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The Daktaris - Soul Explosion

The Daktaris - Soul Explosion
(CD/LP) Desco Records DS003, 1998-09-01

Tracklisting :
01. The Daktaris - Musicawa Silt (3:04)
02. The Daktaris - Musicawa Silt, Part 2 (2:24)
03. The Daktaris - Quiet Man Is Dead Man (4:39)
04. The Daktaris - Modern Technology (3:58)
05. The Daktaris - Super Afro-Beat (3:45)
06. The Daktaris - Give It up Turn It Loose (3:53)
07. The Daktaris - Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti (5:07)
08. The Daktaris - Daktari Walk (4:53)
09. The Daktaris - Voodoo Soul Stew (4:27)
10. The Daktaris - Upside Down (4:13)

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The Daktaris were an Afro-beat group on the New York-based funk revival label Desco, recording compact, Fela Kuti-style grooves that sounded as though they'd come straight out of 1970s Nigeria. At first, Desco did nothing to discourage that perception, packaging their 1998 album Soul Explosion to look like an authentically African collector's dream, and even giving some of the band members Nigerian aliases. But in reality, the Daktaris were Brooklyn-based studio musicians, many of them white, many of whom had already been assembled by Desco heads Gabriel Roth and Phillipe Lehman as the label's house band, the Soul Providers. Besieged by inquiries about the music's origins and demand for a Daktaris tour, Roth and Lehman soon acknowledged the hoax, but given the quality of the album, the backlash wasn't enormously great. There was no follow-up to the Daktaris' initial session, but some of the members formed a new Afro-beat revivalist group called Antibalas in the spring of 1998. (from AMG)


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It crawls and slithers and has that premium funk necessity:Groove!

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