Friday, November 23, 2007
Once again we have our monthly african music party coming up next Tuesday, 27 November, in London. This time we are lucky to combine the white hot new with the old. Radioclit are breaking new ground in mixing cutting edge new artists such as MIA with rhythms from strange places. They are producing an artist from Malawi called Esau Mwamwaya who will be performing tracks that he has worked in with them and they will be djing afterwards. Come check it out if you are in London. Check out fantastic new track Hide and Seek on their myspace.
12 New Burlington Street (off Regent Street)
9-2 am - 27 November
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EDIT: The party was fantastic. Radioclit deserves their reputation as djs, particularly on this type of music as they rocked it out. Here are two tracks which went down like a storm.
EUE - DJ Znobia
Super Funana - Various
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
I previously posted no. 3 of this series here but I had bought both together and thought I would put this one up as no. 3 got a great response. This one is also from 1988. It's a bit of a novelty value as there are not many great tracks here. It seems the south africans on this comp were trying pretty hard to use their 80's synths and imitate some synth pop from the west. But there is a unique african vibe to each of the songs, though they all do sound quite similar. Best song on side 1 is probably Taboo - Amigo, in my opinion. But of course, it's the interludes that are hilarious here. The no. 3 cassette was featured on bbc radio for that reason.
Jelly Bean - The Real Thing
Patricia Majalisa - Gimba
The New Taxi - Jehoviah
Umoja - 707
William & Yvonne - Mpho Le Mphonyana
Mercy Pakela & Ali Katt - Thank You Jesus
Princess Nana - Sekoloto
Taboo - Amigo
Ziggy Marley & the Melody Makers - Tomorrow People
Richard Jon Smith - Meadowlands
Themba "Thiza" Nhlapo - Saka Dibom-Bom
The Big Dudes - Time is Moving On
Side 2 (to come)