Various Artists - Riot In Lagos

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Riot In Lagos in its essence is a compilation of modern productions and reworks rich in magic from the motherland. Following on from a recent resurgence of Afro inspired Disco thanks to labels like BBE, Strut, Tala A.M and Awesome Tapes From Africa digging heavy, and reissuing some of the best content in  many years from the world's second 
largest continent a wide and  diverse range of. 

To set the overall feel, the album kicks off with Perdu's 'Cece' an upbeat affair with all the attributes of a perfect carnival tune with afro percussion positive vocals and horn section Paul Simon would have been proud of. 

Modern musicianship and productions meets original beats on Drop Out Orchestra's version of Jingo, which samples a rare version of Candido's classic whilst adding their own live guitars and heavy bass for modern club culture, whilst altogether at the other end of the spectrum is the amazing Dolette McDonald, David Byrne and Sting's go to backing vocalist with her first solo release in 30 years with production team FSQ's 'Shaking My Damn Head' a track with an apparent CBGB's feel to it that fuses Afro with the finest 80's Art pop.

South Beach Recycling heading slightly west with a tropical affair influence by the highlife rhythms that drifted down to the cost from nearby Ghana.

 

a1. Drop Out Orchestra - Jin Go La

a2. FSQ Feat Dolette Mcdonald - Shaking My Damn Head

b1. Perdu - Cece

b2. South Beach Recycling - Bongo Man