Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque

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Sofrito is a U.K.-based DJ collective whose members include Hugo Mendez, Frankie Francis, and the Mighty Crime Minister. Since 2007, they've established a near-fanatical fan base because of their almost legendary parties under the Tropical Warehouse moniker in East London. Their rep has spread andSee more details below

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Sofrito is a U.K.-based DJ collective whose members include Hugo Mendez, Frankie Francis, and the Mighty Crime Minister. Since 2007, they've established a near-fanatical fan base because of their almost legendary parties under the Tropical Warehouse moniker in East London. Their rep has spread and they've branched out, hosting massive bashes on the beaches of Greece, and spinning from the stages of the WOMAD festival and in New York clubs. They've also featured live acts along with their spinning: the Souljazz Orchestra, Manu Dibango, and Quantic have all all appeared with them. Tropical Discoteques is Sofrito's first full-length compilation. It is an (almost entirely) unmixed collection of new, historic, and rare grooves from three continents. What these jams all have in common is their propulsive rhythm, infectious melodies, and irresistible grooves, whether they be highlife, cumbia, Congolese guitar music, Afro-beat, soca, or modern corrido. There isn't a dud in this 15-cut bunch, but there are some real highlights, including Guadelupe's the Fair Nick Stars' "Arrete Pal Marte," a Frankie Francis and Simbad edit of Sir Victor Uwaifo's highlife cruiser "Uhue," El Timba's steamy "Descarga Bontempi," Mighty Shadow's historic "Dat Soca Boat," Dany Play's "Fa'Waka," Roaring Lion's jazzy "Carnival Long Ago," and a new track, "Cumbia Mochilla," by Quantic. Released in January of 2011, this burning set is full of great liner notes as well as music. Tropical Discotheque is guaranteed to take the winter blues away.

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Product Details

Release Date:
01/18/2011
Label:
Strut Records
UPC:
0730003307027
catalogNumber:
70
Rank:
138583

Tracks

  1. Quiero Amanaçer
  2. Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup  -  Ya Toupas De Zaire
  3. Pitchito  - Frente Cumbiero
  4. Arrete Mal Parle  - Fair Nick Stars
  5. Maye Obi Den  -  Kyerematen Stars
  6. Ohue  - Victor Uwaifo
  7. Sabroso Bacalao  - Adolfo Echeverria
  8. Descarga Bontempi  -  Timba
  9. Dat Soca Boat  -  Mighty Shadow
  10. Fa'waka, Pt. 1  - Dany Play
  11. Mahu Wo Asie  - Safohene Djeni
  12. Popilation Basse-Terrienne au Abois  - Ti Celeste
  13. Cumbia De Mochilla  -  Quantic y Su Conjunto Los Miticos del Ritmo
  14. Carnival Long Ago  - Roaring Lion
  15. Yiri Yiri Boum  - Gnonnas Pedro

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Sofrito   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Henri Debs   Producer
Sam Mangwana   Producer
Lisandro Meza   Producer
Will Holland   Composer,Producer
Victor Uwaifo   Composer,Producer
Raúl Saladem   Composer
Rafael DeLeon   Composer
Adolfo Echeverria   Composer
Art de Coteau   Producer
Fruko   Producer
DJ Mendez   Sleeve Notes,Track Notes
Silvestre Méndez   Composer
Simbad   Additional Production
Winston Bailey   Composer
Lewis Heriz   Graphic Design,Illustrations
Safohene Djeni   Composer,Producer
Dany Play   Producer
Mario Galeano Toro   Composer,Producer
Kyerematen Atwedie   Composer,Producer
Guy Fanfant   Producer
Frank Merritt   Additional Production
Timba DJ   Producer
Edwige Rechal   Composer
Daniel Sinaï   Composer
Bumba Assaka   Composer
Andrea Piombin   Composer

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