Album review

Bob Sinclar And DJ Gregory - Africanism

Between 2000 and 2001, French DJ Bob Sinclar (the brains behind Jane Fonda-sampling "Gym Tonic") and his buddies (including British act Liquid People, who also featured on Sinclar's fine Cerrone remix package) put out a series of ethnic-influenced singles, crossing African rhythms with digital futurism. Although over 100,000 copies of this album have already been sold abroad, the UK is being treated to a deluxe edition with an additional disc mixed by DJ Gregory. Superb.

Rating: 3 / 10


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