Hand picked records important to the history of Soul Strut.
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.