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Label focus: Hot Casa Records
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Label focus: Hot Casa Records

We talked to one of the Hot Casa Records’s two founder, Julien Lebrun. The label mainly offers 1970s afro funk reissues and also welcomes today’s productions of artists who pick up the funk torch.

Orlando Julius’s Afro Funk grail from 1978 get a second life
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Orlando Julius's Afro Funk grail from 1978 get a second life

Hot Casa Records reissues Love Peace & Happiness, one of the rarest albums from the Afro Soul maestro.

TOGO SOUL 70, selected rare Togolese recordings from 1971 to 1981
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TOGO SOUL 70, selected rare Togolese recordings from 1971 to 1981

Hot Casa Records present Togo Soul 70 (Selected Rare Togolese Recordings from 1971 to 1981).

Vaudou Game unveils Noussin, an album built for these times
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Vaudou Game unveils Noussin, an album built for these times

Peter Solo’s band, the perfect embodiment of Togolese funk, announce their new project via two singles, “Bella” and “Be My Wife.” The Togolese guitarist and singer Peter Solo (real name Viwanou Déboutoh) makes his comeback […]

PAM Club: 80s Ghana Funk by Julien Lebrun
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PAM Club: 80s Ghana Funk by Julien Lebrun

This week at the PAM Club, the co-founder of Hot Casa Records Julien Lebrun brings us to Ghana with a mixtape full of funky gems from the 80s! With his colleague Afrobrazileiro, Julien Lebrun created […]

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8 albums you need to hear this week
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8 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: a tribute to the city of Belém, an electro-funana compilation, Goldlink’s endorphic mixtape, Manu Dibango doing sound illustrations and much more… Dona Onete Rebujo Following the critical success of her 2017 album […]

The 25 Best Reissues of 2017
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The 25 Best Reissues of 2017

The Pan African Music team select their favorite 2017 reissues. Compilations, vinyl reissues and exclusive archive gems: a short focus on 25 timeless albums that made our year. Listen to selections from this list on […]

Impossibly rare King Bucknor Jr.’s afrofunk album gets vinyl reissue
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Impossibly rare King Bucknor Jr.'s afrofunk album gets vinyl reissue

French label Hot Casa Records reissues African Woman, the second album from Fela Kuti protégé Kingsley Bucknor Jr. Member of Fela’s Kalakuta Republic, King Bucknor Jr. was recorded in 1979 at the Emi studio in […]