Monday, August 8, 2011

Spotlight: Karthala 72

You may not have heard of Electric Cowbell Records but if their latest release is any indication of what they're about then maybe we all should get a little more familiar. Last week, we got word that they were dropping a 7-inch (that's vinyl for you young Afropoppers) by a group that goes by Karthala 72. The single, "Dans Le Coeur Du Feu," brings some seriously dark, driving funk meets Afrobeat. There isn't much on the group out their on the internet. We can't even figure out exactly where they are from. In fact, their Facebook page as of right now has only 9 likes. Nevertheless, Karthala 72 claims that their sound takes "from the traditional music of the Comoros, to Anatolian bazaar jazz to the more familiar beat of percussion led afro-funk."

Sounds awesome. So does the single below. Sneak a listen and get your Monday morning going.

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