Welcome back, this month for the last spot of the season we dropped an african-based mixtape once again. Do you remember our “Afro Madness” mixed selections we’ve been carrying on from a few years? We still dig those selections, because they represent milestones to our personal long journey, as enthusiastic listeners, to discover the world of african sounds from the 70s.
Chapeter 1 was our first contact with african music such as high life and afro beat: a range of fantastic artists we discovered through the excellent compilation series reissued by heroic labels such as Analog Africa, Honest Jon’s and Soundway.
We immediately fell in love with undisputable talents like Orlando Julius (which, i discovered later, was responsible for a personal anthem of mine: going back to my roots), Vis-A-Vis and the The Ogyatanaa show band.
the second one was more deep and had a very spiritual intro, as we entered some new sounds from records we picked from the excellent Superly Records store in Paris. Meet K Frimpong, the mighty Orchestre Poly Rythmo de Cotonou and Buari. This was the first mix for us to feature a track from Akeeb Kareem, an artist that is never going to leave our selections because we love his tribal, wild-hammering rhythm sections alongside his psychedelic guitars.
the third one was made for Ritmo Radio Show in the past year is probably my favourite. It starts with some disco vibes from Nigeria and then explores the raw deepness of the traditional polyrhythms with artists like Karantamba and Akeeb Kareem. Definitely a pleasant trip.
Ok, after this recap you’re ready to enjoy our latest Afro Madness mix, recorded live n direct for Ritmo Radio Show, featuring sounds from, Guelewar, Karantamba, C. K. Mann & His Carousel, Stoneface and more …
Enjoy and let us know what you think about it on twitter! (@jopparelli)