Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Nacho Patrol - Futuristic Abeba (2008)

This is a distinctly odd one. I recently chanced across this limited run, vinyl only EP after tracking down some early releases by Danny Wolfers AKA Legowelt. It was originally issued on the KSE imprint, a sub label of Kindred Spirits back in 2008 and has subsequently been reissued as a digital download which is available pretty much everywhere. It's four tracks are pure 70's Ethiopian Afrobeat funk draping dirty Vox organs, strutting wah-wah guitars and raw vocoders over hypnotic deep house grooves. I can honestly say I've never heard anything quite like this before and so I went on the hunt for more releases under the Nacho Patrol moniker. I eventually found another EP (The Maze Of Violence - 2009) and a full length album (The Africa Jet Band Album - 2011), both of which are deserving of your attention but neither release quite capturing that filthy strain of raw Fela Kuti style funk that Futuristic Abeba is steeped in.

This is 20 minutes of music that you should most definitely have in your life right now.

Play 'Futuristic Abbis Abeba' by Nacho Patrol

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