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ARTIST
TITLE
Top of the World
FORMAT
12"

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CATALOG #
VF 007EP VF 007EP
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RELEASE DATE
10/28/2014

Afro-space-disco contagion -- shuffling and wiggling, synthy and bubbling -- from this re-incarnation of Willy Nfor's Mighty Flames, recruited mostly from the wave of Cameroonian musicians drawn to Nigeria in the late-1970s by its heavy new funk sound. After a stint at the Right Time studio in Onitsha, the First Planet cadets ended up at Phonodisk in Lagos, quickly in high demand as session-players. Its name was intended to evoke the cool obliqueness of U.S. handles like Brass Construction and Lakeside, and the mothership connection of chocolate-city P-Funk. Excellent sound by way of Abbey Road and D&M; spiffy 24" by 12" poster.