March '15

Vuka sizwe! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection!

This month we go deep with BENJAMIN & THE YOUTH CHOIR, MTHENJWA ZWANE, KATI ELIMNYAMA and OZIAS NTSELE, and bring you vintage bubblegum by the likes of TJ GANG, JENNIFER, SASA S., PETER MARINGA, SHALOM, VIVA, BOMBA, THE VIBES and LOMBARD EXPRESS, not to mention a hi-NRG hit by PEOPLE LIKE US.

Earlier we brought you leading ladies NTOMBI NDABA, MAVIS MASEKO and SHADIII, mbanqanga from THISHA, new school grooves from LUCKY MEREKI, as well as the synth-packed GOSPEL GREATS compilation and the hard-hitting HIT PICK REMIXES compilation.

Sharp!

TZ JUNIOR - Sugar My Love (1985)

Roy B/Dust/Dephon/Teal, RBM037   
Producer: Attie van Wyk (exec: Phil Hollis)
Engineers: Richard Mitchell & Greg Cutler       
Recorded at: Battery Studios
   

True to its name 'Sugar My Love' (and b-side 'Are You Ready For Love') is sweet early bubblegum from the stable of Yvonne Chaka Chaka, similarly fresh and funky as Brenda and the Big Dudes. Catchy but repetitive, each track weighs in at close to seven minutes. Thandi Zulu also had a hit with 'Move Me', produced by Peter Moticoe, also on Dephon.