Dance your troubles away

Back in the Wax Poetics "Mingering Mike" issue I found out that Scientist was still around, and had moved to the States .... now I find out he's got new tricks! The dub master (see: "King Tubby's Answer" from the 1996 comp. Dub in the Roots Tradition) pumps up William Onyeabor's "Body and Soul," an obscure Afro-disco track from the '70s, with some lurching, raggedy drums. Hot. This single was put out (in 2002 apparently) by the same guys behind the Afrodisiac Sound System bootlegs ....

William Onyeabor - "Body and Soul (Scientist Remix)"

Scientist - "King Tubby's Answer"

Luaka Bop's Funky Fuzzy Sounds of West Africa brought some more Onyeabor to light last year with this righteous psychedelic groove from Lagos, Nigeria:

William Onyeabor - "Better Change Your Mind"