On October 28th, Manifesto Records will release a double-CD compilation from The Lafayette Afro Rock Band aka Ice. The band was formed in Roosevelt, New York in Long Island, and relocated to Paris in 1970 where they recorded with legendary French producer Pierre Jaubert. Almost unknown in their native United States during their recording career, their albums have since been rediscovered by producers and DJs and now celebrated as one of the standout funk bands of the 1970s. Their music has been sampled by Public Enemy, Jay Z, Wreckx-N-Effect, Ice Cube and many others.
The 2-CD set AfroFunkExplosion! features the best and most sampled tracks from The Lafayette Afro Rock Band and Ice, as well as a few tracks from some of their other pseudonyms – Crispy & Co and Captain Dax. The 2-CD set also features extended liner notes and rare photos of the band.
Today, check out the song “Darkest Light” which is probably their most sampled track, originally featured on their Malik album.