August '15

Heita-da! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we pay tribute to the recent passing of David Masondo by bringing you his legendary SOUL BROTHERS. We also check out rockers CLOUT, choral grooves by the LESOTHO MIGHTY BOYS, gospel synths from PRAYER FOR S.A., bubblegum by PHILLIP MATHOLE, a young Bhekumuzi Luthuli in OSHOMI, not forgetting the fancy fingers of TREVOR NASSER.

Last month it was SHALOM, JAZINO, BRENDA & THE BIG DUDES, ADAYE, DAVID MABIKA, ALTAR and THAMI & THE ALL-ROUNDERS.

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.