Afrolicious - Pleasuretime EP
ESL Music (US) ESL204
Following on the heels of the first EP this takes the Afrolicious sound to another level of songwriting, production, and dance heavy beats. Focusing on more uptempo tracks like title track 'Pleasuretime' and 'Never Let No One' each featuring vocalist 'Fresh is Life' from Trinidad, the hybrid of Afro-Beat and Disco-House is emphasized on these tracks and reflect a hybrid that has been explored since the first days of the Afrolicious party.
Revolution is a hard hitting breakbeat with Afro-Beat, Funk, and electronica all meeting on a sure fire dance floor banger. Written as a news broadcast set to a funk beat and reflecting the various global movements over the last year. Featuring 'Pleasuremaker' on lead vocals, other strong vocals were cut by Rhonda, aka 'Red the Black Blond', 'Ziek McCarter' and 'Diamond' all from the Afrolicious organization.
Finally 'Yacouba Diarra' makes a return appearance on 'Bade Malou', a more uptempo follow up to the ‘Dub For Mali’ title track on the debut Afrolicious release. The deep and meditative vibes meet a danceable beat and baseline, and psychedelic effects are juxtaposed against the Ngoni, an acoustic stringed instrument from Africa. Here we have West Africa meeting breakbeats, electronica, dub effects, and psychedelia.
'Pleasuretime' was produced by Rob Garza of Thievery Corporation, and co-produced by 'Pleasuremaker'. A fine release and a reality check video !!!