Mr Vegas – Whine Pon Di Beat

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Daniel Haaksman “Akabongi” ft. Spoek Mathambo

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Kanda Bongo Man in London

kanda bongo man

One of John Peel’s favourites and a huge legend of Congolese Soukous music, Kanada Bongo Man is playing a very special show on 1st April. Palm City Social are hyped to be DJing at the show so come down to Rich Mix and sweat it out. Just in time, AJ Holmes has made a very very special and incredible Soukous mix of some of his favourite Sebens in Congolese Kavasha popular music of 1970’s Kinshasa to the Soukous music of 1980’s and 90’s of Western cities. Grab it below.

Zaiko Langa Langa – Mbeya Mbeya

Orchestre Lipua Lipua – Lemba Lemba

Grand Zaiko WaWa – Menace Divorce

Nyboma – Madiana

Tshala Muana (Featuring Dally Kimoko) – Banda Yango


Nene Tchakou – Soto

Kanda Bongo Man – Sana

Pepe Kalle (Featuring Popolipo) – Roger Milla

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DJ Tron – Roller Disco mixtape

The next episode in DJ Tron’s great Secousse Ghetto music mix series is a spin around the circuit of 70’s Roller Disco action. Taking in some stone cold classics like Ronnie Hudson’s West coast Poplock and Change’s A lover’s Holiday blended with a huge ass shaking feast of worldwide disco gems. Party Time.

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DJ Katapila

When Awesome Tapes From Africa posted this DJ mix from Ghanaian DJ Katapila, I was hearing some some literally awesome things..pitched up 80s/90s old school house played with kuduro levels of energy laced with Katapila’s own MCing like a London pirate radio station.

Good job is he’s just released a record. Buyable right here

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Pull Up: Grime Through The Eyes of Butterz

A very cool film on the Butterz crew.

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MC João – Baile de Favela (KondZilla)

Reliably informed that this was HUGE in Brazil 2015.

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Soft Power – Album Launch

A massive line up at Passing Clouds this Friday for A.J. Holmes and the Hackney Empire’s album launch. I’m playing some records as well as some sick live music from GBQ favourites Los Chinches (Peru), Mbonda Kamikaze (Congo), Cal Jader and The Hackney Empire themseleves. More info here

Check out this great new mixtape by AJ. Be quick, limited downloads.

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A J Holmes & The Hackney Empire ‘De Borboh Way Get Chook Chook Na Inside’ (The Boy with the Thorn in His Side)

Grab this new sun soaked jam by A.J. Holmes & The Hackney Empire, a translation of The Smiths song ‘The Boy With The Thorn In His Side’ from English to Sierra Leone Krio taken from their forthcoming album ‘Soft Power’ dropping in June.

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La Fete African – 2nd May

10 hours of African music ! Catch me with Palm City Social, Floripa, London 2nd May. More details on the Facebook page.

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