Taking a second to point to this radio documentary about Sierra Leonean Rap and Youth done by my friend Anusha in Slovenia. Besides myself it features my Swedish-Sierra Leonean brethren Mats Utas who has done some of my favorite field research on youth in Sierra Leone. Much of it is not in English, but you can listen to the show, and watch related videos by clicking here.
I have a remix on Brooklyn Afrobeat band Underground System’s new EP. The song is called Bella Ciao and I twisted it into a driving techno-ish tune with a Carioca influenced under-layer…it was also featured on OkayAfrica earlier this week… the EP drops August 5th on Ropeadope records, listen to it here: They also did this pretty cool trailer for the EP featuring my remix…
Geko Jones and I just released a remix on Que Bajo records as part of the joint Suriname Ting EP release with Uproot Andy. We’re also on tour in the states for the month of May. Check us out in Chicago, Milwaukee, San Francisco, Oakland, Austin, NY, or Boston!:
Out on Dutty Artz this past week, my remix of Old Money’s ‘Mothership’ is below. On the official release it sits along side DJ Spoko’s own take of the title track. Lamin Fofana also turned in a great one! Download my remix for free for a limited time on my Soundcloud page. Read more about Old Money and their Afro-futurist philosophy here.
If you didn’t know by now, I’m in South America at the moment. And this has inspired me a lot to start writing again. Check out my two dispatches from Brazil and Colombia published this past March. Keeping myself busy, I’ve also started a radio show while in Rio. It’s called Africa is a Radio, and of course it’s an official partnership with the Africa is a Country Blog. It will be happening once on month Groovalizacion, an online radio station […]
This past December I was a guest on Impose Magazine’s weekly radio show Audio Imposition. The hosts Eric and Edwina were really welcoming and enthusiastic about all we got going on over at Dutty Artz. We spoke a lot about the label’s history, and the future of the crew as it moves beyond just music promotion – a soundtrack is included. Listen here: http://www.imposemagazine.com/bytes/chief-boima-on-six-years-of-dutty-artz Eric Phipps also some great photos of a show I played at Webster Hall alongside Old Money, […]
I just uploaded a remix I did last year with Brooklyn-Sierra Leonean brother Giku to Soundcloud. I forgot to mention the release when it dropped late 2013… I think I was just waiting for someone else to upload it first, ha! It’s available for download or as a 7″ on Stronghold Sound’s bandcamp page.
The always wonderful Jawnita had me down to her show the weekend before I left New York for Brazil, and I did a little over an hour mix of Afro House – Hip Hop remixes (with some of my own productions). Then UK MC Lady Leshurr came thru and blessed the proceedings. Tracklist is archived, and you listen back to the entire show by going to January 25th, 2014 here.