The Mr Bongo staff picks are back, with Karl AKA Black Fan who's chosen the 12" from A. Mislayene 'Yémma / El Fen' - available here.
"I've chosen this re-issue of Aït Meslayene's awesome cosmic Algerian disco rarity El Fen from 1976. It's a simple bass and drum-driven disco chugger, with a quirky leftfield Arabic vocal.
Call me easy, but I’m a sucker for a good old chant on a record. If you haven’t got a few hundred quid burning a hole in your pocket, or have been lucky enough to find an original, then Zpaziale Recordings have got you sorted. Why not treat yourself to 2 copies to stretch those 'li-la-li's' out to keep your dance floor entertained for hours."