• Rare tracks from Caribbean greats such as The Skatalites & Mighty Sparrow
• Tropical versions of funk classics such as ‘Soul Makossa’, ‘Jive Samba’ & ‘Cissy Strut’
• 5 sought-after classics never before available on CD: De Boys an Dem ‘Cissy Strut’, Swinging Stars ‘Don’t knock my love’, Lunar 7 ‘Spoug Explosion’ and both Blue Rhythm Combo tracks: originals of these can reach over $500 on vinyl!
• Compiled by Hugo Mendez, globe-trotting DJ, producer, record compiler and ambassador for Tropical funk who runs the legendary Sofrito parties and has DJ’ed throughout Europe, the Caribbean, Australia and the USA.
Following on from Nascente’s ‘Cuban Funk Experience’ & ‘Brazilian Funk Experience’ comes ‘Tropical Funk Experience: Island Jump-up’ the hottest funk, soul, reggae, calypso & Afro sounds from the golden era of Caribbean funk.
Featuring tracks from Jamaica, Bermuda, St Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad, Guyana, Dominica & Panama ‘Tropical Funk Experience’ is the most extensive overview of tropical funk from the golden age of the late 1960s to the mid 70s. Virtually all the tracks are hard-to-come-by on CD and here Hugo has selected the hottest funk, soul, reggae, calypso & Afro sounds tunes that are sure-fire dancefloor dynamite as tested by him on his trips across the planet spreading the gospel of