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Big Box of Afrosound
7" Single 
Price: $53.99
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Big Box of Afrosound on 7" Single

Vampisoul follows it's Afrosound Of Colombia compilations with a box set containing ten 45s with rare and hard-to-find tropical tracks from the '60s and '70s golden period of the seminal Colombian label Discos Fuentes. This collection Includes many hard-to-find tracks reissued for the first time, presented with liner notes by compiler Pablo Yglesias aka DJ Bongohead and illustrations by CS Fossett. Back when I was first conceiving of the Afrosound of Colombia in 2009, I fantasized about making some limited edition 45s of just such a selection from the Fuentes vaults - putting out a few tracks that were either very hard to find and expensive to get on 45, or that had never been available before on 7-inch. Early on in the design process for Volume 2 of Afrosound, Inigo Pastor, Vampisoul's mastermind, had told me how much he liked CS Fossett's artwork, especially the panel with all the portraits of Fuentes stars. In fact, he suggested we use that as a jumping off point to do a series of 45s utilizing the individual portraits as sleeve art, each one highlighting two songs by that artist, with the tie in concept that we pitch the project as learn to dance the Afrosound with DJ Bongohead or some such tag. The main idea was inspired by Inigo and Vampisoul's brilliant box of Latin soul and boogaloo 45s from a few years back. This way I could do a special collection of ten 45s, not just a few singles, drawing from both of the already issued volumes of Afrosound and also putting in some selections that Inigo and I wanted to have on 45. Some would be tunes released on this format for the first time, while others were cuts nearly impossible to find in the original vinyl; some would be specially remastered just for this project, coming from deep within the vaults at Fuentes HQ in Medellin. But the most important criteria was the tracks had to be fun and/or crazy? These twenty jams represent the taste not only of myself and Inigo, but also several trusted advisors and fellow travelers down the road of Colombian music who tipped me off to certain amazing Fuentes tracks and artists over the years.