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Joe Masunga – Nwananga Washaneseka (1986)

Nwananga Washaneseka by Joe Masunga will surely please 80’s Afro Funk lovers! This 12” release also includes a stunning track of “Working For The Future”.

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Poosh – Say Something (1991)

Check Ups by Poosh (Pumla Mtengwane) is a rarest album of Kwaito/Bubblegum released in 1991. This album include several hits such as “Check Up’s”, “Say Something”.

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NST Cophies – Segregation (1985)

Afro Boogie cut by NST Cophies released in 1985. This one’s a good glimpse of the album content: african, touch of boogie, a hint of disco and a little bit of mellow rap.  Interesting and successful combination! 

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Continental Research Orchestra – Naboko Samba (1986)

First release by french duet Continental Research Orchestra on label Disques Dreyfus in 1986. Another great and underrated single including two outstanding afrobeat tracks both produced by lead member Claude Salmieri.

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Spiritual

Kat-Tet – Women (1980)

Here is an interesting record of 80’s Modal/Jazz by Kat-Tet released, believe it or not, in Guadeloupe in 1980. Apart from its appealing picture cover, this album contains some pretty good tracks.

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Pozo Hayes – Looking Over There (1985)

This is the first album released by Ghanaian singer Pozo Hayes. The album features several great tracks including “Akika Akikayi”, “Anlimah Abenlema” and “Suffering In This World”.

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Image – Image 1 (1986)

This is another great african boogie by Image released on WEA label! Main track “Malebu” is backed with a very catchy mid-tempo track titled “Got To Keep It Up’” in its extended version.  Enjoy! 

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Supa Frika – Holiday Nights (1985)

Holiday Nights by Supa Frika is a classic EP of South Africa Boogie released in 1985. This release include several hits such as “Traffic Woman”, “How Will You Know”…

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Condry Ziqubu / Lumumba – Sounds Of Soweto (Promo)

Great Condry Ziqubu single from 1987. This 12″ was released just after the well known “Gorilla Man” and has a similar instrumentation vibe.

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Kassav’ – Lagué Moin (1980)

Lagué Moin is release by francophone zouk band Kassav’ on Guadeloupean label FM Productions. This is a terrific piece of zouk and funk album from the early 80’s.

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Cheap Magic

Cheap Magic, Part Two

Today I’ll be sharing 20 cool releases you can buy on Music Basement for under $5… Perfect gifts, italo-disco, deep house, balearic and many more. Get them at as soon as possible…

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Bobbie Ejike – Checkin’ Out (1985)

Very interesting Nigerian release on DRP/Dragon Records (1985). Great release by Nigerian singer Bobbie Ejike.

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Kamazu – Indaba Kabani (1991)

This is the fourth album released by South African singer Kamazu. The album features several great tracks including “Wafika U Baas” , “Phambile African Man” and “Indaba Kabani”.

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Rush – Molo Bas (Looking For A Job) (1989)

Nice and in-demand piece of late-80’s Bubblegum out of South Africa. Very firt release by short-lived band Rush.

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Wa’de – Mister Big Mouth (1989)

This is Wa’de first and last release as far as we know. It definitely appears to be a highly collectable item as it’s almost impossible to find out a copy today at reasonable price.

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Lady Thuli – I’m Gonna Make It (1988)

I‘m Gonna Make It is the one and and only release brought by totally unknown and short-lived South African singer Lady Thuli.

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Burnin Beat – It’s Hot (1979)

Ultra classy tune produced by Burnin Beat. A stunning release in any case!

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Bayete – Blue Monday (1986)

Ultra in demand 80’s Boogie record written and produced by Bayete on obscure South African label Decibel Music.

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Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volumen Six (2019)

Is it possible to truly find the 10 greatest dance african tracks? We’ve gone back further, exploring what we believe are the true roots of african dance music and we’ve included more from the 1970s and ’80s since that was when history was really being made.

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Experimental

West African Cosmos – West African Cosmos Et Umbañ U Kset (1976)

One and only sought after LP by West African Cosmos (Loy Ehrlich, Umbañ U Kset, Wasis Diop) featuring the smashing fusion tune “Sumasañone”.

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Dr. Adolf Ahanotu – Odejimjim (1985)

Odejimjim is the debut release by Nigerisan singer, Adolf Ahanotu. We’re talking about high end 80’s Afrobeat right here! Scarce and of course in-demand!

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CJB – The Boss Is Back (1986)

The Boss Is Back is a 4 tracks LP by african band CJB released on small label Sound Rays Records that features 2 exceptional songs, the zouk “The Boss Is Back” and “The Beach”.

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Various Artists – African Disco Volume 1 (1974)

This compilation African Disco Volume 1 by french label Artistes Africains Associes. The track that really stands out on this compilation is “M’Pevu” by King Joe Bale.

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Satari – Malebu (1986)

Here is african band Satari (Don Laka, Donovan Knox and Jimmy Mngwandi) rarest and first track on the original Wea International label.

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Jimmy et Fredo – Samedi Super Makosmurf (1985)

African self made released in 1985. This is unfortunately the one and only release by project Jimmy et Fredo. This album was produced by Jimmy Mvondo Mvele and Fredo Tete.

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