I’ve been doing a lot of DJing over the air lately. Catch my every Wednesday on Miss Lily’s Radio doing the OkayAfrica Radio Show. Also, I started out the year as a guest on a friend’s radio show. Listen back to my guest set on Hip Hop and Her Family on WNYU.
For our final chapter of the Dutty Artz February Mixtape Mondays (check previous mixes by DJ /rupture & Sonido Martines, DJ Ushka, and DJ Ripley), my brother Geko Jones and I decided to chime in with a collaborative submission. For several years, Geko and I have been following and rearranging the lines that connect Africa and Latin America through our musical explorations. This mix, which touches on Champeta, Semba, Ndombolo, Morna, House, Kuduro, and neo-Highlife, is our latest take on the […]
This is a recently recorded Kuduro set I did as part of the Os Kuduristas showcase at DJ Beto and DJ Ushka’s iBomba party in Brooklyn. Listen to the stream on Mixcloud, and check out some of my further thoughts on Os Kuduristas and Kuduro as an international phenomenon over at Africa is a Country.
Last month on my trip around Europe, I made a stopover in Amsterdam’s Red Light district to DJ and talk on Africanhiphop.com‘s radio show, a site that has been my primary source for information on African Hip Hop scenes for many years. It was an honor and a privilege to hang out with DJ J4 in the studio. While we were broadcasting, you can hear traces of Manchester City fans clashing with Ajax fans in the streets, and getting chased by […]
The Palm Wine blog just published a set of live mixes I did during the Open Art festival in Milan last May. Here’s the press release: OPEN ARTI — a project by Zero and Vodafone — run for the whole month of May 2012 at La Triennale museum in Milan. Simone Bertuzzi/Palm Wine co-curated it with Andrea Lissoni, program and general info can be found on OPEN website and on older Palm Wine posts (here and here). Chief Boima opened the dances during the first three days, playing three sets […]
Cause you say one thing and I say another: TOMATO TOMATO Mix for the 716 Blog This is a somewhat late promo mix for my current US/Europe tour. It started out traversing the East Coast of North America with Sorie Kondi in DC, Philly, and New York. A stop over in Toronto, and then over to Europe. I’ll be in Germany and Italy this weekend! Here is the full list of dates: Washington DC 4/10 Philly 6/10 Toronto 12/10 New […]
I did a mix in collaboration with Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces aka Chimurenga Renaissance for his album Pungwe which drops today in stores. Here’s my description from my Soundcloud page: Tendai Maraire of Shabazz Palaces asked me to do a promo mix for his album Chimurenga Renaissance, and here it is! I really dig the beats from Shabazz Palaces and am really inspired by Tendai’s use of the Mbira, fusing forward-thinking Hip Hop beats with a tradition rooted in Shona […]
Chimurenga Magazine, the great pan-African literary publication based in Cape Town, asked Africa is a Country to contribute a collection of songs for their Power Money Sex reader out this summer. So I ended up cooking up a little mini-mix of a collection of tunes that relate along those lines. Check it out here.