This is a great compilation... via Wax Poetics: "Our friends at Cultures of Soul have recently released Tropical Disco Hustle, a very tasty compilation of Caribbean disco and funk that’s fitting perfectly in our summer soundtrack. Sourced via a bevy of the deepest diggers around, the rarities made available here are many and all pack plenty of dance-floor heat.
Favorites include Mavis John’s slinky “Use My Body,” the punchy Trinidadian disco burner “Got to Have You” by Joanne Wilson, Merchant’s jazzy “Instant Funk” and a pair from the rare groove stalwarts Wild Fire. The set, available as a single compact disc or a pair of vinyl LPs, also includes reworks by the Whiskey Barons, disco evangelist Al Kent. and Waxist Selecta."
"Highlights of the 13 tracks included on this compilation are: the under-the-radar cosmic disco tune “Got To Have You” by Joanne Wilson, a rare P&P Records-influenced track “Dance With Me” by Odessey One, the icy cool synth-trenched “Living On A String” by Wild Fire, the incredible dance floor-friendly “Instant Funk” by Merchant, and the disco reggae cover of “Rapper’s Delight” by Prince Blackman masterfully edited by Waxist Selecta.
This compilation was compiled and researched by Deano Sounds and includes edits by Al Kent, the Whiskey Barons, and Waxist Selecta." Out now on CD and 2LP gatefold. All of the tracks here were officially licensed and reissued for the first time ever.
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