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DJ mix: Voodoo Funk's Frank Gossner

Heat the party up with his mix of Nigerian funk, disco and boogie.

Voodoo Funk's Frank Gossner

The sun is reaching ever higher and shining ever brighter; a certain sultry feel is returning to the air, and those little whatevers (flies, gnats, little Tinker Bell fairies...we're not quite sure) are beginning to swarm. In short, it's time for a new mix of impossibly groovy Nigerian funk, disco and boogie from Voodoo Funk's Frank "Franc O" Gossner, culled from his many crate-digging trips in West Africa. (Note: Dig that crazy, boogiefied hip-hop track at the 28-minute mark, which sounds like a rawer version of the material that was coming out on the Sugar Hill label in the late '70s and early '80s.) Mr. O is tossing another of his parties at Zebulon on May 14; a second party is slated for the same venue on the 21st, serving as a release party for Afroboogie specialist Uchenna Ikonne's fab new Brand New Wayo compilation. Until then, groove along to this brilliant set.

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