Happy to see the ‘Doing It In Lagos’ compilation from 2016 on Soundway being repressed. It’s one of the few comps out there that put together so many amazing boogie tracks hailing from Nigeria. Nowadays it’s really tough to find good condition copies of the original records, and if you do it will cost you a lot of cash too. This 3 LP with 7 inch bonus takes (arguably) the standout tracks from the LP’s and to create this 20 track opus. It’s safe to say that it has a great bang for buck ratio if you like that infectious boogie sound infused with catchy synths, bumpin’ basslines and often killer drumcomputer programming.
If you are new to these sounds it’s a perfect intro into the works by these very talented musicians that had a high output during the end of 70’s and 80’s, we encourage you to dive deeper into material from the hands of for example Jake Sollo, Dizzy K. Falola, Tony Okoroji, Odion Iruoje, Nkono Teles. You will find many more names along the way..
Compliments for Uchenna Ikonne who co-compiled this and accompanied the release with liner notes.
- A1. Hotline - Fellas Doing It In Lagos Hotline 2:00
- A2. Peter Abdul - Don''t You Know Peter Abdul 2:01
- A3. Steve Monite - Only You Steve Monite 2:00
- B1. Oby Onyioha - Enjoy Your Life Oby Onyioha 2:00
- B2. Kio Amachree - Ivory Kio Amachree 2:00
- B3. Livy Ekemezie - Holiday Action Livy Ekemezie 2:00
- C2. Danny Offia & The Friks - Funk With Me Danny Offia & The Friks 2:00
- C3. Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion - Too Hot Rick Asikpo & Afro Fusion 2:00
- D2. Gboyega Adelaja - Colourful Environment Gboyega Adelaja 2:00
- E2. Sony Enang - Don't Stop That Music Sony Enang 2:00
- F1. Veno - Groove I Like Veno 2:00
- F2. Godfrey Odili - Let's Do More Music Godfrey Odili 2:00
- G. Ofege - Burning Jungle Ofege 2:00