Afrodesia (3) ‎– Afrodesia - Episode One

Best Record Italy ‎– BST-X067, Best Record ‎– BST-X067
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition

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A1 Deep Down In Zanzibar
Written-By – Dario di Pace, Raffaele Arcella
A2 Desert Storm
Written-By – Dario di Pace, Raffaele Arcella
B1 Meet In Tunis
Written-By – Dario di Pace, Raffaele Arcella
B2 Orion Beat
Written-By – Dario di Pace, Raffaele Arcella

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Mystic Jungle & Whodamanny appears courtesy of Periodica Records.
Afrodesia project born from a close collaboration between Periodica Records and Best Record Italy featuring Mystic Jungle & Whodamanny.
Afrodesia took inspiration from the italian afro-movement that lasted for few years during mid-eighties expecially from those songs produced at the legendary Les Folies Studios in Milan.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Etching Run Out Groove B Side ): BST-X067 - B MPO

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February 13, 2020
edited 11 months ago

This is unbelievably good. Only the little drums intro in Deep Down In Zanzibar is enough to let you understand that this is a massive realease; a dope bass line drop afterwards! Wow, such a great funk masterwork!
Desert storm is another example of funky drums and bassline, with an amazing electronic touch.
Orion beat has that distinctive original electro/hip hop/ bboys beat sound and drum machine drop, the texture is a combination of high quality sound, arrangements, boogie and moderfunk style. Massive respect !



December 5, 2019
Face melting funk. Blast on repeat all night long. Essential.


October 17, 2019

Amazing record from Best Record Italy!
The track "Deep Down In Zanzibar" is a true masterpiece, I love the guitar riff re-edited from "Helen Zanzibar" song.
Great work!


October 15, 2019
This is one of those very funky records, that you will feel the need to turn up your stereo system a little louder than normal for, as it is so very cool and good. Let me tell you too, that the bassline for "Meet in Tunis" is so crucially saucy, it caused my mam to spontaneously pull her hunky toyboy Gavin up off the sofa and start dancing with him, in the front room!!


September 13, 2019

The hottest idea, project and 12’’ release of the year? Absolutely YES! The ambidextrous team of Dario Di Pace and Raffaele Arcella adjusts the epic sound of Les Folies Studio to West Hill Studio's magic of Napoli Sound. On the other hand, Best Record Italy, after its most wanted and golden reissues of Roberto Lodola’s and Fabrizio Fattori’s unique Afro cosmic Italo disco releases, selected as Balearic in our days, it offers first new production for ages and moving the heart of Afrika in the center of Italy back again, thirty-plus years later.

The original percussionist George Aghedo is here too and the ''Afrodesia'' project has ‘that something’ of Afro Mix B Side versions of Les Folies Studio. Synth fusion all over and organic basslines that takes you straight to the wider and early Italo disco where funk what the hot spot. All these among cool vocals, sexy sax and summer effects that not only recalls those days vibes but extended them to the maximum.

On ‘’Deep Down In Zanzibar’’ Periodica’s boogie-tinged analogue synthesizer grooves reshaped on their most sun kissed direction as inspired by Daniele Losi and Roberto Lodola original Afro sound. Afro-inspired electro beat driven ''Desert Storm'' and ''Orion Beat'' intelligently weaves together an intergalactic Afro-beat synth fusion while the party stormer ''Meet In Tunis'' allow to grow and develop at Afrodesia's own way surreal retro sensibility and representative vision of that Afro cosmic era exotism. - DJ Nova, Balearic For You