Guest Mixes
Afro Hip-Hop Latin

MIMS Guest Mix: DJ Cal Jader (Movimientos, London)

Dive into the Future Sounds of Cuba! “This mix was inspired by the emerging scene of artists coming out of Cuba’s musical hotspots heralded by the likes of the Guampara label, as well as the recent Havana Cultura compilation “Subelo Cuba” both of which reflect the place where Afro-Cuban rhythms, …

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Afro

Exclusive Premiere: Segun Adewale “Atewo-Lara Ka Tepa Mo’se (Ben Gomori’s Jùish Edit)”

The 4th edition in the acclaimed Sterns Edits series sees curator Ben Gomori open up the Sterns Music catalogue to other keen re-editors — with Brownswood / Worldwide genius SMBD (aka Simbad) the first to step up to the plate. Nigeria’s Segun Adewale is sometimes referred to as the ‘crown …

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Afro Worldwide Sounds

Video Premiere: Thabang Tabane “Nyanda Yeni”

We are proud to present the official music video for ‘Nyanda Yeni’, the first single from South Africa’s Thabang Tabane’s upcoming debut solo album, “Matjale”. Son of the late, legendary Dr. Philip Nchipi Tabane, who originated and pioneered Malombo music in the early 1960s, Thabang Tabane has been touring the …

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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 Mixes
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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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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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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