As promised, with 'Disques Debs International Vol. 2: Cadence Revolution 1973-1981', Hugo Mendez (Sofrito) and Emile Omar provide a sequel to their 2018 compilation 'Disques Debs International Vol. 1: An Island Story - Biguine, Afro Latin & Musique Antillaise 1960 -1972'. When on that first volume the duo still focused on the early output of the Guadeloupian Disques Debs label from the period 1960 to 1972, then this sequel features releases from the period 1973 to 1981, the heyday of cadence. Cadence is a modern form of Haitian méringue (not to be confused with the Dominican merengue), and a precursor of the later zouk sound, popularized in the early nineteen sixties by saxophonist Webert Sicot. When Sicot left the compass orchestra Nemours Jean-Baptiste, he started referring to his music as cadence to distinguish it from compass. After the stay of brothers Webert and Raymond Sicot/Cicault on the French Antilles, cadence quickly became the most popular dance music of the early nineteen seventies, replacing gwoka. The track list features big names from that period like Les Vikings, Super Combo and Typical Combo, but also a host of lesser known artists like Guadafrica Combo, Koumbit, Galaxy, Ti Celeste or Bienveillance Abymienne. Apart from cadence, on this volume there's also room for influences from Porto Rican salsa (Typical Combo's 'Piensalo'), Dominican reggae (the excellent 'Stranger' by Midnight Groovers) or disco and funk (Galaxy's infectious 'Disco Funk', certainly one of the highlights on this compilation). Guaranteed party starter!