Nigeria Nice 1980-1990$15.00
The intention of this not-for-profit project is to share music that is too good to be lost, and serve as a reminder that music is infinite and will outlive us all. The musicianship of Nigerian session players in the 80s was beyond world class, and the creativity and innovation during an economic boom and bust period of Nigeria’s history were truly staggering. Moman has been collecting Nigerian disco records for years, and finally feels like he's uncovered enough obscurities to put together a high quality zine & mixtape dedicated to the music and its vibrant culture.
Included in this release is a high-quality 20-page art zine featuring original hand painted artwork by Travis Weller. The zine is accompanied by a 70-minute mixtape of rare and out of print Nigerian disco music. The DJ session at Long Road Studios in Oakland, CA was recorded to a high-end Tanberg cassette deck by Kit Center and mastered by Jah Gumby at Father Psalms Studio in Palolo, Hawai’i. All tapes have been dubbed to the highest quality Chrome Type 2 high bias cassettes available.