July '15

Peace magents! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection! This month we bring you bubblegum hits by SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES and ADAYE, and some fresh grooves by DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.

Last month we checked out STIMELA, SAILOR and NELLI, and before that OZIAS NTSELE, PETER MARINGA, MICHAEL LEBESE & THE AFRICAN VIBES, MARUMO and MANKA LE PHALLANG.

THE GHETTO - Body Wave (1989)

Flame/CCP/EMI, FLAME(V)4064461   
Producer: Peter Moticoe   
Engineer: Fab Grosso   
Programmed by: L Matante   
Recorded at: Power House Studios


Above-average bubblegum beats produced by Peter Moticoe, the man who helped launch the careers of William Mthethwa, Mordillo and many others. Uptempo rhythms, stinging synths and fiery call-and-response vocals, with subjects ranging from the frivolous ("Body Wave", "It's Cold Outside") to the more serious ("Speedtrap", "Abandoned Baby").