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Mundo del Funkenfuzz

Artist Song Buy
Ofege  Gbe Mi Lo (Nigeria)  buy on itunes
Som Imaginario  Morse (Brazil)  buy on itunes
Laghonia  Bahia (Peru)  buy on itunes
Ofo & The Black Company  Allah Wakbarr (W. Africa/UK)  buy on itunes
Bwana   Todo Es Real (Columbia)  buy on itunes
Hot Butter's Sound  Pa Pa Pa (Peru)  buy on itunes
Pax  Exorcismo (Peru)  buy on itunes
Osibisa  Music For Gong Gong (UK/World!)  buy on itunes
Fela Ransome Kuti & the Africa '70  Expensive Shit (Nigeria)  buy on itunes
Janko Nilovic  Drug Song (France)  buy on itunes
Demon Fuzz  Past Present and Future (UK)  buy on itunes
William Onyeabor  Better Change Your Mind (Lagos)  buy on itunes
Chico Magnetic Band  My Sorrow (France)  buy on itunes
Ofege   It's Not Easy (Nigeria)  buy on itunes
The Politicians  Psycha-Soula-Funkadelic (USA)  buy on itunes

Comment:

Late 60s to early 70s mix with a taste for the heavy funk grooves and fuzz guitar splashed in liberally. Can't get much higher than the Andes and the Peruvian contingent aim to prove it here! Elsewhere, the African contingent was exploring what "all the ruckus was about" having finally caught on to turnin' on...bass is the place!
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DiCarlo
Date: 8/23/2006
Despite not knowing a single track here, I do know your work brother Valis and I can only assume it's brilliance that goes along with your genius.
You gotta Funkacise!!
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groove366
Date: 8/23/2006
Wow, aside from the Fela and Osibisa... I don't know this stuff. Would really love to hear this.
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lo-fi jr.
Date: 8/23/2006
Triple thick funk and one fine cover. Name yer price for this one, brother man!
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Jim K.
Date: 8/23/2006
Wow! Around the world with hot! That Demon Fuzz track is off of "Afreaka", right? That's way obscure and plenty beautiful...thanks for bringing it up again! And the Chico Magnetic Band? Man, I'd forgotten all about them!! They had a guitarist that everyone compared to Hendrix back then. It's been so long that I can barely remember what they sounded like, 'cept that they knocked me out! Once again, Valis struts his stuff and takes us for a spin into worlds beyond...
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French Connection
Date: 8/23/2006
Bass is the place with me mon ami. Out in Dubai earlier this year, Gobi turned me on to Demon Fuzz & for that I'll be for ever grateful. Funkin' fantastic mix!
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Saaf
Date: 8/23/2006
The Natural is where it's at. Can't decide which title I like better: "Expensive Shit," "Pa Pa Pa," or "Gbe Me Lo." Those JB LPs got around.
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Orchid
Date: 8/23/2006
My oh my. That William Onyeabor tune is the fucking business. And that's the most stylish cover art I've seen in a long time. And three Peruvian tracks? You're spoiling me. All around amazing, valis.
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Leif Averageson
Date: 8/23/2006
Magnifico!
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p the swede
Date: 8/23/2006
Only heard a couple of songs here, which means I got to have it, looks delicous
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musicgnome
Date: 8/23/2006
This is really great stuff and a suprisingly defferent Valisian volume.
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The Misfit
Date: 8/24/2006
Looks fascinating and intoxicating.
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hemizen
Date: 8/24/2006
I trade you my wife and kids for this-ok and one of the dogs-but I get to choose which dog. Bootyful.
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Dead Man
Date: 8/24/2006
I'm familiar with only a couple of the tracks here. Looks like I need to hear this one.
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Mark Petruccelli
Date: 8/24/2006
Intriguing
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sammyg123
Date: 8/24/2006
Fascinating, intruiging, intoxicating, indeed. As Aaron Neville once said ' I don't know much, but I know I'd love this'.
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Sean Lally
Date: 8/24/2006
what sammy said - this looks beyond intriguing.
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Andychr
Date: 8/24/2006
Like groove366, I only really know Fela Kuti and Osibisa, but, oh my, what a tasty-looking collection. Splendido!
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 8/24/2006
Motherfucker. Motherfucker! I must hear this (I can already smell it). I'm mostly in the dark here, 'cept for Fela 'course. Valis you are the shit.
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Barrydali
Date: 8/24/2006
This is something I would love to hear. It looks magnificent.
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Salman1
Date: 8/24/2006
God damn, this looks fantastic. I'd love to hear it.
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GambleOn
Date: 8/24/2006
As people have said: I know barely anything, but it looks fantastic.
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tornadoZ
Date: 8/24/2006
my ears are aching for this one, looks outta this world. and I echo the Orchid on the art.
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Moe
Date: 8/24/2006
Yup, you've stumped the band with most of these selections. But almost everyone here knows that Valis mixes are plum full of tunes that will make the ears grow fonder. Like Flanders said to Mr. (Curtis) Burns: you are the shit.
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Siobhan
Date: 8/25/2006
Wow - I'm seriously lagging behind here. I can't admit being any more enlightened than most people here - Fela Ransome Kuti is about the extent of my knowledge - but I do know that I would love to hear this. Makes me excited that there's even more new and delectable stuff out there just waiting to be heard. Good work!
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sr71
Date: 8/25/2006
dewd, ya gotta make me a copy of this...i've been wanting to hear expensive shit again since the late 80's!!!!!!!
great mix!
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joey de vivre
Date: 8/26/2006
valis spins the globe & I'm left in the dust just trying to imagine a Peruvian Pa Pa Pa -- shoot, I don't even know my hometown USA contingent here -- but when valis is flying the plane, I don't even have to know where he's going, I'll hop on board -
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locovinagre
Date: 8/26/2006
This is my kind of stuff. Funk from Per·? I must start searching. Very groovy.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 8/27/2006
Oh, I want. Want it want it want it!
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Mixxer
Date: 8/27/2006
Funkenfuzz - there is a concept! Never heard one single thing here, but well comprehend the art of the valis touch...
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gobi
Date: 8/31/2006
funkenfuzz indeedy . . . I know a few here and will research some more. Excellent job, I feel some funk coming on myself . . .
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jonpoi
Date: 9/5/2006
Something reeks MOTW about this.
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slipperyhangdoglook
Date: 9/5/2006
excellent mix valis, i think we are collecting similar albums, i did a similar mix awhile ago (world rocks or something similar) but i don't think it was finished off with first class artwork ! but 'back to peru' is amazin. well done and very deserving of motw.
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French Connection
Date: 9/5/2006
Congrats mon ami, well deserved it is too.
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Curtis_Burns
Date: 9/5/2006
"Uniquity" indeed! Congratulations!
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gobi
Date: 9/5/2006
MOTW to boot! Felicitations!
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Mixxer
Date: 9/5/2006
El Mix de La Semana - bien merecido, O Mestre.
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Orchid
Date: 9/5/2006
Hooray! Congratulations valis!
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SteveRaglin
Date: 9/6/2006
I know not a single cut, either, but didn't want to be left off the praise wagon! Afro power!
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p the swede
Date: 9/6/2006
Congrats, If there's a pile that says "Peter AlzTn MurmSstarg 33a 80270 GSvle Sweden " on it, put this one there too
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groove366
Date: 9/6/2006
I commented early on that I would love to hear this mix and then it magically turned up in my mailbox. So now I can say from aural experience that this is an awesome collection of that heavy funk groove that I love so much. Every track is killer. Those two cuts from Peru are a particular ear opener. And that closer... intense stuff. Congratulations on a very deserving MOTW.
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deja_vu_all_over_again
Date: 9/6/2006
Congratulations: well deserved indeed! Echoing the comments below, I'd love to hear this as well. If there's anything of mine you want in exchange for this, do let me know. If I can't tempt you with mixes, I make mean brownies too. SEE me resort to bribery through baked goods...
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Nomates
Date: 9/6/2006
Well done! And in that order...
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Mesh
Date: 9/7/2006
Like many others, I only have heard of a few artists here, but by globetrotting looks and smashing cover, it looks like a winner. Congrats on MOTW!
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Music Man
Date: 9/7/2006
Congrats on mix of the week. Well done.
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Jim K.
Date: 9/8/2006
Congrats on the mix of the week bro...the entire thing, from end to end was stinging, swinging, sweet and hot! Valis rules! (Yet another soundtrack of our lives, eh?).
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sammyg123
Date: 9/8/2006
Congratulations, valis on a much deserving honour. Now, your next goal has to be reaching...
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The Wonder Years
Date: 9/8/2006
...50 Comments!
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kwan_dk
Date: 9/9/2006
Congratulations on MOTW!
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Dom1
Date: 9/9/2006
congrats indeed valis...a fab lookin' mix!
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Thomas_Mohr
Date: 10/1/2006
Congrats, sire, this is a swell-looking piece of excellent shit indeed. Can't wait to find it in that lil' mailbox o' mine . . .
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strgn
Date: 10/8/2006
goddamn, don't know much here, but w/ the som imaginario and fela presence it's gotta be awesome!
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Luke79
Date: 10/14/2006
i wanna 'fro like that - fantastical!
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2FFs
Date: 11/1/2006
Re your comment on one of my mixes: aaaargh - didn't read that one until too late (about Plasticland's show last night). Oh well - they do play out a couple times yearly...
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Mixxer
Date: 12/18/2006
Terrific work! An exotic funky, psyche-y vibe with plenty of hot instrumental action. My fave tracks: 1, 9, 14. (I must like Nigerian music.) You have brought back the goods, O Traveler.
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tornadoZ
Date: 11/26/2007
ahh, Valis. not sure how it all happened, but I was indeed surprised and pleased simultaneously when this showed up in the mail at work. it was well worth the wait, and my ears no longer ache as they did back in August of '06. loved both Ofege tracks, Bwana, Hot Butter's Sound, Demon Fuzz, Chico Magnetic Band, and I wanted the Fela Ransome Kuti & the Africa '70 track to go on for another 13 minutes. really wonderful from start to finish, my work colleagues and I agree. thanks!

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