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Moroka ‘Bad Fun’

After the release of his debut EP on Pollinate, Hackney’s Moroka continues his onslaught of jacking South African house with a grimey London bass sound. This new jam has got to be my favourite yet sounding like DJ Cleo rinsing it out at Night Slugs. Moroka – Bad Fun

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Shake it nah

Got my head too stuck in the books, and I missed this tune by Naeto C. But, DJ Blu Dragon (what up Steve!) of Little Baobab got me caught up to speed when I played there this past Halloween weekend. Had the crowd going mad, singing and shaking along!

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Sabado Rakataka

First person to tweet @conrazon with the tag #rakataka gets a pair of tickets to the Los Rakas show at SOB’s this Saturday in New York. Since that kind of goes against the Ghetto Bassquake spirit of sharing, below’s a special Rakataka treat so you non-tweeting non-New Yorker types don’t feel left out. (sorry to …

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Batida Yumbala mixtape

Artwork by Paul Carr Our friends over at OkayAfrica just posted an exclusive mixtape that Batida’s DJ Mpula cooked up to promote their YUMBALA single after it dropped a few weeks back. Keeping with the same upbeat kuduro vibes of the release, this mix will have you bouncing your way through the winter. Cop it …

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American Bread

Like Manu Chao versión 2.20, Calle 13 use a mix of sounds and rhythms from across a vast sampling of cultures to make political and cultural points about identity. For the above song they use a rhythm called Sayas, that stems from the Afro-Bolivian community in and around Yungas, the valley region in the Andes range outside …

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New Old Dolla Money

A Brooklyn shout out to Caribbean folks, The Lost Boys, and Nissan Maximas.

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Can You Say Gbema?

…If not, at least you can listen to it: The collaborative project Akwaaba Music and I have embarked on, Lone Stars Vol: 1 Hipco & Gbema is out now! Buy it at your nearest clickable link: “Bandcamp, iTunes and next week at other major retailers such as Amazon.”

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Ritmos de Huayño Electronicas

Photo: Max Cabello Been fishing about for Huayno remixes for some reason. Before I’ve only really ever listened to Wendy Sulca stuff in this genre and thats pretty much where my knowledge ends. I just watched this new VBS film about the Huyno murders, looking at the unsolved death of one of Peru’s biggest huayno …

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Johan Hugo ‘Super Mom feat. Baloji’ & ‘Arab Spring’

Fresh back from playing Lake of Stars in Malawi with Esau, our boy Johan of The Very Best / We Don’t Belong in Pacha, Blasts you with a double barrel of always welcome output of pure music sunshine. Earlier this summer, inspired by the North African and Arabic uprisings, he laid down this dabke house …

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NaZaretH & Roulet – Aegyptus EP

If you liked the dark techno flavoured kuduro that Angola’s NaZaretH brought to his killer remix of Batida’s Yumbala (get it here). His productions sound like BSS on bad acid. This is the side of African music that you rarely hear with a slightly brutal paranoid edge. Maybe because its not conventionally ‘African’ sounding and …

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