September '14

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

This month we check out Pat Shange's former band THE JUVENILES, something different from the IKEY GAMBA DANCE BAND and JOE MOSES, traditional grooves from SUKAZI MKHIZE and MAKAOTA AKALAME and the star-studded charity compilation LIVING LAND. Last month we brought you PATIENCE AFRICA, PRINCESS, NOVIDADE, ADZIAMBEYI BAND, The SOUL BROTHERS and SAKKIE.

Sharp!

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").