Posts Tagged ‘afrobeat’

Song of Day: Rocky Dawuni “African Thriller (Jeremy Sole Remix)”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Jan 14, 2015

Ghanaian recording artist Rocky Dawuni comes hard on “African Thriller,” an Afro-pop / dancehall hybrid primed for the dance floor.

Song of the Day: Monomono “Give the Beggar a Chance”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
Jun 04, 2014

Here’s a rare Afro rock-psych bomb from Nigeria’s Monomono. I was lucky enough to find a copy of this LP in Kano, Nigeria in 2009. Out of the whole stack of records I took home with me, this is probably my favorite, front to back. Rock solid Afro rock from the first track to the last.

Song of the Day: Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars “Mother in Law”

Posted by: DJ Meistro
May 15, 2012
radio salone

“Mother in Law” is the new one from Sierra Leone’s Refugee Allstars and is a more dancefloor (and DJ) friendly than their previous efforts. Free download!

Sol Power All-Stars at U Street Music Hall

Posted by: Deep Sang
Apr 25, 2012

This Friday, April 27th the SOL POWER ALLSTARS bring their house-influenced samba, salsa, Afrobeat and cumbia sounda to Red Fridays with opening support from Joe L!

Sol Power Tonight at ESL

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Dec 03, 2011

Tonight DJ Stylus, Meistro, and Deep Sang continue their bi-monthly residency as the Sol Power All Stars at the legendary Eighteenth Street Lounge. Get ready for another incredible night of the sounds of the African diaspora: samba, salsa, afrobeat, cumbia, merengue, afro-latin deep house and more.

Deep Sang: Diana & John’s Wedding at Meridian House

Posted by: Deep Sang
Nov 10, 2011
Diana & John cut the cake at Meridian House

It was a beautiful late fall afternoon for an outdoor event at the Meridian House and an epic dance party inside as the evening wore on!

Quantic remixes Owiny Sigoma Band

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Aug 08, 2011

Out now on Gilles Peterson’s Brownswood Recordings is the “Tafsiri Sound” EP from Owiny Sigoma Band. Quantic comes correct (yet again!) on the remix with a deep dancefloor monster!

Motor City Drum Ensemble mix the next DJ Kicks

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Apr 20, 2011

Announced today at the DJ Kicks website, the next installation in the well-known & well-respected DJ mix series will be from Stuttgart’s Danilo Plessow, otherwise known as the excellent Motor City Drum Ensemble. Plessow says the mix will be “A classic Dj kicks, not just a house mix,” covering free jazz, cosmic disco, afrobeat, and classic Chicago house.

Summer Beats

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Jul 27, 2010
sleigh bells

Summer 2010 has been a great one for music, with a triumph from Big Boi, Eminem’s return to chart dominance, and Kelis’ rebirth as a straight-up disco diva. I’m feeling these and more. 1.  Sleigh Bells – Riot Rhythm [N.E.E.T.] 80s metal riffs, hyper-distorto hip-hop beats, girly vocals. What reads like a hot mess on paper […]

Call It An Addiction

Posted by: DJ D-Mac
Apr 30, 2008

Can’t stop, won’t stop buying records. 1.  MRR-ADM feat Malcolm Catto – [untitled] track 01 [MRR] Breaks-heavy, tripped-out, analog-synth psychedelic madness. An instant Soul Strut classic! 2.  African Music Machine – Black Water Gold [Paul Winley Records] Afro-funk disco excellence from the Super Disco Brakes Vol. 8 EP. 3.  Lito Barrientos y su Orquesta – Cumbia en Do […]