The Daktaris ‎– Soul Explosion

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
DSLP003 The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album) Desco Records DSLP003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DSCD 003 The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album) Desco Records DSCD 003 US 1998 Sell This Version
DAP-RS001 The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album, RE) Daptone Records DAP-RS001 US 2004 Sell This Version
DAP-009 The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album, RE) Daptone Records DAP-009 US 2006 Sell This Version
DAP-009 The Daktaris Soul Explosion(LP, Album, RE) Daptone Records, Desco Records DAP-009 US 2006 Sell This Version
DAP-900 The Daktaris Soul Explosion(CD, Album) Desco Records, Daptone Records DAP-900 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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ruderoy123

ruderoy123

March 13, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Soul Explosion, LP, Album, DSLP003

If this is all a big hustle i never feel cheated by having a copy of this album if anything i think the quality of the performances along side the dedication to the reproduction of the Afro sound makes this album an underground classic.
I would say the members of Antibalas, The Mighty imperials and The Soul Providers combined, created a unique sound by mimicking their cousins while giving the music a clean and polish, So the overall effect sounds more professional then the average Afro Funk or Soul album recorded in the continent and that must be a good thing if you ask me.
The album is consistent from start to finish and never seems to lose its identity.
I wish more African Afro funk/soul albums sounded this clean.
It is like you are getting the best of both worlds, Authentic world music, recorded in a modern
well looked after studio with new tapes.
I think most Africans would think this was an African band but also be surprised at the albums real origins and that's saying something.
GangofFour

GangofFour

February 14, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
referencing Soul Explosion, LP, Album, RE, DAP-RS001

"It is all a big hustle." That's what you get when you write out the track title "Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti" backwards. And this was the first hint that The Daktaris' "Soul Explosion" was not a reissue of some long lost Afro-beat gem but a masterfully produced recording by a contemporary band. Of course the Desco label is now well known for having attempted such deceptions. The Daktaris is an hommage to the Nigerian sound of Fela Kuti and was performed by a fledgling group that would become "Antibalas". The Desco version is extremely difficult to find making this reissue by Daptone highly welcomed.