Various – African Scream Contest 2 (2xLP, Comp, Gat)

Various – African Scream Contest 2 (2xLP, Comp, Gat)

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Various – African Scream Contest 2

A great compilation can open the gate to another world. Who knew that some of the most exciting Afro-funk records of all time were actually made in the small West African country of Benin? Once Analog Africa released the first African Scream Contest in 2008, the proof was there for all to hear, gut-busting yelps, lethally welldrilled horn sections and irresistibly insistent rhythms added up to a record that took you into its own space with the same electrifying sureness as any favourite blues or soul or funk or punk sampler you might care to mention.

Ten years on, intrepid crate-digger Samy Ben Redjeb unveils a new treasuretrove of Vodoun-inspired Afrobeat heavy funk crossover greatness. Right from the laceratingly raw guitar fanfare which kicks off Les Sympathics’ pile-driving opener, it’s clear that African Scream Contest II is going to be every bit as joyous a voyage of discovery as its predecessor. And just as you’re trying to get off the canvas after this one-punch knock out, an irresistible Afro-ska romp with a more than subliminal echo of the Batman theme puts you right back there. Ignace De Souza and the Melody Aces’ “Asaw Fofor” would’ve been a killer instrumental but once you’ve factored in the improbably-rich-to-the-point-of-being-Nat-King-Cole-influenced lead vocal, it’s a total revelation. 

A1 – A Min We Vo Nou We
A2 – Asaw Fofar
A3 – Dja Dja Dja
B1 – L’enfance
B2 – Mé Adomina
B3 – Nounignon Ma Kpon Midji
B4 – Moulon Devia
C1 – Paulina
C2 – Glenon Ho Akue
C3 – Sadé
C4 – Baba L’Oke Ba’Wagbe
D1 – Gangnidodo
D2 – How Much Love Naturally Cost
D3 – Idavi

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Additional information

Weight460 kg
Sleeve condition

Mint (M)

Condition

Mint (M)

Title

African Scream Contest 2

Artist

Various

Format

2xLP, Comp, Gat

Catalog number

AALP086

Year

2018

Label

Analog Africa

Format name

Vinyl

Genres

Folk World & Country, Funk / Soul, Rock

Styles

African, Afrobeat, Funk, Psychedelic