The Archive

Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut. This is updated (almost) daily.

Lafayette Afro Rock Band - Malik

  • Lafayette Afro Rock Band

    Malik LP (1974)

    America Records

Ranked #79 in the Soul Strut 200

Wall of Fame worthy for content and cover art.  Unbeknownst to some, Lafayette Afro Rock Band (also known as Ice) were actually from the States and relocated to this less noisy Paris funk scene in the early 70s.  This is one of two coveted LARB releases for its scorching instrumental jazz funk and world famous MPC fodder.  1974's Malik contains the highly sampled "Darkest Light" that's bound to give you early 90s flashbacks of bikini clad hip hop hoes on Daytona Beach.  Other strong tracks include the talk box orgy "Conga" and the Rhodes driven shuffler "Raff".  The original pressing on America Records is rather rare, so prepare to pay.  Thankfully there have been some high quality reissues throughout the years that will more than satisfy any ravenous funk aficionado.


Related Threads

SOUL STRUT 100: # 78 - THE LAFAYETTE AFRO ROCK BAND - MALIK

LAFAYETTE AFRO ROCK BAND "MALIK"?

POST UP YER SECRET BREAK!



Suggested Music