Posts tagged Ayodegi
Enjoying Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra's "Ayodegi"

"A modern Afro-Fusion Ensemble" you say? It already sounded like something I would enjoy and for the most part I did, there was just one song that kept it from transcending me to that "place". This 10 man band called Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra presents a smooth mix of Nigerian Jazz, Afro-Beat, Funk and a sprinkle of French (The band is from France) to what could probably be a good soundtrack to an older spy movie. Overall it sounds great and tracks like 'Orient Express', 'Mamadou', 'Presentations' encapsulate the sounds of the past perfectly, but there was one I didn't care too much for and it was 'Fusion' because it came off as a slightly amateur sound in bass and guitar and couldn't fully get in to. Having only one track I don't really prefer over 10 is a winner for me, and having these vibrant sounds still being faithfully re-created in modern times is what I look forward to and keep searching for. I would recommend this album in the end to those in the endless search of Afro sounds and connect to rhythms from a different past, I for one can't get enough and only have a handful of artists that play this good using similar genres. Praise is always in order when in 2011 there are these groups or people that keep an old sound alive, it also can't an easy task to recreate the ambiance and emotion to which Fela Kuti and a few others spread in their time. Worth the purchase is the definite final call so head over to iTunes, Amazon or Discogs for vinyl and get funkin' to the beat.

Below you will find a teaser audio track and the band performing 'Mamdou' live under it, hope you all enjoy.

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Music Recently Added, Dale Play On That

Ok so the highly anticipated album from Rasheed Chappell 'Future Before Nostalgia' has been out for a few days and it is an amazing collaboration between Rasheed and Kenny Dope, I will have a review for this album up soon so keep a look out. I can honestly recommend this album before the full review... it's that good. Boom Bap and true lyricism is in raw form from Chappell and the Dope man has brought the best of what we are missing in Hip-Hop beats now. I'm loving the album and I knooooow you will too if you like Hip-Hop Check it out on iTunes! My music brother from another mother D recently told me about Muhsinah and I had to download that 'Gone' EP, I heard good things about this artist and any association with Flying Lotus is good enough for me! You can download it for free off her shop. Recently got into the Steve Martin's Bluegrass albums and bought the latest one 'Rare Bird Alert' which is a first for me, I've liked bluegrass before but never to actually purchase it and now I have.

This Afro Latin Vintage Orchestra 'Ayodegi' album is another true surprise for me like Gagadilo, they are a French band and when I tell you these guys sound fantastic oh man... they take you there. I will be doing a review for this soon as well so stay tuned(tabbed) to WGM for that. I'm a big Björk supporter and somehow this fell under my radar (yrs ago) so all late I am finally getting around to hearing it, a compilation of different artists for a tribute to her 'Post' album. It has some familiar faces and even a WGM favorite El Guincho from Spain makes an appearance, if you're interested in downloading it you can get it here.

Obviously I have some listening to do, hope you guys follow along and let me know what you guys think on Twitter!

Peace and stay Giant.