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Various – Gumba Fire (Bubblegum Soul & Synth-Boogie In 1980s South Africa) (3xLP)

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  • With the compilation "Gumba Fire" the reissue specialists from Soundway turn to a music genre that was extremely popular among the black population of South Africa in the eighties: Bubblegum. The genre emerged, as it were, from the ruins of the declining disco boom, comparable to the electro boogie that was burgeoning in the USA at the same time. Like machine funk there, bubblegum was based on a stripped-down lo-fi sound whose central features were synths, keyboards and electronic beats. The only difference was that Bubblegum still featured the soulful and harmonic vocal elements for which the South African music landscape is famous.

    For "Gumba Fire", Miles Cleret (Soundway) and DJ Okapi (Afrosynth Records) selected over a dozen tracks that have had a permanent place in DJ sets over the years and have lost none of their groove to this day. The compilation thus does lasting justice to its title, which is a paraphrase for "hot party."

    If you've been following Soundway's releases for a while, you'll recognize "Gumba Fire" as the companion piece to the 2016 sampler "Doing It In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco In 1980s Nigeria."
  • Artist: Various
    Label: Soundway
    Format: LP
    Units: 3
    Country: UK
    Genre: Soul & Funk
  • A1 My Brother
    A2 Mind Games
    A3 Hlala Nami
    B1 Wayawaya
    B2 Gumba Fire (Madlakadlaka)
    B3 Heartbeat
    C1 Do You Trust Amajita?
    C2 Selallane
    C3 Picnicing
    D1 Hayi Ngodlame
    D2 Gloria
    D3 Africa
    E1 She'S Impossible
    E2 Listen To Me
    F1 Arrow Dub
    F2 Wola Wola