J.M.Tim & Foty: African Funk Experimentals LP [Vinyl] - 33RPM

J.M.Tim & Foty

African Funk Experimentals


African Seven

Genre: African Funk
EAN: 5055373535111
Regular price €28,00
Tim (aka Jean Marie Tiam) and Maurice Foty, who died in 2011, are musical cousins from Bafoussam in Cameroon. Their signature vocal harmony sound may be the first thing you hear, but they have also produced some of the funkiest African funk around. They sing in their native language, Ngomâlah, as well as Duala and English.

We start the album off slowly with the scene-setting and largely instrumental "Douala By Night". Tight guitar and choppy clavi drive this song along. The groove is so deep even Missy Elliot couldn't resist a cheeky sample. "Funky Bafoussam" carries on the theme and expands it to include a kick-ass horn section. "More And More" is next and here the vocals burst forth over this up tempo punchy pop-funk track. With "Love Is Light" the pair show their versatility with a smooth English-sung soul ballad.