Dec '14 - Jan '15

Vukani mawethu! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This festive season we bring you LAPPASIDE, JOYCE, the legendary RICHARD JON SMITH, SHADIII, AFRICAN IMAGE, Zulu grooves from LINGANISA NABAFANE BEJUBANE and THISA, xmas synths by BONNY, something different from THE SOFT SHOES, a 1985 tribute album to DESMOND TUTU and a synth-packed gospel compilation.

Last month we checked out LORRAINE STAPLE, RUFARO, RONNIE MARTIN, HARRY MOYAGA, THE YOUNG STARS, and UMSALOFU NAMAVIZITHA.

Bless up!

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.