Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu (Ghana, 1980s, Marijata Entertainment Network)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Otanhunu“, a digital Afro Synth Highlife track taken from a super confidential album recorded by the Ghanaian band “Marijata” in Toronto (Canada) the late 80s, with crazy synth & bouncy drum machines parts programmed by the underground legend Ata Kak, that may set any dance floor on fire instantly – Enjoy !

Marijata & Ata Kak – Otanhunu

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/4GbnEMO1GPs

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take) (Togo, 1981, Tropical Sounds)

Happy New Year !!

For today, I wanted to share with you an extremely rare unreleased alternate take (maybe the only one copy existing ?) of the track “Do You Know My Name ?” by the legendary musician Roger “Dama” Damawuzan, Togo‘s answer to James Brown, backed here by “Les As du Bénin” orchestra.

That unique demo version includes awesome drum machines parts & crazy breaks that were finally not kept at the time for the final version of the album – Enjoy !

Roger “Dama” Damawuzan et Les As Du Bénin – Do You Know My Name ? (Unreleased Alternate Demo Take)

You can also listen to it on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/uCKAhFoTOL0

Have a nice Sunday, see you on next Wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi (Gabon, 1980s, Self-Released)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Bovenga Ngoyi“, a psychedelic spiritual Afro Fusion UFO track taken from a super obscure album by the Gabonese musician Vyckos Ekondo, self-released in the 80s by the Gabonese Ministry of Health & Social Affairs to promote health care system in Gabon – Enjoy !

Vyckos Ekondo – Bovenga Ngoyi

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/66aQVJXFsjk

Have a nice Wednesday, see you on next Sunday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand de Preseau

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi (Ivory Coast, 1993, Bleu Caraibes)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Gboglo Koffi“, a crazy zouglou afro synth tropical dancefloor burner track, recorded in 1993 in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) by “Les Parents Du Campus” band, personal club fave – Enjoy !

Les Parents Du Campus – Gboglo Koffi

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/ndh7rDV10Io

Have a nice sunday, see you on next wednesday for another musical (re)discovery !

Armand De Preseau

Koko Ateba – Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau (Cameroon, 1982, West African Music)

For today, I wanted to share with you “Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau“, a sweet Bossa Nova Synth Pop track from the Cameroonian singer Koko Ateba – Enjoy !

Koko Ateba – Si T’es Mal Dans Ta Peau

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube Channel here : https://youtu.be/1gU-1e2sZs0

Have a nice Sunday !

Armand de Preseau

Agbo Bruno Vikass – Ganvie (Togo, 1980s, Les Editions A.B.V.)

To begin this new year, I wanted to share with you “Ganvie“, a super obscure deep laid back mid tempo afro synth minimal electro tune recorded in the early 80s by the Togolese musician “Agbo Bruno Vikass” – Enjoy !

Agbo Bruno Vikass – Ganvie

You can also listen to it on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/VAy-m90AonY

All the best, & happy new year !

Armand de Preseau

Bell’A Njoh – Ebolo (Cameroun, SOH, 1978)

Today, I wanted to share with you one of my favourite secret dancefloor weapon, a track from Bell’a Njoh, a Cameroonian artist native of Douala and a friend of mine who passed away a few years ago..

Bell’A Njoh was, with Nkotti François and his Black Styls, one of the father of the Makossa, a musical genre from the city of Douala, and he recorded several albums from the 70s to the 90s.

Ebolo“, the track presented here, is a unique Tropical Afro Disco Boogie song with crazy synths, taken from his first albums and that always set on fire all the dancefloors when I play it – Enjoy !!

Bell’A Njoh – Ebolo

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/6UHpU0RiyMQ

Best regards,

Armand

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit) (Nigeria, 1979, Cosmic Sounds)

N’Draman Blintch was an artist from Nigeria who released three auto-produced obscure albums at the end of the 70s, and who was one of those very few precursors that experimented cosmic vintage synths in Africa back in 70s, as William Onyeabor also did.

I decided to present you an edit I made of “I First U Last“, the last track of his first album, a catchy cosmic Afro Funk track with crazy organ parts – Enjoy !

N’Draman Blintch – I First U Last (Armand de Preseau Edit)

You can also listen to this song on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/u4JhFoC4Fqk

Or on my Soundcloud page here : https://soundcloud.com/armand_de_preseau/ndraman-blintch-i-first-u-last-armand-de-preseau-edit

Have a nice sunday,

Armand

Sissi Massila – Salif (Instrumental) (Togo, 1970s, Inter-Disque Fazao)

Sissi Massila was a singer from Togo who released one and only super obscure album in the late 70’s, produced by the great Togolese musician Mamo Lagbema.

I decided to make you discover the instrumental version of her track “Salif”, a deep track with haunting synths, guitar and saxophone parts – enjoy !

Sissi Massila – Salif (Instrumental)

You can also listen to this track on my Youtube channel here : https://youtu.be/-5dn83c_1EE

Best regards,

Armand