Back in 2012, Rush Hour boss Antal Heitlager put together a sublime collection of obscure Surinamese disco and boogie for sister label Kindred Spirits. Four years on, and with assistance from Thomas Gesthuizen, he presents the follow-up, Surinam Funk Force. Predictably, it's another fine set full of surprise gems and barely-known classics. While some tracks sound authentically American (see the deep and harmonious brilliance of Steve Watson's "Born To Boogie", and Surinam scene stalwart Sumy's eccentric, synth-laden "The Funky 'G' (Only Comes At Night)", some of the most potent cuts lean more heavily on traditional Surinamese music. In this camp you'll find the thrilling funk of Explosion's "Wakka Mang", and the off-kilter tropical disco-funk of Ronald Snijders' "Kaseko Attack".
Steve Watson - "Born To Boogie"
Jam Band 80 - "Jammin'" (with The Jam Band)
Sonny Khoeblal & Rhythmic Touch - "Craziest"
Errol De La Fuente - "Happiness"
Sumy - "The Funky "G" (Only Comes At Night)"
Explosion - "Wakka Mang"
Eddie Tailor - "Love Dance"
Ronald Snijders - "Kaseko Attack"
Astaria - "Jamasa Roro"
Sound Track Orchestra & Silvy - "Tirsa Song"