Two heavy-weights in Strut Records and Sofrito have come together to release the best new compilation of the year so far in Tropical Discotheque. This highly anticipated release, 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 many highlights found on the compilation include an exclusive cumbia jam by Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Mỉticos Del Ritmo 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", Adolfo Echeverria's "Sabroso Bacalão" and one of my personal favorites in Frente Cumbiero's funky intrumental gem "Pitchito". If you've been following Sofrito over the past half decade, you already know that everything these guys put out is of the up most quality and the same can be said about this incredible new release. From what I've been able to notice, this compilation has already been flying off the record shelves, therefore I highly recommend picking up a copy while some still exist. Strut and Sofrito, between the two of them, have definitely put out a number of amazing records, however their collaborative release of Tropical Discotheque might be their best yet. Enjoy!
Frente Cumbiero - Pitchito
You can purchase a copy of Sofrito and Strut's new compilation release Tropical Discotheque by Clicking Here.