In 1980s black South Africa a local form of pop music evolved as the disco boom died down and slowly...
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In 1980s black South Africa a local form of pop music evolved as the disco boom died down and slowly mutated. It was often ubiquitously described as 'Bubblegum' - usually stripped-down and lo-fi with a predominance of synths, keyboards and drum-machines and overlaid with the kind of deeply soulful trademark vocals and harmonies that South African music is famous for.
Alongside French-Caribbean Zouk this kind of music has slowly been making its way into the DJ sets of many of the most open minded selectors around the world. This compilation is in many ways a sister release to the hugely popular compilation of Nigerian boogie and disco that Soundway released in late 2016 : “Doing it In Lagos: Boogie, Pop & Disco in 1980s Nigeria”.
The album takes its name from the band Ashiko’s track of the same name 'Gumba Fire' that features on the compilation. The term is derived from "gumba-gumba", the term given to the booming speakers of the old spacegram radios that broadcast music into South Africa’s townships and villages. The phrase later evolved into 'Gumba Fire' to refer to a hot party. Put this record and feel the heat!
CD comes in a digipak with booklet of detailed sleeve notes.
Triple LP comes in high gloss gatefold sleeve with 8mm-thick spine, and detailed sleeve notes and images of the original album covers.