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.

VUMANI - Isiqedakoma (1986)

Decibel, DCK(O)100   
Producer: Vumani Mthethwa
Engineers: Keith Forsyth & Doug van der Merwe   


Sophisticated early bubblegum grooves from unknown Vumani Mthethwa on the underrated Decibel label. It's packed full of frantic, catchy gems like 'Banana Kar', 'Midnight Train', 'Black Mampatile' and the title track 'Isiqedakoma' (cool drink), making this an instant Afrosynth classic.