Absolutely seamless mix of Afrobeats (with a heavy hip hop influence). Kikko's thoughtful description of the mix below. Highly recommended.
1. Music is the Weapon Documentary – Fela interview
2. Antibalas – K-Leg
3. Beatconductor – Son of Barabas
4. Quantic feat. Sonny Apkan – Use what you got
5. Troubleman (Mark Pritchard) – Strike hard
6. Nightmares on Wax – African Pirates (Troubleman remix)
7. Jungle Brothers – Good Newz Comin’
8. Mulatu Astatke – Yegelle Tezeta
9. Nephews of Phela – Mulah 2
10. Oddisee – Khartoum
11. Shafiq Husayn – The U.N. Plan
12. Lukid – Fela
13. Common – Heat (Instrumental)
14. Soothsayers – Blinded Souls (Quantic remix)
15. J. Rawls – Bailar (Instrumental)
16. Aloe Blacc – Bailar Scene
17. J. Rawls – Welcome to North Africa
18. Artur Nunes – Tia (Mario Caldato Jr. remix)
Sometime in the late 90's or 2000, I was having dinner with some friends at teabea's house... Some funky ass music (funky, like james brown funky) was playing out of the stereo and I asked what it was. She told me *Fela Kuti* and that's where I first heard his music.
Soon after in 2001, *Antibalas* came out with their first album "Liberation Afrobeat Vol. 1" on the record Label "Ninjatune" which was a label I was buying much of their catalog already... I still remember how hyped I was with a clean recording from the LP and they came through Santa Cruz and f*cking rocked theplace!! Still one of the best shows I've ever seen... I was hooked on this sound, vibe, and energy like many people...
So from then on, I tried to find afrobeat/afrofunk records when I could (not expensive ones) and people were sampling afrobeat rhythms, horn sections, and choppin' up Fela and makin' it BOOM!! Here's a little mix of the modern stuff I play when I play this type of set out... Hope you enjoy...
Much respect to all the musicians, singers, and beat maker's on this mix.
oh yeah, make sure your home or car stereo is at high volume levels to properly listen...