Vincent Montana, Jr. | The African Track

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The African Track

by Vincent Montana, Jr.

Vincent Montana, Jr. lets loose his percussive roots and those of his rhythm section session mates and provides this Shit-Hot percussion track spotlighting African grooves and flavors.
Genre: World: African
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1. The African Track (Louis Benedetti Mix)
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2. The African Track (VMJ Original 1979 Track)
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7:37 $0.99
3. The African Track (Louis Benedetti DJ Beats)
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4. The African Track (Bonus Beats)
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1979: Vincent Montana, Jr. lets loose his percussive roots and those of his rhythm section session mates on a production spotlighting African grooves & flavors. He sets aside his main instrument, the Vibraharp and offers up a captivating solo on the Cuica, a friction drum originally used in Africa for lion hunting. As if the spellbinding groove’s not enough, Montana adds a bit of sugar on top and intensifies the track further with a touch of haunting strings & bells. The reaction of various record companies at the time suggests “it’s too far out”.

2006: Over two decades later, Montana extracts a 24” master simply labeled “The African Track” from his archives; the time has come for his far-fetched instrumental to be heard! The “VMJ Original 1979 Track” is “AS IS” apart from minor tweaks and a touch of additional percussion, proving once again that Montana was well ahead of his time. On the remixes, Louis Benedetti takes the controls adding an effective synth stab and new percussion overdubs while still keeping to the original flavor. Two Bonus Beat Versions are provided for maximum DJ work out.

Taken from the 12" Vinyl PSW-12002.


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Greg Fenton, Update Magazine/DMC World

Floor Filler
If its shit-hot percussion you're after then you'll most definitely find it here. 'The African track' combines just about every sexy form of drum and shaking device possible, then builds it all up to fever pitch and adds in a driving keyboard stab to cause further sensation. And that's just Louis Benedetti's reworking. But, make sure you try the 1979 original version from the man himself as well with those Disco strings and jazzy, muted horns sounding out of this world.

Marcia Carr

Montana's timeless classic
Louis Benedetti teams up again with the anointed and gifted percussionist unleashing this timeless classic.

DJ Mannix-Double Jackpot Productions

An original gem
Seems I have missed some gem in 1979! LB's mix is wicked but
it's the Original which does it for me! Respect!

Christos Stamelos

Vincent:a dance innovator
What can i say about this gem? Long lost,now it's available to enjoy-maybe one of the very first tribal tracks ever!!Thanks Vincent and!