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After introducing the wider world to the DIY electronics and sunkissed rhythms of the French West Indies via their first volume, Heavenly Sweetness wow us once again with the mighty Digital Zandoli compilation. Compiled by world renowned French diggers Julien Achard (Diggers Digest) and Nicolas Skliris (Superfly Records) Volume 2 contains twelve new musical weapons for the dancefloor from the French West Indies Zouk scene.
This second instalment kicks off in wall shaking style with the tough beats, sound system bass and zouk/dancehall hybrid of "Ban Di Fwan" by Coco / Fabert, before cooling down via an instrumental of Wach' Da's "Confrontation", a sultry poolside roller with fat synth bass and airy flute riffs. Michel Alibo brings the tonalities of US RnB to his tropical rhythm on the A3, before the B-side brings the soulful sound of Osmose, Juliane's synth-zouk stepper and a loved up romp from Champagn'. Onto the second disc and we get a synth-disco stomper from Jo Star (killer!), Alex Rosa's "Sistern" (file next to your Tabuley Rochereau "Hafi Deo") and the body bending banger "Pou Qui A" by Patrick Nuissier. There's no let up on the heat as we hit the D-side, riding the digitally flipped tradional rhythm of Vik'In's "Tension La Ka Mont", chanting along to the gruff vocals of Joyeaux De Cocotier's funk bomb, a skanking with a smile to Djeminay's dubwise "Sun Plash".
Once again it's an all killer, no filler affair, shining a well deserved spotlight on a forgotten corner of the global music map.
Patrick says: I was over in Paris recently on a digging mission, and the flea markets, pound bins and second hand stores are swamped with shit zouk records. It's with this in mind that I give Julien and Nicolas my utmost respect for wading through the wasteland to find only the finest cuts from the French West Indies. Volume One was amazing, but this is better! Bon chance!
Coco / Fabert - Ban Di Fwan
Wach' Da - Confrontation (Instrumental)
Michel Alibo - Pou Jaloux
Osmose - Melodi
Juliane - Blanc E Noir (Instrumental)
Champagn' - L’anmou Aw
Jo Star - Demar Moin
Alex Rosa - Sistem
Patrick Nuissier - Pou Qui A
Vik'In - Tension La Ka Mont
Joyeaux De Cocotier - Pina Colada Coco Loco
Djeminay - Sun Plash