Various Artists / Afro Tech
Album: Afro Tech   Collection:World
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Nov 2002
Label:Quango Music Group  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2002-11-11 Pull Date: 2003-01-13 Charts: Electronic, Reggae/World
Week Ending: Jan 12 Jan 5 Dec 29 Dec 8 Dec 1 Nov 24 Nov 17
Airplays: 2 3 1 6 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 22, 2020: Hanging in the bone yard
4. Dec 01, 2010: Getting Over the Hump!
Dan Gna
2. Sep 08, 2011: Summertime Sunshine (Full Moon)
5. Aug 05, 2010: Sunshine . . . in the Afternoon
Dimini (Matty's Soulflower Mix), Gudfella
3. Jul 07, 2011: Summertime Sunshine
Cantos a Ochun Et Oxa
6. Apr 15, 2010: Morning Glory (sittin' in for J.C.'s Epiphany of Sound)
Dan Gna

Album Review
Reviewed 2002-11-05
COLL: Afro-Tech Label: Quango (World/BPM)
Rating (scale of 1-10, 10 being best): 8.5

This is a really nice collection of African-influenced electronic dance music. It features some really respected dance music producers (Joe Clausell, F. Galliano, Osunlade, D. Ferrer) who blend African rhythms with dance music in an interesting & compelling way that stays true to the “African spirit”, not just slapping some generic beats & samples together. Some are straight up club tracks, others are VERY soulful & funky. Try: 2,3,4,5,6,8,9.

1. Deep house with some real nice & melodic African chants (fem. vocals)
2. Jazzy deep house, sax, congas, chill vibe, smooth vocals (don’t know what language, but it’s nice) – very straight-up house & not really African except for vocals
3. Loose percussion and mellow chants, with wacky electronic warbling effects – I like it
4. Folky with loose percussion, funky laid-back groove, earthy male vocals – very nice
5. Deep house w/ congas and a screaming electric guitar jam – this is SO NYC Afro-Rican-style house that has been pioneered by Masters at Work & the Spiritual Life labels (Joe Claussell is the man behind Spiritual Life)
6. Dope! funky guitar licks, snappy beats, funky vocals in mixed English, getting’ down – real rootsy political words too – I love this song
7. An African chant looped over multi-layered congas and a house-y beat
8. Upliftin’ vocals – multiple African divas & a cheery piano loop – great synth jam
9. I love this song – a catchy female vocal & chorus laid to a funky two-steppy beat w/ some really nice lute-like instrumentation
10. Starts mellow & kind of space-y, then gets into some breakbeat w/ some trippy electronics

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Doumbia, Nahawa Yankaw
2. Gigi Gudfella
3. Allen, Tony Ariya
4. Bagayogo, Issa Banani
5. Les Go Dan Gna
6. Ferrer, Dennis Funu
7. Osunlade Cantos a Ochun Et Oxa
8. Kante, Mory Dimini
9. Galliano, Frederic Koutiom
10. Maal, Baaba Falaye Fanaan