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Dizzy K. - Sweet Music, Vol. 1
Vinyl LP
£26.00
Digital
£6.99

Dizzy K.

Sweet Music, Vol. 1

Sticky Buttons

Released: 7th September 2018 | 14 track afro-pop album

Having previously featured on Comb and Razor's popular compilation 'Brand New Wayo', Caribou's 'The Longest Mixtape: 1000 Songs For You' (twice) and remixed by numerous DJs including Kornél Kovács. It has long been over due that Nigerian synth-funk legend Dizzy K gets the reissue he deserves, teaming up with London based record label Sticky Buttons for a very special double LP compilation.

Dizzy K Falola is one of Nigeria's most adored synth-funk artists form the early 80's. His career was propelled by EMI Nigeria who brought him to notoriety with his first album 'Excuse Me Baby', released in 1982. HisHypnotic and joyful phrases laid over unique and original grooves were a recipe for success that put Dizzy K firmly on the map.Within 3 months he was back in the studio recording his second album and touring with international superstars such as The Whispers. The success of his work came both from the creative collaboration of musicians and their progressive style of synth-funk and disco influenced heavily by western artists. The team included Nkono Teles, Felix Liberty and Dizzy K's mentor and manager Tony Okoroji amongst others who together formed the disco funk that infected the homes, streets and clubs of Lagos. Noted in 'Hip Hop Africa: New African Music in a Globalizing World', Dizzy K's song titled Saturday Night Raps which features on Excuse Me Baby is thought to have been on of the earliest examples of commercial African Rap music. It was examples like this that showed Dizzy K was bringing something new to the Nigerian boogie scene

With careful restoration by the man who's expertise and talents have graced some of the most iconic reissues of recent years, including Who Is William Onyeabor and cut loud on double LP this record presents Dizzy K's finest work from his first 3 studio albums putting him at the height of his career keeping the streets of Lagos pumping all night long.