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Kon & Amir present Off Track Vol. 2: Queens

As with their previous collection Off Track Vol. 1: Bronx, don’t be concerned that you might not recognise many of the artists, just trust these DJs. And if the Bronx was hot, you’ll want to get the next train to Queens. Kon’s cramed his disc with 11 pre-house disco soul monsters that’ll force you to get your plastic out to book up for the next Southport Weekender whatever the state of the credit crunch. His tracks really represent the farthest reaches of the underground scene of the 70s and some of which are augmented with some edit work to expand the grooves. Amir takes CD2 in a totally different but absolutely dance orientated direction. Now if Queen’s is as African as Amir’s CD, this Borough is a whole melting pot of sounds from the mother continent with diversions via Jamaica, Brazil and big Afro-Cuban beats. All of them are great, and very different than the usual bag of material that ever gets reissued.

Kon’s Selection
1 Angelo Tinsley — Get Down With Me
2 Wood Brass And Steel Band — Long Live Music (Kon’s Edit)
3 The Fabulous Conti Family — You’ve Got Me Goin’ Baby (Kon’s Edit)
4 Venise — Don’t Think About It (Kon’s Live Edit)
5 Sweet Touch — Live It Up (Kon’s Dub Re-touch)
6 Jay W McGhee — Turn Me On (12” Version)
7 Terry Nova — Push With Size (Kon’s Live Edit)
8 Phillip And Lloyd — Keep On Moving
9 Reflections — Reflex
10 Eddie Benitez — We Are The Ones (Somos)
11 Sparkle — Let Yourself Go (Kon’s Edit)

Amir’s Selection
1 Ras Michael & The Sons Of Negus — Boma Yeah
2 Bentho Gustave Titou & L’International Poly-Rythmo — Agnon Djidjo
3 Pedro Gnonnas Et Ses Panchos — Okpo Videa Bossouo
4 Black Truth Rhythm Band — Save D Musician
5 Honore Avolonte Et L’Orchestre Black Santiago — Assounon Dje Dokoli
6 Theodora Ifudu — Hello There
7 Abacothozi — Theme Maboneng
8 Bentho Gustave Titou L’orchestre Poly-Rythmo — I Ya Me Dji Kibi Ni
9 Super Boire Band — Samba
10 Earl Rodney — Midnight Man
11 William Onyeabor — Something You’ll Never Forget
12 Orchestre Black Dragons De Porto-Novo Dahomey — E Sa F’aiye

Bonus selections
1 Dan Satch & His Atomic 8 Dance of Aba - Je Nr'okan
2 Kapingbdi - Wrong Curfew Walk
3 Trama - Straigt Groove
4 Kapingbdi - Kapingbdi
5 Orchestre Black Dragon de Porto - Novo Dahomey - Se Djro
6 Bob Brault Org. - Bilboquet


Will B said...

Thanks for this one, specially for the cd2, looks really exciting. After checking your past posts for sure I'll be keeping an eye on your next selections.

Will B

Anonymous said...

the file seems to be corrupt - i could only extract first six tracks - crc failed on track seven - unexpected end of archive - chris a

jerome green said...

Hi TheFifthMicrophone,

Just to hear these tracks brings unspeakable joy! Thank you!

Peace, Jerome

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