Sofrito drop more tropical flavours with a double shot of vital Soukous / Coupé Décalé hybrids out of Abidjan & Paris. “Nassima” is a deep hybrid of Soukous and Highlife, recorded in Abidjan in 1975 by the mysterious Bazaré D. Pablo. Thumping percussion, intricate guitar, ethereal vocals and a solid bassline add up to a perennial Sofrito classic that never fails. On the flip side Atalaku 8 – a Paris-based Ivoirien/Congolese group operating out of the legendary Kos studio – lay down a seriously funky house-tempo Coupé Décalé track, topped off with a Siwo dub.
Take some time out of your busy day and check these special sounds.
A1: Nassima (12″ edit) / Bazaré D. Pablo
B1: Africa (Original Mix) / Atalaku 8
B2: Africa (Siwo Dub) / Atalaku 8