Electro Chaabi Vs Rinse FM

As reported on The Quietus, there was recently a cool musical exchange project between some UK Rinse FM DJs and the point men on Cairo’s Electro chaabi scene: Knaka, Sadat, Diesel and Figo. Boiler Room hosted a Cairo show (which might be archived soon?) taking over Kode9, Faze Miyake & Artwork from the UK. Following this, the Egyptian MCs & DJs came to London and unleashed their sound on a guest slot on Rinse. Download it here in all it’s glory.

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Faze Miyaki feat.Cairo Project (Sadat, Figo, Diesel & Knaka) Live on Rinse FM -Starts 01:24

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Peru Maravilloso

Longtime readers here know that I’m a big fan of Peruvian music, especially the tropical psyche of Amazonian chicha. Excellent UK label Tiger’s Milk records who I mentioned a while back specialising in Peruvian sounds have recently released a great compilation of rare 60/70s tropical cumbia surf called ‘Peru Maravilloso’. A sure fire heater for the winter months.

Buy it here and check out the trailer..

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Ajukaja – ‘Benga Benga’

Estonia’s Ajukaja remixes this great track by Pepe Kalle and D.O. Misiani. So so good.

Out on vinyl only on Porridge Bullet.

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Burna Boy ‘Yawa Dey’

Heavy dancehall leanings on this great new one from Nigeria’s Burna Boy.

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Stylo G & Sister Nancy ‘Badd’

Can’t fault this new anthem from the untouchable Stylo G and the legendary Sister Nancy. Video shot at this year’s Carnival where the sun bizarrely came out.

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Afrikan Boy – Hit Em Up

Shouts to AB for his ace new Fela sampling track,’Hit em Up’ getting playlisted on BBC Radio 1. Captain Afrika has risen.

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Palm City Social Carnival Hot Up

Special carnival warm up session with myself, Moroka & HDD coming up.

FREE!

All the info is here.

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Reggaeton Bombs mix

This is a new mix I made for Isa GT’s Etoro sessions mix series. I thought it was about time I made pure reggaeton mix. Ever since I discovered this sound in 2004, i’ve always come back to the dembow riddim. It’s addictive and producers in places like Mexico city, Colombia and The Dominican Republic are keeping the sound alive on the street. This is a mix simply of some of my favourite reggaeton songs. Some are old Puerto Rican classics – I’m a big fan of Ivy Queen so she’s got three songs in there. Some tracks I bought in markets in Mexico city by people like Pablito mix and the Under Style collectivo dudes who I think are making amazing music, some are Dominican Republic dem bow songs like Dame Leche and ABCD. I threw in Aidonia’s Pon di Cocky because, although its not reggaeton, i love it as it has a dem bow beat showing that the latin riddims still influences JA music.

Tracklist:
1. DJ Tony – Tra Tra (DJ Tony remix)
2. DJ Amparito – Los Verduleros
3. Unknown – Quiere mi Cosita
4. Demphra – Tillin Tillin
5. Hector & Tito – Azotalo
6. Drake – Started From The Bottom (DJ Dee reggaeton remix)
7. So Shifty feat. Paco Mendoza – Rude Gal
8. DJ Alexis – Bien Slow Remix
9. Javiah – Contacto
10. DJ Warner – Dame Contacto
11. Aidonia – Pon Di Cocky
12. Ivy Queen – Yo Quiero Baliar
13. Ivy Queen – Dile (DJ Santarosa remix)
14. JQ Feat. DJ Motion & DJ Pablito Mix – Tirame Un Perreo
15. DJ Pablito Mix – Muevete Suave
16. Markito mix “El Redeck” – Marroneo
17. Speedy – Sientelo (DJ Akman Bubbling remix)
18. Principal – El Latigo
19. La Familia – Arrebatate
20. K.O. El Mas Completo – A.B.C.D.
21. Jhon Distrito Ft La Delfy – Dame Leche
22. Don Chezina & Ivy Queen – The King and Queena

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K-Melia Mokonzi – ‘Bilokos’

I first met the legendary Pharon Kastro at Secousse when he became our resident MC here in London. Anyone that came down to that night or Palm City Social will know him as being an amazing party starting mic general. Few in the UK know that his band K-Melia were a big deal in DRC Congo which he’s now re-launched with co-vocalists Jazz & LT. Their first release is the Starta EP featuring this dirty Congolese UK funky track we’re loving called ‘Bilokos’ which means recycle.

Buy the Starta EP here

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Uproot Andy – Worldwide Ting mixtape

Fresh from shaking the palms at the New York Redbull Culture clash, the excellent Que Bajo team are launching their own label after 5 years of parties blasting their special blend of jump up Afro-latino tropical mayhem. Uproot Andy delivers a sure fire mixtape of entirely his own productions and remixes taking in everything from salsa to Rai. Download it below.

Tracklist:

1. Worldwide Dembow (ft. Pablo Piddy) – Uproot Andy
2. Homenaje a Justino (Uproot Andy RMX) – Grupo Socavon
3. El Forastero (Uproot Andy RMX) – Galileo y Su Banda
4. Raba Raba (Uproot Andy RMX) – Khaled
5. Bassoue (Uproot Andy RMX) – Les Rapaces
6. Guacha (Uproot Andy RMX) – Frikstailers
7. Lamento de un Guajiro (Uproot Andy RMX) – Fania All Stars
8. Luna Negra (Uproot Andy RMX) – Los Cojolites
9. Camino a Colombia (Uproot Andy RMX) – Estrellas de la Kumbia
10. America (Uproot Andy RMX) – Mulatu Astatke vs. K’naan ft. Mos Def
11. Sada Vasda Rahe Punjab (Uproot Andy RMX) – Mahendra Kapoor
12. Sina Makossa (Uproot Andy & Chief Boima RMX) – Les Wanyika
13. Bonina (Uproot Andy RMX) – Siba e A Fuloresta
14. Mangala Special (Uproot Andy RMX) – Kabaka International Guitar Band

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