THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “Acid Jazz Records continue their exclusive licensing agreement with Albarika Store, the legendary record label that defined the sound of Benin and influenced the entire region of West Africa and beyond. Albarika Store is home to many rare recordings, from more traditional folkloric and Sato styles, to the funk, blues and psych-inspired workouts of the All Mighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou, as they referred to themselves. Many of the original records are sought after by DJs and collectors as prime examples of Afro-funk, Afro-Latin and Afro-psych sounds.
The next in the series of reissues by Acid Jazz presents a straight reproduction of the incredibly hard to find, Poly-Rythmo Vol. 4 album originally from 1978. For DJs and dancers this album has long been about the killer track Aiha Ni Kpe We, an incendiary Afrobeat recording which will activate any dancefloor, anywhere! “Every time I listen to the Orchestre Poly Rythmo … Wow, I just discover something new in the music,” says Gilles Peterson.”