Via FBN: "The latest vinyl slice from Fly By Night Music sees us head to the depths of central Africa via Paris to track down a feast of rare seventies afro funky jams from Cameroonian master musician EKO. FBNM favourite Riccio is along for the journey too, who has provided a fantastic rerub.
EKO's career has span over 40 years, his musical persuasion beginning humbly with his village’s local church before his formal education at the Senegal conservatoire and Paris’ École Normale de Musique. EKO made a number of jazz funk and disco records in the mid 70s during a stint recording and touring around France before returning to Cameroon to take over his grandfather’s tribal chieftaincy.
The tracks on this reissue are all taken from EKO’s third album, “Funky Disco Music”, recorded in Paris and released on his own Dragon Phenix imprint. Sung in a combination of English and EKO’s native tongue, FBNM have lined up a real excursion in feel good afro-jazz, funk and soul.
Officially licensed and lovingly remastered by Andreas (Lupo) Lubich (CALYX Berlin), and packaged alongside Riccio’s sympathetic work in the cutting room on 12” vinyl."
Out Oct 7, 12" vinyl/digital. Listen below: