One day, I will own this Pat Thomas & Marijata record. ¬†It’s not his most expensive release, but still goes for pretty good coin and for good reason — “I Need More” is a massive afro funk dance floor bomb. I’l get my hands on it one of these days, but until then, I’ll settle for YouTube clips.

Here is another taste of modern African music: straight outta Ghana, “My Lady” by Jay Ghartey was a smash a few years ago (first in Ghana, then throughout English-speaking West Africa). Undeniably an R&B pop song—but unmistakably African—it should have been an¬†international hit.