I had a real fun time as a guest on my DJ partner and roommate Lamin Fofana‘s Sunday morning radio show this past weekend. We laughed the whole way through the rainy morning, and when Lamin would stop suddenly and announce, “on a serious note, there is flash flooding in…” I’d be rolling on the floor. I can’t switch gears that fast. But I mostly wanted to share this because I was able to play a lot of music that […]
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 […]
Vamanos and I have moved from DJing parties and blogging to writing articles together. A natural progression. Check out our first writing collaboration for the Portland Mercury, an article introducing Oregonians to Syrian Dabke king Omar Souleyman: From the Streets of Syria by Boima Tucker and Vamanos
Made in Africa is tomorrow once again and we’ll be featuring DJ Sirak from the NY based Africology crew. We’ve had to switch locations again, and it looks like we’re going to be a nomadic party for now. This will be my last time playing until September as I’ll be off to West Africa for the summer (rainy season), but we have some great guests lined up. Also, just published today on This is Africa is an article I wrote […]
This past couple of weeks I’ve been interviewed twice, and while I miss posting these things at times, I keep a log on my bio page… if you’re interested in what comes out of my mouth (or typing fingers) A longer one about my musical background just went up at Mixpak Records’ website. And a shorter one focused on the phenomenon variously known as “Global” “Tropical” “Bass” music in the San Francisco Bay Guardian Online. Thanks to Michael and Suze.
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
Cover Artwork by Lupo Avanti (my roomate!) In collaboration with the HOMIEZ at Dutty Artz, I am releasing my first collection of remixes as African By The Bay. The crew did such a nice job of putting this page together I’ll let them take over: ————- Dutty Artz is proud to present The African By The Bay EP, an exclusive collection of irresistible remixes from San Francisco/Bay Area producer Chief Boima. The EP is available for free download, and features […]