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Fela Kuti’s Entire Discography on Bandcamp – Stream for Free

Fela Kuti is godly in many ways, obviously as the godfather of Afrobeat, the visionnary bandleader who did 10 hours shows at his Shrine nightclub that were more like religious experiences and a god send to all DJs who put on hi...
by DJ Asma

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Dur-Dur Band “Dooyo” (1987)

You know when you are just scanning through hundreds of songs and albums just to find one you actually like. And with every track that passes you become more and more depressed because nothing is jumping out at you. Sometimes, ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Mix of the Day: Gilles Peterson “Nelson Mandela Tribute”

via @Brownswood: “Gilles pays tribute to the late, great, Nelson Mandela with this extended mix from his earlier tribute on BBC 6 Music. 1 hour of carefully curated songs of hope, freedom and future.” Playlist 1 –...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 

 
“A Tribute To Mandela” by King Kong Disko

Mix of the Day: “A Tribute To Mandela” by King Kong Disko

via King Kong Disco: “Tonight we received the sad news that a real freedom fighter icon of the 20th century has finally passed away. On the 5th of December 2013 Nelson Mandela died in Johannesburg. His name stands for a l...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Sofrito Records “Sound of Cape Verde EP”

Sofrito Records “Sound of Cape Verde EP”

via Sofrito: “Musical collisions in the Atlantic! Sofrito kicks off the new Island Series with a celebration of the vital dancefloor sounds of Cape Verde – a mixture of local Funana and Coladeira rhythms, Batuque percus...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Afrolicious “Pleasure Power / Pleasure Time”

Future Classic: Afrolicious “Pleasure Power / Pleasure Time”

The seminal Afro-funk outfit, San Francisco’s very own, Afrolicious, are back again with a couple of brand new ep’s, “Pleasure Power” and ‘Pleasure Time.’ If you’ve ever been to their w...
by DJ EVO

 

 
Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

Forgotten Treasure: Oby Onyioha “Enjoy Your Life” (1981)

One fine morning last spring, bright and early, my friend played this Disco song at full volume across the empty shop we were working in. It was a song I had never heard before but instantly loved and needed to have in my colle...
by Devon Eve

 
 
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Musica Afro Funky “Volume 1″ (Stargazer)

via Sounds Of The Universe (Record Store in London, UK) Super cool 12” vinyl double pack featuring a superb selection of obscure slo-mo gems from the 70s and early 80s that found favour on Italy’s Afro Funky / Cosmic disco ...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
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Forgotten Treasure: Kiki Gyan “24 Hours In A Disco” (1978-82)

Kiki Gyan (real name Kofi Kwarko Gyan) was a Ghanaian superstar who was celebrated as “Africa’s answer to Stevie Wonder”. Starting with piano at age five, he took music very seriously, to the point where it ha...
by Doc'trin

 

 
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Future Classic: Owiny Sigoma Band “Power Punch” (Brownswood Recordings)

Usually when I say that a record or a song is “interesting”, it’s a polite way of saying it’s not really my thing or doesn’t inspire any sort of overly positive or negative reaction. But when it comes to the Owiny Sig...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Cultures of Sound - Laidback Radio - Deano Sounds

Mix of the day: “Cultures of Soul” (Laidback Radio)

Deano Sounds has been DJing and collecting vintage records for over a decade now. In 2008 he started DJing for Viva Radio and created his Cultures of Soul Radio Show which features eclectic vintage music for the dancefloor from...
by Lexis (MIMS Founder)

 
 
Forgotten Treasure: Hugh Masekela “Don’t Go Lose It Baby”

Forgotten Treasure: Hugh Masekela “Don’t Go Lose It Baby” (1984)

Today I am happily sharing one of my favorite Afro-Funk songs, a jam that I believe still has the ability to create disco delight on the dance floor today. The track I’m talking about is Hugh Masekela’s legendary undergroun...
by Devon Eve