VARIOUS ARTISTS - POP MAKOSSA

VARIOUS ARTISTS - POP MAKOSSA

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Just when you think that the well of obscure music from around the world has run dry, Analog Africa returns to put the record straight. Pop-Makossa shines a light on a glorious but largely overlooked period in the story of Cameroonian makossa, when local musicians began to replace funk and highlife influences with the rubbery bass of classic disco and the sparkling synth flourishes and drum machines of electrofunk. The resultant compilation, which apparently took eight years to produce, is packed full of brilliant cuts, from the heavily-electronic jauntiness of Pasteur Lappe's Sanaga Calypso and horn-totin' Highlife-disco of Emmaniel Kahe and Jeanette Kemogne's Ye Medjuie, to the dense, organ-laden wig out that is Clement Djimogne's Africa.