Various – Sofrito (Tropical Discotheque) (2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE)
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Comprising DJs Hugo Mendez and Frankie Francis alongside The Mighty Crime Minister, Sofrito has consistently combined the serious vinyl hunter’s ear for amazing records with the know-how to throw a great party, rocking dancefloors worldwide since their inception in 2005 with a mixture of vintage tropical grooves and exclusive dubplate edits.
From their legendary Tropical Warehouse events in East London to the clubs and bars of Brooklyn, from beach parties in Greece to festivals and clubs across Europe including WOMAD and the Worldwide Festival, Sofrito has now become an international proposition. Over the years the club has also attracted a string of A-list guests for live performances including Manu Dibango, Poets Of Rhythm, Souljazz Orchestra and Quantic.
The club’s graphics by artist Lewis Heriz have become a vital part of its identity, with each event accompanied by unique hand-drawn poster art, each now a classic in its own right. Running alongside their events, their Sofrito Specials 12′ imprint has made available exclusive edits of impossible-to-find rarities aimed strictly at the dancefloor.
For their debut compilation, Sofrito bring together 15 dynamite tropical grooves old and new ranging from raw cumbia, heavy Congolese soukous, bassline calypso and cosmic highlife. Highlights include an exclusive cumbia by Quantic, ‘Cumbia Mochilla’, a new edit of a rare Victor Uwaifo disco cut and firing Carnival jams from old-timers Roaring Lion and Mighty Shadow. This isn’t about ‘world music’, this is some of the best dance music ever made.
A1 – Quiero Amanaçer
A2 – Je Ne Bois Pas Beaucoup
A3 – Ohue (Frankie Francis & Simbad Edit)
B1 – Arrete Mal Parlé
B2 – Sabroso Bacalão
B3 – Descarga Bontempi
B4 – Popilation Basse-Terrienne Au Abois
C1 – Dat Soca Boat
C2 – Maye Obi Den
C3 – Fa’waka (Pt 1)
C4 – Pitchito
D1 – Cumbia De Mochilla
D2 – Carnival Long Ago
D3 – Mahu Wo Asie (Edit)
D4 – Yiri Yiri Boum
Sofrito (Tropical Discotheque)
2xLP, Comp, Ltd, RE
Folk World & Country, Funk / Soul, Latin
Afro-Cuban, Cumbia, Disco, Salsa, Soukous, Timba, Vallenato