Sofrito Super Singles 001 - Soweto Disco EP
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The A side is occupied by two tracks from Teaspoon & The Waves:
led by veteran alto player Teaspoon Ndelu and who 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 sees Nzimande Allstars break out the Afro-funk - full of soul and one of the most danceable records of the year, by a sahara mile!
Nzimande Allstars are a 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.
You know what to do - limited stock, high demand!
Teaspoon & the Waves – Oh Yeah Soweto
Teaspoon & the Waves – Saturday Night Special (Sofrito vs. Kilombo Edit)
The Nzimande Allstars – Highway Sporo Disco (Edit)