Boomkat Product Review:
**15-song double gatefold LP with extensive liner notes and 11" x 33" poster. A handsome thing!** Samy Ben Redjeb's wonderful Analog Africa series traces the Black Atlantic groove story to Colombia's vibrant port city, Barranquilla in the 1970s. Over 15 songs 'Diablos Del Ritmo' anthologises the virile melting pot of Afrobeat, Palenque, Tropical Funk, Terapia and psychedila rhythms and the tropical dance styles of Puya, Porro, Gaita, Cumbiamba, Mapalé, Chandéon, all exposing a steamy, grinding night's worth of pure groove heat irresistible to anyone with a set of hips and ears. Between the remarkably psychedelic recording of Juan Piña Y su Muchachos' 'La Nena' and Myrian Makenwa's driving funk rutter 'Amampondo', there's more hooks and drums than you can shake two tails to, making for guaranteed party starter or equally a damn fine education in Colombia's more salubrious export. Recommended!