I was excited to receive a press release from Strut Records this week that they have teamed up with tropical dancefloor label Sofrito to release an upcoming compilation titled Sofrito: Tropical Discotheque. This compilation, which was put together by Sofrito deejays Hugo Mendez, Frankie Francis, and The Mighty Crime Minister, bring together fifteen unmixed, dynamite tropical grooves old and new ranging from raw cumbia, heavy Congolese soukous, bassline calypso, and cosmic highlife. Some of the compilation highlights will include an exclusive cumbia jam by Quantic titled "Cumbia Mochilla", a funky re-edit of Victor Uwaifo's disco gem "Ohue", alongside classic cuts like Gnonnas Pedro's "Yiri Yiri Boom", Roaring Lion's "Carnival Long Ago", and Mighty Shadow's "Dat Soca Boat" among many others. If you've been following Sofrito over past half decade, you'll know that everything these guys put out is of the up most quality and definitely worth owning. The highly anticipated compilation release will begin to make it's way into record shops on January 25th. Mark your calendars!
Gnonnas Pedro - Yiri Yiri Boum