I’ve got something very, very different for you to get your ears round this week. This one comes from Venezuela and was released in 1976. It’s quite a hard one to categorize – it’s funky, it’s latin, it’s psychedelic and it’s certainly unique!
As you’re probably aware, I dig many sounds from many countries as long as they’re funky and this one certainly hits the mark for me. Ok, so it’s not straight out funk (but then, I do feature loads of that anyway) but it definitely has a groove to it with those bongos.
There is a whole scene of funky records from Central and South America from 68-78 out there and a lot of it seems to have passed under the radar, though people like Quantic and Gilles Peterson have featured some great sounds in the past. So I hope you enjoy this one (those of you who are a little more open-minded) and maybe feel inspired to delve a little deeper into this wonderful world of psychedelic latin funk. Ciao!