Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
Assagai were one of the few (if any other) black bands signed to the Vertigo label. The band's sound was a mixture of psychedelic rock, Nigerian afro beat, and funk. Their self-titled debut is most widely known for the track "Telephone Girl" which is an infectious uptempo dance floor funk cut. The beginning beat also served as an inspiration to hip hop producers like DJ Premiere. Other tracks like the afro burners "Cocoa" and "Irin Ajolania" show they are no one trick pony, either.