Sammy Massamba gets a new essential reedition

British record label Vive la Musique is republishing a cult afro-disco dancefloor killer by Congolese artist Sammy Massamba.

Five months after the release of Propriété privée on Secousse record label, Congolese producer Sammy Massamba gets another repress. Now, it is a two-track EP taken from his album Béni soit ton nom, originally released in 1990.

After their – now sold out – first release Tabala, Vive la Musique offer their second reedition, a dancefloor-oriented afro-disco cut straight from Congo.

Popular in congo Brazzaville and in Central Africa for his unique blend of Congolese rumba, soukouss, disco and funk, Sammy Massamba was also one of the mentors of the rise of the afro-parisian scene. With its funky bassline, “Azali” is a timeless tube with a New-York garage taste, while “Birika” is more traditional but just as groovy. Head of record label Aroop Roy also did a more DJ-friendly edit of the A side.

Azali out on September 14th. précommandez-le surPre-order it on Bandcamp.

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