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.
“African in New York” is going to be available for sale tomorrow. I made a mix to promote in on XLR8R. Check Podcast 234. The EU tour continues this weekend. Here’s a video of the change between Mele and I in Paris. Meles opener kills!
Tracks of mine have been featured on a couple of recent mixes that I thought I should point to. First, the Afrika 21 Mixtape project is a third in a serious for Soicety HAE. This instillation was taken on by Spoek Mathambo. Read about the project, including partner organizations (including Africulturban!) you can donate to here. 2nd, my Brooklyn compatriots Old Money released a blazing mix that includes one of my tracks from the upcoming African in New York EP. If […]
I just uploaded a new mix to Ghetto Bassquake and Akwaaba Music. I also made a commentary on the political and economic context this music was made in at Africa is a Country, and Cluster Mag (If you’ve been missing my posts over at Cluster Mag, I’m doing a series on my travels in West Africa this summer. I already touched on Ghana and Liberia, and will end with my reflections on my return visit to Sierra Leone.) This mix […]
I’m flattered that the folks over at Okay Africa, and my good friend Eddie Stats asked me to put together the inaugural mix for both the Okayafrica Mix Series, and the re-vamped Ghetto Palms column. I really enjoyed making this mix. My goal, as with many of my other mixes, was to cover as much ground as possible within the concept presented. This one being contemporary music from and influenced by Africa, I was able to hit Malian Crunk-Rap to […]
Banana Clipz is out and available as a free download at Ghetto Bassquake! Also check out a new mix I did over at Eddie Stats’ Ghetto Palms Blog. Soukous, Champeta, and Kwaito, a mixed inspired by one of the greatest cities in the world, Baranquilla, Colombia.
I have to say I am very excited that it is time for me to put this up: Banana Clipz Preview Mega-Mini Mix I’ve been waiting to do this style of mix for years. The influence from all those Dancehall mixes I absorbed as a youth have been smashed into this 8 minute laser extravaganza. I know that I am probably just as guilty of this as the next person, but I beg you: after downloading this mix, pleeease do […]
Categories: Mixes, Music, Releases • Tags: banana clipz, Bay Area, Black Nature, Chief Boima, Coupe Decale, Cumbia, Dancehall, House, Khady Black, Kwaito, Los Rakas, mc tidal, Missy Galore, oro 11, Rap
I’ve been pretty World Cup obsessed lately, but before that all started The Fader asked me to do a mix for their Pitch Perfect series, 6 DJ mixes and 10 short documentaries focused on Africa’s hosting of the 2010 World Cup. I was responsible for the North America mix, and was able to include some of my friends in a fully licensed (and paid) mix. Listen to it, download it, and check out the Tracklisting on The Fader’s website. I […]
Artwork by Robert Trujillo “Hello everybody, reporting live from somewhere!” I’d like to share the very exciting for me news that my first EP of original material is up and available for purchase at iTunes, Amazon, or Boomkat online retailers. I’d love the support if you feel like purchasing the record. I’ve been working really hard on producing music for the past few months (there’s been a lack of posting both here and at Ghetto Bassquake.) A slew of releases […]