Island Series Mix Vinyl Factory Mix 42

Over 10 years of events and releases we’ve explored many different avenues and styles, from early recordings of Afro Cuban ensembles to Congolese techno experiments and fresh tracks from producers like DrumTalk and Simbad.

This mix takes it back to the roots somewhat and celebrates what is – for us – some of the most effective dancing music ever put on wax. There’s no spiritual jazz, loner psych folk or DIY funk here, just straight-up party music: Cadence, Compas, Soukous, Salsa and more. While by no means dismissing the musicianship and message of the artists included here this is about pure repetitive beats, but hand-made (as it were), all-inclusive and designed for the dancefloor.

The tracks come from Dominica, Guadeloupe, Martinique, La Guyane, Haiti, Puerto Rico, Cote d’Ivoire and Réunion and represent the rhythmic basis of what we love at Sofrito.


El Nuevo Combo – Coq en moin
Swinging Stars of Dominica – Las mal parlé
Smoke – Lass fait socier
Dany Play – Fa’ waka
Gil Fountain & the Midnight Groovers – Pa’ Moli
Eba aka Jerome – Trahison
Bazare D. Pablo – Nassima (12? edit)
Chanel 10 – Lola
Johnny Zamot – Rumba Mozambique
Dolor et ses diables du rythme – Salvana
Firmin Viry – Dimanche Grand Moune
Georges Oranger – Swel-o
Super Combo – Soy Boricua
Orquesta Zodiac – El Adios
Les Charmeurs du Cap – Pa couté conseil

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