Make It Right

Pax Nicholas - Make It Right - März 2016

Release 03/2016

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More Information: „Pax Nicholas and the Ridimtaksi“ ist eine 11-köpfige Band aus Berlin, die unter dem erfahrenen Bandleader und Showman Pax Nicholas (aka Nicholas Addo-Nettey) aus Ghana klassischen und modernen Afrobeat mit einer gehörigen Portion Soul und Funk zum Besten gibt. Das Zusammentreffen professioneller Musiker aus Berlin und Westafrika in diesem Projekt garantiert mitreißende Grooves und eine perfekte Show.

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An Album - Lost In Africa

Found by Voodoo Funk

The Pax Nicholas LP was one of the first African records I ever found. It's also one of the rarest records in my posession as I don't know of anybody else who has ever seen or heard it. Which is a shame because this also is one of the best and most unique sounding Afrobeat records out there.

It was in Philadelphia in the spring of 2005. I had made a visit to Smith's Record store. All the high caliber funk 45s had been gone years ago (many of them into my own collection), but I wanted to say "hi!" to the owner Stanley Smith. When I mentioned that I was about to go to Africa to look for Funk records, he said "I have a stack of African LPs in my office, wanna have a look at them?"

Pax Nicholas Cover FrontI found a few nice pieces but the Pax Nicholas LP was by far the most interesting and unique record in the bunch. A few weeks later, I embarked onto a 3 year long digging trip through West Africa. Hundreds and thousands of records were added to my collection but the Pax Nicholas LP always remained somehow special to me.

I tried to track down Nicholas with the help of friends in Ghana and Nigeria but I couldn't find a lead. All it took in the end was a simple google-search and I had found him: Ironically, Nicholas Nettey had been living in Berlin since 1978. Nic was very enthusiastic about getting his record re-issued. I approached my old friends at Daptone Records about this and after having listened to some sound clips, they decided to make this their first African release.

Pax Nicholas - Cover BackWhen I asked Nic if there were any master tapes left, he told me that years ago, he had had a big fight with his brother during which they both ended up throwing the tapes at each other until they (the tapes) were totally mangled.

Thankfully, my copy of this record was in pristine and unplayed condition when I had found it so we were able to re-master from the original vinyl. This album will be in stores worldwide by September.

Please go to Daptone Records to find out more about this album and about Nicholas Addo-Nettey.

WAXPOETICS: AFRICA ISSUE - FELA No. 39 ALSO INCLUDE: PAX NICHOLAS AND THE NETTEY FAMILY: Pax Nicholas, broke free from Fela's grip to create his own hard-hitting Afrobeat mastepiece.
Photo: © WAXPOETICS
Photo: © WAXPOETICS

WAXPOETICS: AFRICA ISSUE

FELA No. 39 ALSO INCLUDE:

PAX NICHOLAS AND THE NETTEY FAMILY:
Pax Nicholas, broke free from Fela's grip to create his own hard-hitting Afrobeat masterpiece.

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Pax Nicholas And The Ridimtaksi | Afrobeat | Afrofunk | Afrosoul

Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef

Re-Released : September 2009

  • Pax Nicholas And The Nettey Family - Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef - Re-Released : September 2009

September, 1st 2009
Label : DAPTONE RECORDS

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Pax Nicholas And The Ridimtaksi | Afrobeat | Afrofunk | Afrosoul
Na Teef Know De Road Of Teef - LIVE

 

The 70s

Some of the 70s and 80`s LP`s, which Nicholas played and sang on.

LPs of the 70s

  • Releases of the 70th

 

80s till now

Jimi Tenor, Tarwater and sampler works

  • Jimi Tenor, Tarwater and sampler works

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