Nkono Teles – Fiesta Dancin’, 198?

Guest post by Josh Permenter

Nkono Teles was a Cameroonian-born multi-instrumentalist and producer based in Nigeria. He worked under numerous pseudonyms on projects that spanned multiple genres, from disco and reggae, to work with huge artists like King Sunny Adé and Fela Kuti. Fiesta Dancin‘, his first solo record, stands alone as a superb African synth disco masterpiece, on which Teles was responsible for bass, drum machine, electric piano, organ, guitar, synth, lead vocals, production, and writing. Every song is bubblegum roller boogie perfection, guaranteed to fill any dance floor with irresistible electro joyfulness.

A note that this really suffers on laptop speakers, so save it for better speakers or headphones please!

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15 Favorite Releases of 2015

In the spirit of the season, I wanted to share my favorite releases of the year. Happy holidays!
Bryan Ferry – Boys and Girls, 1985
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Cocteau Twins – Lorelei 12″, 1985
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Francis Bebey – Akwaaba, 1985
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Front 242 – No Comment, 1985
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Gervay Briot – Quintessences, 1985
Grace Jones – Slave to the Rhythm 12″, 1985
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Haruomi Hosono – Paradise View, 1985
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Kate Bush – Hounds of Love, 1985
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Lena Platonos – Gallop, 1985
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Prefab Sprout – Steve McQueen, 1985
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Robert Wyatt – Old Rottenhat, 1985
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Sade – Promise, 1985
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Severed Heads – City Slab Horror, 1985
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Scritti Politti – Cupid & Psyche ’85, 1985
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Zazou Bikaye – Mr. Manager EP, 1985
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