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!

MM DELUXE - Be Free My People (1990)

Cool Spot / EMI, SPOT(V)009  
Producer: Mally Watson (exec: Ken Haycock)
Recorded at: Cool Spot Studios, Jhb


Following on from 1989's Where Were You?, new school pioneers Mandla "Spikiri" Mofokeng and Mduduzi "Mdu" Masilela built further on Chicco's bubblegum grooves and forged the new kwaito sound that would resonate throughout the nation for the next 20 years. Both are still at the top of their games today, proving the lyrics of 'There's No Stopping Us' quite right:      

"There's no stopping us,
We are rising to the top.
We are aiming high,
we gonna reach the top.
We know we can do it.
Never mind what people may say,
We know we can do it.
We are looking forward to our future.
Whatever they say or do,
They can say whatever they say,
We are determined to be what we wanna be!"