Hola mpinji! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . . We're ending 2013 with a special mix - REGGAE MANIA - and some fresh releases by the likes of DJ NATANO, PETER PADI, SISTER COOL and plenty more. Last month we brought you Zimbabwean act CALTON SOUNDS, bubblegum from MAFIKA and DENNIS & THE WHIZZ KIDS, traditional grooves from IHASHE ELIMHLOPHE and SHOES LACES, Afro-grooves from Malian griot KASSE MADY, keyboard fiend REX RABANYE and more.
VUMANI - Isiqedakoma (1986)
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.