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  • blog January 2, 2015

    Sahel Sounds Drops End-of-Year Mix

    2014 was full of dope mixes, and before it could come to a close, Chris Kirkley at Sahel Sounds gave us one more. His year-end mix is an outstanding collection of old and new tracks, capping off what was a very productive … Read more »

  • blog December 10, 2014

    tUnE-yArDs Features DJ Marfox and Pearls Negras on “Water Fountain” Remix

    Since first emerging in 2009, indy darlings tUnE-yArDs have been particularly adept at incorporating a variety of African influences into their looping soundscapes. From the stacked horns and hocketed vocals that defined their debut, to the inspired recreation of Fela … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Podcast — Ghost Man: DJ Spoko’s Bacardi House

    DJ Spoko, the South African producer behind some of the country’s (and maybe the continent’s) wildest electronic sounds, has long been something of a mystery. Aside from a few scattered production credits, a handful of YouTube videos, and one solitary … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Afro-Tech: Hailu Mergia on Organs, Ethiopia, and His Classical Instrument

     Hailu Mergia is back. And that’s a good thing. The keyboardist spent the late ’60s and ’70s in the Walias band, an r&b/funk ensemble that played with many of the best known Ethiopian performers of that nation’s golden era. Finding … Read more »

  • blog June 25, 2014

    Afropop Video Premiere: “This Is KiT”

    One of the coolest, friendliest and, without a doubt, most energetic groups to cross our aural radar over the last year or two has been Kuenta i Tambu, the Curaçaoan party starters who mix the bass-heavy sounds of modern dance … Read more »

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