Brand new label Odion livingstone, based out of Lagos, Nigeria, presents its debut release, a reissue of the sought after Nigerian disco LP rarity ‘Friday Night’ by Livy Ekemezie.
1. Get It Down
2. Holiday Actions
3. I Wan’ My Bab’ Back
4. Friday Night
5. Classic Lover
6. Night Party
Brand new label Odion livingstone, based out of Lagos, Nigeria, presents its debut release, a reissue of the sought after Nigerian disco LP rarity ‘Friday Night’ by Livy Ekemezie. “I was just out of senior secondary school and I wanted to make an album,” recalls Ekemezie. “I was into disco and funk at the time and I was looking for a bassdriven funky sound. The entire idea was to make an album that sounded like something made in London or the U.S. I tried to sound “American” but we ended up with something else: a mix of American and Nigerian.” ‘Friday Night’ was recorded at Goddy Oku’s Godiac 24-track recording studio in Enugu, one of the best studios
available in Nigeria at the time. “It took about 9 months to a year to make the album,” continues Ekemezie. “I financed it by myself so I had to resort to friends helping out with loans for session men and studio time. The original LP was released on blue vinyl and that idea came from William Onyeabor. We used his pressing plant and he sold the idea to me. It was different so I said ‘why not?’” The LP has been picked up by many in recent months as the demand for Nigerian disco originals has grown with the track ‘Delectation’ receiving an unofficial edit and DJs like Motor City Ensemble dropping the album into their sets. This first ever reissue of the LP
remains faithful to the original issue, remastered and pressed on blue vinyl. It features full original artwork along with new interviews with Livy Ekemezie and contributing musician Jules Elong by Odion Livingstone’s Temi Kogbe.
- First ever reissue of sought after Nigerian disco original LP
- Blue vinyl edition, echoing the original release which was pressed at William Onyeabor’s vinyl plant
- includes the DJ track ‘Delectation’
- new package features all original artwork and new interviews with Livy Ekemezie and musician Jules Elong
FOR FANS OF:
Fela Kuti, Shina Williams, Christy Essien, Lijadu Sisters, T-Fire, Joni Haastrup, Steve Black, Orlando Julius, Sahara All-Stars, The Funkees, Earth Wind & Fire, Brass Construction, Fatback Band Available from 10.03.2017