June '16

Heita-hola! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic bubblegum from JIVARO, KAKAPPA, SOWETO YOUTH BAND, ANGIE, V.O and GY, and some traditional grooves by SDLODLO, JACKSON MAXIMBYI & THE MPFUMARHI SISTERS and GIFT BROTHERS.

Last month we brought you more forgotten classics by the likes of Q, TAILS OUT, NOVIDADE and SUN.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

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").