The Elcados 'Chokoi & Oreje'
This psychedelic groover is taken from the compilation pictured above, ominously titled 'The World Ends' - the latest installment on the always-excellent Soundway re-issue label. The material is sourced from Nigeria in the '70s when musicians were absorbing the psychedelic rock and funk sounds of the West and wringing them back out in their own viscous incarnations. The backdrop was one of intense political strife and upheaval following internal power struggles and the fallout of the Biafran War. This is a feral six-minute taster of the kind of musical responses being posted to the unrest and the West, that manages to reference James Brown, Hendrix and Fela Kuti whilst retaining its own beguiling individuality. Compilation alert!