Spoek Mathambo is part of the vanguard of young, African artists rewriting all the rules of dance and pop music. “Let Them Talk” is reworked here from its original appearance on Mathambo’s debut album Mshini Wam.
Brooklyn’s Bembe has been one of the best places for DJ Meistro and me to play over the past year as The Sol Power All-Stars. Here’s an hour long slice of Sol Power getting busy. Free download!
I would describe “Nyuli” by Mim Suleiman as Swahili Nu-Disco / Word House, clearly distinct from the Deep House popular in South Africa.
“Bizness” by the tUnE-yArDs gives me the excitement of hearing new sounds. One of the most amazing things about this music is that it’s largely made by just one person, Merrill Garbus.
Digging through the mix archives, I unearthed and edited this early evening segment of a live set from summer 2012.
Dimitri From Paris joins All Good Funk Alliance and The Sol Power All Stars tonight at U Street Music Hall
An absolutely amazing night of house music, from the afro- and Latin-flavored deep sounds of The Sol Power All Stars (complete with live percussion, as always), to the funky electronic-tinged house of All Good Funk Alliance, to the classic, deep, and soulful house that Dimitri From Paris calls his stock-in-trade. This is a do-not-miss night!
DJ D-Mac & Associates are back with the rinkside beats every Thursday, December 5th thru February 27th, at the skating rink in the Sculpture Garden at the National Gallery of Art!
MC Solaar’s “Bouge De Là” is a track I’ve been playing out since I tracked down the original Talkin’ Loud single back in the early 90′s.
Laura Mvula’s “Green Garden” is a fresh neo-soul gem from the UK.
Myself and DJ Meistro are really happy to be part of OkayAfrica‘s Africa In Your Earbuds series, a curated collection of African music mixes assembled by top selectors. Get some of this sunshine summer dance music in your life by stream or download.