Friday, April 03, 2009

Enjoy the Disco Hi-Life

One of the many exciting releases I purchased this past month is Hot Casa's re-issue of Orlando Julius's funky 1976 afro-disco classic "Disco Hi-Life". This, until now, very rare track from the Nigerian Afro-funk legend is a brilliant dispaly of disco afro-beat perfection, blending together funky disco grooves with a more 70's afro-beat sound. The song breaks out all the stops with funky horn arrangements, smooth bass grooves, and plenty of conga action which makes for a nice dancefloor filler. The record consists of two versions of the song with one being the 1976 original and the other being a bit shorter 2009 edited version which I tend to favor, especially because Orlando Julius actually introduces the song himself adding a small message of "Enjoy yourself and be happy!". After one listen to this amazing song, that's exactly how you'll be feeling.

Orlando Julius - Disco Hi-Life (2009 edit)


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David Ballester said...

Thanx for sharing this one. I bought it right away. Amazing song!

Pat Les Stache said...

Hey Disco Dave,

I'm glad to see that some of the free giveaways eventually turn into actual purchases! That's the point. Hopefully it's happening a lot more than I even know on this blog.

Keep in touch.