheeky version of Lamont Dozier’s classic ‘Going back to my roots’ – changing the lyrics and toughening up the beat, but with the same killer riffs!

“Saturday night Special” is taken from the same LP and is a low-slung, spaced-out Afro Disco groove with great percussion and psychedelic synths.
Here it is re-edited by the Sofrito team alongside John Armstrong (compiler of the “South African Funk Experience” album on Nascente).

The B-side features a track from The Nzimande Allstars – another mysterious group of session musicians. The drawn-out groove of ‘Highway Sporo Disco‘ fuses a heavy disco backing with jive guitar and stellar horns and organ for a unique taste of the underground dancefloors of the Cape."

... We couldn't have said it better, all we'll add to that is - Sofrito come with the goods again, this one was out of press for some time, now available again, for those who want it!
Generously seasoned and spiced dancefloor music.

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Teaspoon & The Waves - Oh Yeh Soweto

Teaspoon & The Waves - Firday Night Special (Sofrito vs Kilombo Edit)

Nzimande Allstars - Highway Sporo Disco (edit)