Sofrito Vinyl, CD & tapes from this label at Norman Records
Drama-soaked latin dance floor marvellousness, condensed into three minutes of cold sweat and blister-inducing cha cha cha. Dominican in a Haitian style, this 7" may look small, but it isn't. It's actually massive. Grab an air trombone and dance around your kitchen in your pants, you know you want to.
Fine French electro-boogie-funk from the eighties - what’s not to like? Reissuing a track from Gordon Henderson & U Convention’s 1981 self-titled album, Sofrito are helping you bring those black and white shoes back to the floor. Both sides of the The Highest Bidder / Hard World 7” are packed with funky bass lines, those classic bar chords and the guitar and groovy vocals.
Alma Negra’s Tabanka EP is a vibrant slice of percussive house that draws on the musical traditions of Santiago, an island within Cape Verde. This vinyl 12” is inspired by the carnival celebrations and lies somewhere between electronic and acoustic music and is an extremely unique, strange and funky set of party anthems.
Bazaré D. Pablo et Orchestre Nassima / Atalaku 8
Ivoire Promotion EP
The Ivoire Promotion EP does just what it says on the tin, promoting some of the fantastic music of the Cote d'Ivoire as recorded in the 1970s. Bazaré D. Pablo et Orchestre Nassima leads out the 12" which a beautiful, highlife inflected number, backed with Atalaku 8's 'Africa' and a dub version of same. On Sofrito.