DJ Stylus and DJ Meistro of The Sol Power All-Stars kicked off The Vinyl District’s all vinyl monthly at Den Of Thieves with a night of deep, tropical wax. Get the set as a free download!
Ghanaian recording artist Rocky Dawuni comes hard on “African Thriller,” an Afro-pop / dancehall hybrid primed for the dance floor.
Petit Noir’s “Chess”—from the forthcoming five-song EP entitled The King of Anxiety—is a self-described “noirwave” track about a break up.
Ghanaian musician and activist Rocky Dawuni recently dropped “African Thriller,” a pretty monster of a tune on Cumbancha Records.
Luaka Bop has just released a limited two-volume box set of William Onyeabor’s entire discography. Check the unique electro funk sound of “Fantastic Man.”
Here’s a dance floor edit by DJ Meistro of “African Woman,” off of Ebo Taylor’s 2010 LP “Love and Death.”
Asheru is one of the most consistently dope hip-hop artists DC has ever produced. On “Funky DC,” Asheru teams up with Washington’s own The Funk Ark for an afrobeat workout that pays fond tribute to the nation’s capital.
Boss UK bass music by the Owiny Sigoma Band on Gilles Peterson‘s Brownswood Recordings label.
“Mother, Mother” by Fat Freddy’s Drop is a sublime bit of electro afro-beat with the dub reggae DNA that informs most of the band’s sound. The album Blackbird reveals new bits of brilliance with every listen.
Ernesto Djédjé was a huge star on the Ivory Coast in his day and listening to “Ziboté,” it makes perfect sense. Catchy vocals, great instrumentation, groovy rhythms, and—although rare for West African records from the 70s—the recording is crystal clear and expertly mixed. One look at the cover and you know it’s gonna be funky.