Events
Afro Electronic Worldwide Sounds

Bonbon Kojak – Chromatic Festival Mix Series

Bonbon Kojak’s story begins in his birthplace, the Congo. Rocked by Congolese music in his childhood, Bonbon Kojak always seemed to gravitate towards rhythm and sound. He later decided to move to Johannesburg where he studied music in its many different forms. After arriving in Montreal, he became an active …

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Events
Afro House / Techno

Akpossoul – Chromatic Festival Mix Series

Akpossoul, also known as Gabe Price, is a Montreal based DJ/Producer originally from Lyon, France. Active for the past four years, he has been associated with MTL’s finest house DJs such as Godfather D, Soph-eye Richard, Jojo Flores and Esan Ellis with whom he co-created and co-animated in 2015, A …

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Guest Mix
Afro Disco Worldwide Sounds

MIMS Guest Mix: Déni Shain (Atangana Records, Marseille)

Déni Shain is DJ, producer, and percussionist. After having travelled the world for almost 20 years searching for new music and artists, he discovered along the way a stash of rare musical pearls – in Europe, Africa and Latin America – music which he shares with us to enjoy in …

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Exclusive PreviewInterviews
Afro Jazz Latin

Waaju Discuss Forthcoming LP & Premiere “Kaolack”

Olindo Records is delighted to present its second release and first LP by London based Afro-Latin Jazz quintet Waaju. A project that never stands still, Waaju’s members have been busy as part of other ensembles (Caravela, Bahla, Jordan Rakei, and Ashley Henry to name a few), which means they cherish …

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Exclusive Preview
Afro House / Techno

Exclusive Premiere: Mpumi “Isilima” (Kalahari Oyster Cult)

Kalahari Oyster Cult presents the reissue of sought-after Kwaito album “Singapore” by Mpumi. Originally released in 1995 on Kariba Records, this album has been in the crosshairs of collectors for a long time. All tracks from the original LP were restored and pressed over 2LP for your listening pleasure. Kwaito …

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Afro Electronic Hip-Hop House / Techno Jazz Soul & Funk

Crucial Material – January 26, 2018

Some big ones coming through the speakers this week, damn! No funny business with the latest yield of releases, and that is a fact. It’s left it hard for us to pick a favourite… so we’ll leave that up to you! Go get ’em. Chris Dave and the Drumhedz “Chris …

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Afro Jazz

Remembering Hugh Masekala

Not often is a musician the embodiment of an entire musical genre let alone a social movement. In the case of South African Jazz giant Hugh Masekela who sadly left us today, the argument can be made that his powerful horn playing and songwriting accomplished just that. Masekela flourished in …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

George Mukabi “Furaha Wenye Gita” (Olvido / Raw Music / Mississippi Records)

via Olvido: An almost mythical figure of African acoustic guitar, George Mukabi’s reinvention of fingerstyle quickly spread from western Kenya throughout East Africa before his tragic death in 1963. Hailing from the Luhya-speaking Kisa Region, George Mukabi combined local elements of the nyatiti lyre and sukuti drum into the bouncing …

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Future Classics
Afro Jazz

Ayetoro “Ominira!” (Funsho)

Ayetoro is an internationally acclaimed Afrobeat band led by composer and pianist Funsho Ogundipe. He was a regular at Afrobeat legend Fela Kuti’s Shrine, and formally launched into the Nigerian music scene in 1998 with his top 50 hit ‘Something Dey’ – a blues-flavoured piano-driven tune from an album of the …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Worldwide Sounds

Siassia & Tokobina “Siassia & Tokobina” (Nouvelle Ambiance)

via NA: New wave rumba disco crossover, recorded in Paris in the mid ’80s. 4 tracks spanning rumba, disco, new wave and reggae experiments from Congolese singer Albert Siassia and his group Tokobina, including two previously unreleased tracks taken from original demo tapes. Siassia & Tokobina by Siassia & Tokobina …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro House / Techno

Sandy B “Amajovi Jovi” (1994, Invisible City Editions)

via ICE: Invisible City returns with the hotly anticipated reissue of Amajovi Jovi by Durban’s O.G. kwaito giant, Sandy B. Originally self-released on cassette and a white label 12”, rumour has it Sandy had to remake the tracks from memory because even he couldn’t find a copy. In its original …

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Forgotten Treasures
Afro Eclectic Electronic

Zazou Biyake “Noir et Blanc” (1983, Crammed Discs)

via CD: At last, the re-mastered vinyl reissue of one of the biggest cult albums in the history of Crammed Discs. This record is constantly being (re)discovered by generations of fans, musicians and DJs, who hail it as an unsurpassed Afro/electronic milestone. Noir et Blanc by Zazou Bikaye The album …

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