A1: Dionisio Maio – Corpim Sabe (Alma Negra Edit) B1: Bulimundo – Santo Antòni La Belèm (Hide & Smile Edit) B2: Os Kings – Minino Na Tchora
Musical collisions in the Atlantic!
Sofrito kicks off the new Island Series with a celebration of the vital dancefloor sounds of Cape Verde – a mixture of local Funana and Coladeira rhythms, Batuque percussion and psychedelic disco synths.
A fresh collaboration with Strut Records, this time celebrating the overlooked musical legacy of Haiti, going beyond the voodoo stereotypes and tracing the development of a unique sound that echoed across the Caribbean. out now on double CD and double vinyl (with double CD included), check some of the tracks below!
The ‘Super Discoteca’ Mix CD & T-shirt in collaboration with 101 Apparel. Celebrating the disco end of the Sofrito sound with 60 minutes of Sofrito exclusives and classics, laid down in the studio alongside the one and only DrumTalk. The T-shirts (courtesy of Lewis Heriz) come in cream or brown and are available in small, medium, large and x-large (please state colour preference in order comments at checkout)
To whet your appetites for the imminent release of the Cape Verde 12″, the Alma Negra crew drop a 100% Cape Verdean mix – celebrating the often ignored sounds that sit at the crossroads between the rhythms of the Caribbean and Africa. The mix focuses on the rough, uptempo sounds of Coladeira and Funana from the late 70s and 80s – enjoy!
The Alma Negra collective are based in Basel, Switzerland and are made up of Mario Robles (Miajica), Dario Rosa (Rohrbach aka Chi Coraçao) & Dersu Figueria. You can keep up to date with events and releases here
Frankie Francis dons his King Crab cape and digs into his bag of dubplates and 7″s for a deep roots selection heavy on the percussion – DJ cuts, sweet roots, rocksteady and vintage dubwise from Black Ark, Ras Michael and more….