Erased Tapes Collection VII Various Artists
- 2Atomos VII (Excerpt)04:00
- 6The Attachment05:31
- 7Parasol (Excerpt)06:25
- 9The Edge04:09
- 11Four (Rival Consoles Remix)05:42
Info for Erased Tapes Collection VII
It was February 5, 2007 when Erased Tapes Records was officially registered. To recognise this day and to thank YOU all for the continuous support you’ve given us, we have set up a number of events and releases, beginning with a label night at this year’s Great Escape Festival and the release of Erased Tapes Collection IV.
A compilation dedicated to funk and pre – zouk period, which has never been documented before. It is compilated by specialists of the genre: Julien Achard (Digger's Digest) and Nicolas SKLIRIS (ex-Superfly Records).
After the success of Kouté Jazz, Heavenly Sweetness comes back with a dancefloor but not jazz compilation, enough to move your feet at through the whole summer ! 13 disco, boogie and Zouk tracks recorded in the 80’s in the West Indies.
The advantage of this selection is precisely that it reveals a broader spectrum than the zouk music style that are badly defined. Most of the tracks, were not much broadcasted even if interpreted by some big names in Caribbean music (Pierre-Edouard Decimus / Patrick St. Eloi / Eddy La Viny). They were too fast classified as Zouk. These Tracks reveal this will of singularity, this merger between traditional and other rhythms genres (funk, disco, afro-beat, Latin Brazilian ...), with the addition of new instruments such as synthesizers and drums machine in the creative process.
In many zouk’s albums, this period often included one or even several, tracks that were qualified as "proto-zouk" and "funky-zouk" or the "boogie-zouk" to emphasize the fusion of genres . But these tracks have remained unknown to the general public because only the "hits" were played on the radio, dance floors (the famous "tan" or “zouk”), clubs and bus.
This album contains no booklet.