Time for another AFREAKA TRACK FEST!
Let’s go straight to the HEART OF AFRICA and start with a couple of vids that my good mate MPS Pilot put me on to:
NU AFRIKAAN on the block & ONE TO WATCH!
Something new, milder, softer, more thoughful & forgiving from one of the Kings Of Kuduro…must be in L.O.V.E…..lol….
Ok not strictly Afrikaan but Barefoot is HEAVILY influenced by Afrikaana rhythms. Here’s 2 new cutz from Austria’s Barefoot creator.
The first one is South American vocally but with a deep Afrikaana influenced percussive underpinning!
The second one is less to my tastes and is a bit more in the commercial RnB/Soul category but the Afrikaana influence is ever present!
Akwaaba are stretching the musical spectrum for us this month.
They’re proud to share with you a great album by Kenya’s Just A Band, who are immensely popular at home, where they’ve been pushing their new breed of electro pop.
When you first listen to their album, “82”, you might think you’re listening to a new act from the extended Versailles family, home to Daft Punk, Air and Phoenix.
But this is 100% pure Nairobi flavor!!
Grab a free track!
And as always… a sneak peak at things to come!
Free mp3 by Jali Bakary Konteh, talented kora playing griot from Gambia. Out March 9, more info here.
Maasto Records is not Britney’s record label BUT a Finnish urban reggae and dancehall production company founded by musicians / producers Emil and Fellow M.
Apart from producing tight riddims, Maasto cherishes a multicultural society through acknowledging and blending different musical traditions from around the world.
So here’s a couple of tracks, an Electro Soca one to start with and a brilliant Reggae version of Britney’s “Womanizer”
…..shame…Britney almost became family…
Yeah ok not the official logo for the act but I like the pic!
Here’s a GREAT video and track of an upcoming TROPICAL AFRICA-TEK HOUSE track you all need to have in your playlists!
They’re back with the next instalment in our boys excellent IBITHI series and here’s what they say:
Ali Farka Toure, then Tinariwen, now Tamikrest!
AFRIKAAN BLUES IS BLAZZZING!!!!!
Here’s a Kwaito mix that you can stream OR download!
It says it’s Bassss music from the 90’s, mixing is a little suspect but tracks sound FuNkY!
01. Like This Like That – Senyaka
02. Igago – Mawillies
03. Amagrapes – Unknown
04. Dlala Ka Yona – New School
05. Madibuseng – Trompies
06. Theresa – Alaska
07. Manyonyoba – Brothers Of Peace (BOP)
08. S’ghumbhu Umenzani – Nina Brothers