Scootering Recommended Listening The Bongolian Outer Bongolia
For the third time in six years the talented Nasser Bouzida switches to his other identity of the Bongolian for his third album, A Psychedelic Trip To Outer Bongolia, set for release on 5 November. Following on from 2001’s The Bongolian and last year’s Blueprint, The Bongolian, who as usual wrote aII the tracks and played just about all the instruments himself, has another groove laden killer on his hands. Arguably the best release to date, taking the intoxicating blend of SouI, Jazz, Funk and Boogaloo into even newer territories. Containing mainly instrumentals, the new album is aimed fairly and squarely at the dance floor, and hitting the target with each track. Elements of Mod flavoured boogaloo surface, alongside funky, wah-wah laden keyboard riffs. What’s more, despite available studio gadgetry, there’s not a single, solitary sample contained on the album for the duration, what you hear has been played. It’s wall to wall astral trippin psychedelic soul from the opening notes of Talking Synth tothe fade out of closing numberThe Gospel According To The Bongolian and all points in between. Believe each and every single ‘point’ inbetween is as strong as each other. A dance floor inclined opus that ebbs, flows and unrelentingly keeps the vibe alive throughout. Grab yourself the latest Bongolian outing on 5 November for an explosive display of how to go and get funked!