Category Archives: african rhythms

luv317

luv317-midday-mirage

Midday Mirage

a collection of sounds from around the globe that create an aural mirage reflecting the heat of a lazy day; a Fata Morgana of complex rhythms and unique melodic structures.
photo : David Kristian
Tracklist
  1. Improvisation On The Theme Music From Pather Panchali – Ravi Shankar – World Pacific – DOXY (1962/2013) > buy link
  2. Tezeta – Mahmoud Ahmed with the Ibex Band – Amha Records / Mississippi Records (1974/2012) > buy link
  3. Rapture – The Latin Allstars – Crown Records / Stag-O-Lee (1960/2014) > buy link
  4. N’Niyo – Amara Toure – Sonafric / Honest Jon’s Records (1976/2009) > buy link
  5. Yellow Bird – Arthur Lyman – HiFi Records (1961) > buy link
  6. Desert Spaces – Cam Newton – Inner City (1979) > buy link
  7. Valiha Fombandrazanah – Manatsoa – Mississippi Records / Cultural Know (2007/2011)
  8. Pawky – Dorothy Ashby with Frank Wess – Prestige (1958) > buy link
  9. Baobab Sun 7 – Manu Dibango – Telson (1977) > buy link
  10. Echigojishi (The Echigo Lion) – Ensemble Nipponia – Nonesuch Explorer Series (1978/1987)
  11. Menua – Kwame Nkrumah – Columbia (1969)
  12. Tembele – Jean Mpia – Capitol / Honest Jon’s Records (1957/2008) > buy link
  13. Yèkèrmo Sèw – Mulatu Astatke ft. Fekade Amde Maskal – Amha Records / L’Arôme Productions (1974/2002) > buy link
  14. Il Grande Silenzio (Restless) – Ennio Morricone – Parade / Dagored (1968/2016) > buy link
  15. Dawn – Ananda Shankar ft. Indranil Bhattacharya – His Master’s Voice / Far Eastern Sunshine (1975/2015) > buy link
  16. My Funny Valentine – Martin Denny – Liberty (1960)
  17. Monterey – Eden Ahbez and John Harris (with Paul Horn) – Bear Family Productions Ltd. (1963/2016)
  18. Disse Alguem (All Of Me) – João Gilberto / Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil / Maria Bethânia – Philips / WEA (1981) > buy link

luv278

luv278

Un Rayo Del Sol

a ray of sunshine with a Latin – African – Brazilian – Caribbean – South American affection. the kinda party that keeps the whole world groovin’.
image : Karl Sumfinerauther
Tracklist
  1. Un Rayo Del Sol – Chakachas – Polydor (1972) > buy link
  2. Tema De Alma Latina – Bobby Matos and the Combo Conquistadores – Philips / CuBop (1967/1998)
  3. I’m On My Way – Candido – Blue Note (1970) > buy link
  4. New Bell – Manu Dibango – Atlantic (1972)
  5. Aposta – Toni Tornado – Odeon (1972) > buy link
  6. Mazurka Cacodou – Eddy Louiss – Barclay / Isma’a (1968/2001)
  7. Ah Diggin’ Horrors – Mighty Sparrow – Ra / Strut (1974/2012)
  8. Honoré – Les Chanteurs Des Isles Du Vent – 36 (1977)
  9. Baila Rosita – Los Guacharacos – Domino Sound (2009)
  10. Ican – Poncho Sanchez – Concord Picante (1984) > buy link
  11. Whey You Want To Touch It For – Small Island Pride – Cook Records / Stag-O-Lee (1959/2014) > buy link
  12. Birimbau – Dom Um Romaro – Philips / Soul Jazz (1964/2011) > buy link
  13. Azucar – Los Huamelulas de Pepe Roman – Cariño / RCA (1972)
  14. Aseni – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders – Philips / Voodoo Funk Records (1973/2011) > buy link
  15. VolksVolkswagen Blue – Os Brazões – RGE Discos / Moi J’Connais Records (1969/2012) > buy link
  16. Cloud Nine – Mongo Santamaria – Columbia (1969) > buy link
  17. Positive Action – Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers – Honest Jon’s Records (2013) > buy link

luv230

Ojo Iwaju

this mixtape concerns itself with the modern sounds of Africa that have found it’s way into the Record Canyon via recent productions, collaborations and remixes. it’s a poly-rhythmic future music party with firmly planted African roots. ojo iwaju bẹrẹ bayi.
image : Edin Otypec
Tracklist
  1. La Poussière – Frédéric Galliano – F Communications (1999)
  2. Old Apparatus Meets Shangaan Electro – Old Apparatus – Honest Jon’s Records (2012) > buy link
  3. Everyday Without You – Alai K & Teichmann – Out Here Records (2011) > buy link
  4. Cropped – T++ – Honest Jon’s Records (2010) > buy link
  5. Oni Ayhun Meets Shangaan Electro – Oni Ayhun – Honest Jon’s Records (2011) > buy link
  6. Thatha Lo – LV ft. Ruffest – Hyperdub (2012) > buy link
  7. Fatien (Movement 2 Afro Science : I.G. Culture Remix) – Nahawa Doumbia – Frikywa (1999)
  8. Mukuba Special – Shackleton vs. Kasai Allstars – Congotronics (2010) > buy link
  9. TTB – Tshetsha Boys – Honest Jon’s Records (2011)
  10. Actress Meets Shangaan B – Actress – Honest Jon’s Records (2011) > buy link
  11. Papa Vata Vuya Rini – Tiyselani Vomaseve – Honest Jon’s Records (2011)
  12. DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn Meet Tshetsha Boys – DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn – Honest Jon’s Records (2011) > buy link
  13. Sayo (Pole Remix) – Lobi Traoré – Frikywa (1999)
  14. Hype Williams Meets Shangaan Electro (Version) – Hype Williams – Honest Jon’s Records (2012)
  15. Percussive Movement – Friends Of The Family – Truth & Soul (2012) > buy link
  16. K-Town – Dan The Automator ft. Bebson & N’Gotshima – Warp (2011) > buy link
  17. Lusaka By Night – John Wizards – Planet Mu (2013) > buy link

luv218

Afrhythmican Groove

i just felt like stirring up some African rhythms this week, so here is a mellow, groovin’ mix of afrobeat, jazz and rock. a picture of Africa in the 70s and early 80s.
photo : a 100 year old Ewe Kente cloth pattern
Tracklist:
  1. Who No Know Go Know – Fela Anikulapo Kuti & Africa ’70 – Polydor / Celluloid (1975/1986) > buy link
  2. Egni Miton? Nin Mi Na Wa Gbin – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo De Cotonou Dahomey – Albarika Store / Analog Africa (1973/2011) > buy link
  3. Gbowo Mi – The Lijadu Sisters – Afrodisia / Soul Jazz (1979/2012) > buy link
  4. Ma Jaiye Oni – King Sunny Adé And His African Beats – Mango (1982) > buy link
  5. Miss Sagit – Blo – EMI / Strut (1973/2001) > buy link
  6. Edzayawa – Edzayawa – EMI / Soundway (1973/2012) > buy link
  7. I Walk Alone – Marijata – Gapophone Records / Academy LPs (1976/2011) > buy link
  8. Asmarina – Mulatu Astatke ft. Fekade Amde Maskal – Amha Records /L’Arôme Productions (1974/2002) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Low Profile – Lekan Animashaun – Kalakuta Records / Honest Jon’s Records (1979/1995/2004) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Wawale – Kwame Nkrumah – Columbia (1969) > (searching for buy link)
  11. Onukpa Shawarpo – Bokoor Band – Kona Records (1978/2001) > buy link
  12. Ngosso – Manu Dibango – London (1972) > buy link
  13. African People – Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Mississippi Records (1980/2009) > (searching for buy link)

luv186

Taking The Long Way Home

three years runnin’ and 165 mixtapes deep, pretty good fun so far. time to head homeward. here’s a journey from one side of the Atlantic to the other, takin’ the long way round soaking up sounds from Europe, Africa, Asia and the Americas. i hope you’ve enjoyed the trip so far.
photo : the journey
Tracklist:
  1. As I Recall It – Donovan – Epic (1968) Scotland > buy link
  2. Le temps de l’amour – Françoise Hardy – Disques Vogue / DOXY (1962/2013) France > buy link
  3. Omicidio per Vocazione – Stefano Torossi – Lo Recordings (1967/2002) Italy > (searching for buy link)
  4. Congolaise Benin Ye – Le Super Borgou de Parakou – Albarika Store / Analog Africa (1975/2008) Benin > buy link
  5. Mabala – Yahoos – Kona Records (2001) Kenya > buy link
  6. Oriental Mood – Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band – Art Yard / Kindred Spirits (1973/2009) Egypt > buy link
  7. Osman Pehlivan – Arif Sag – Topkapi Plak / Bully Records (2008) Turkey > (searching for buy link)
  8. Dum Maro Dum (live) – Asha Bhosie w/ R.D. Burman – Guerilla Reissues (????) India > buy link
  9. untitled track 1, side b – The Thai Orchestra – Mississippi Records / Exiled (2007) Thailand > (searching for buy link)
  10. Koi No Yorokobi – Sayuri Yoshinaga with Schoolmates – Victor / Big Beat Records (1967/2013)  Japan > (searching for buy link)
  11. Kuda Lumping – unknown musicians – Mississippi Records (2011) Indonesia > (searching for buy link)
  12. Lunarcito (Song About a Birthmark) – Serapio Mejia Ayala & Vicente Apaza Uscamaita – Folkways Records (1962) Peru > buy link
  13. Imagens do Recife – Quinteto Violado – Philips (1972) Brazil > (searching for buy link)
  14. Cumbia Cienaguera – Conjunto Tipico Vallenato – Discos Fuentes / Domino Sound (2009) Columbia > buy link
  15. Tribute To Collie Smith – Laurel Aitken and the Boogie Cats – Caribou / Reggae Retro (1999) Jamaica > buy link
  16. Guantanamera Al Rey de la Melodia – Joseito Fernández – Areito (????) Cuba > (searching for buy link)
  17. Kaw Liga – Hank Williams – MGM Records / PolyGram Records (1952/1987) U.S.A. > buy link
  18. Sundown – Gordon Lightfoot – Reprise (1973) Canada > buy link

luv135

Tempos Flare

Cuba, Nigeria, Brazil, Jamaica, Canada, Benin, New Zealand, Bahamas, Columbia, England, Grenada, South Africa, France, Ghana, Trinidad & the U.S.A. global beats to move the peoples feets.
image : Tennessee Grant
Tracklist:
  1. Exuma, The Obeah Man – Exuma – Mercury (1970) > buy link
  2. Ponta de Lanca Africano (Umbabarauma) – Jorge Ben – Philips / Sire (1976/1989) > buy link
  3. Royal Marcha (Raj Gupta Vocal Mix) – Robin Jones – Royal Palm (2000) > (searching for buy link)
  4. Congo Man (Carl Craig Edit 2) – The Congos – Honest Jon’s Records (2003) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Royal Marcha (Raj Gupta Beat Mix) – Robin Jones – Royal Palm (2000) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Mbongui-Percussions – Julien Babinga – Julien Babinga Records (????) > (searching for buy link)
  7. La Preñá (Yoruba Soul Mix by Osunlade) – Curramberos De Gamero – Soul Jazz (2012) > buy link
  8. Blinking Eyes – Edikanfo – E.G. Records (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Music For Gong Gong – Silvertones – BWIA International Airlines / CAP Caribbean Promotions (????) > (searching for buy link)
  10. Tombo in 7/4 – Airto Moreira – CTI Records / Soul Jazz (1973/2011) > buy link
  11. Brotherhood (Tony Allen vs. Cinematic Orchestra) – The Allenko Brothrhood Ensemble – Comet Records (2001) > buy link
  12. Nwampfundla (MMM Meets Tshetsha Boys) – Tshetsha Boys – Honest Jon’s Records (2012) > buy link
  13. Anidyi Nyama – Tshetsha Boys – Honest Jon’s Records (2011) > buy link
  14. Pot Cover – General Degree – Size 8 Productions / Soul Jazz (1999/2000) > (searching for buy link)
  15. Kunchuzo – Estrellas del Caribe – Soul Jazz (2012) > buy link
  16. Rat Race – Antibalas – Ezactamundo Recording Co. (2011) > (searching for buy link)
  17. Gbeti Madjro – Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Contonou – Analog Africa (2008) > buy link
  18. Hypersphere (Daphni Edit) – Orchestra of Spheres – Resista (2011) > (searching for buy link)
  19. Walla Ku Bamako – Nzongo Soul – Editions Fetiches (1984) > (searching for buy link)
  20. Hotel Alyssa-Soussie, Tunisia – Sabu Martinez – Vintage Classic Series (1973/2002) > buy link
  21. Mi Son Cha – Sparrow & His Troubabdours – Strut (1969/2012) > buy link
  22. Come And Dance – The Lijadu Sisters – Afrodisia / Soul Jazz (1978/2011) > buy link
  23. Mexerico da Candinha – Wilson Simonal – Philips (1973) > buy link
  24. Oye-Come Va – Trinidad Cavaliers Steel Orchestra – Calypan (1973) > (searching for buy link)
  25. Upside Down – Carol Cool – Hawkeye / Soul Jazz (1980/2002) > buy link

luv102

Afrocentric

a collection of African funk and afrobeat from the 70’s & 80’s.
photo : the west coast of Africa as seen from the satellite of luv
Tracklist:
  1. It’s Gonna Be A Good Day – Blo – Afrodisia / Afro Strut (1975/2001) > buy link
  2. Envy No Good – Mercury Dance Band – Kona Records (2001) > buy link
  3. No Condition Is Permanent – Marjata – Gapophone Records / Voodoo Funk/Academy (1976/2011) > buy link
  4. Oye Mama – Osibisa – Buddah Records (1973) > (searching for buy link)
  5. Twoo Boe (Work Chant) – Lumumba – A&M (1974) > (searching for buy link)
  6. Bayam Sell’am – Manu Dibango – Telson (1977) > buy link
  7. Nka Bom – Edikanfo – E.G. Records (1981) > (searching for buy link)
  8. Kimia – Spiritual Singers “Ntsamina” – Mississippi Records (1980/2009) > (searching for buy link)
  9. Sunny Ti De Ariya – King Sunny Adé – Mango (1982) > buy link
  10. Kyenkyen Bi Adi M’awu – K.Frimpong and his Cubano Fiesta – Kona Records (1976/2001) > buy link
  11. Afro Instrumental – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders – Philips / Voodoo Funk Records (1973/2011) > buy link
  12. 2,000 Blacks Got To Be Free – Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Roy Ayers – Phonodisk / Celluloid (1980/1986) > buy link