The Daktaris - Soul Explosion (Remastered)


The Daktaris - Soul Explosion (Remastered)

The Daktaris is a well-disciplined army of two hundred African Bull Elephants marching relentlessly up your business to the beat from Funky Drummer. Or so began the liner notes on the original pressing of this album...

Truth is often stranger than fiction. In 1998, Desco Records—a precursor to Daptone and Soul Fire Records—released The DaktarisSoul Explosion, ostensibly as a reissue of an unearthed Nigerian LP from the seventies. Though it’s now common knowledge that the story was a bit of a hoax, the record’s significance as a seminal part of the Afrobeat and afro-funk renaissance of the last two decades cannot be denied. The roots of the Budos Band, Antibalas, and uncountable others can be traced back to this enigmatic afro-funk release.

Now, two decades later, Daptone has remastered the album from the original tapes, including a bonus track that had previously only been available on a 45, and featuring extensive all new liner notes by Bosco Mann telling the bizarre true story behind the Daktaris sessions.

 Out December 14th - Limited Translucent Orange Vinyl available (1 per person) while they last! Not included in Holiday LP sale.

Limited Orange Vinyl LP $ 19.99
Standard Black LP $ 18.99
MP3/320 $ 10.00
FLAC $ 10.00
WAV $ 10.00
Musicawai Silt
Quiet Man Is Dead Man
Modern Technology
Super Afrobeat
In the MIddle
Give It Up Turn It Loose
Eltsuhg Ibal Lasiti
Daktari Walk
Voodoo Soul Stew
Upside Down

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