July '14

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

This month we bring you long-lost Shangaan grooves by one DAVID CHANKE, bubblegum from EMOTION, funky stuff by NEVILLE NASH, Sotho soul by KORI MORABA and MAKAOTA AKALAME, crossover from mlungu pantsula LIONFIRE and some early hits by Cape Town's own ROBIN AULD. Last month it was JOY, FACE TO FACE, DR VICTOR the microphone doctor, MATSHIKOS, STEM NET's political pop, JOSEPH DEE, KHUMO and HARAMBE.

Sharp!

TSOKOTSA - Makhanana (1986)

Buffalo, BFX340   
Producers: Eric Frisch & M Gatshen       
Engineer: M Gatshen


Downtempo Shangaan disco at its best on this 2 track EP. Title track has killer nintendo synths, while 'E Jonny' has a hypnotic, stripped down groove carried by smooth call-and-response vocals.