When music fanatic Deano Sounds found himself coming of age during the 'post record industry era', he decided to go ahead and form a label anyway. That was in 2010 and now seven years later he is still going strong, with an equally strong roster to boot. Following on from Tropical Hustle Disco and Brazilian Boogie comps, we now have something even more special - the return of Nigerian disco-funk band SJOB Movement's 1977 album Friendship Train. Reissued with help from Uchenna Ikonne, the album features six original tracks that fuse Afro-beat with analogue synths. There's also a cool remix of "Love Affair" too!
Destination '77: Nigerian troupe The Apostles lay down their third album Banko Woman. And, with it, this widescreen vibe excursion that's been a go-to for Afrobeat diggers since it was released on Love Day 40 years ago. "Banko Woman" is a firing, energetic funk jam layered with vibrant levels of instrumentation that gradually strip back at points to let you feel the raw tempo of the groove. "Faith Luck & Music" is at once both more bluesy, thanks to the sliding, melting guitars, and spiritual, thanks to the traditional rhythm and chords.