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!

THE MOON LIGHT - Ha O Fihlelwa Ke Meleko (198?)

Midnight Beat/Dephon, MBT223   
Producers: William 'Mr Everything' Mthethwa & Dimakatso Moletsane
Engineer: David Moloela   
Composer: Sibusiso Tshabalala
Recorded at: Orange 338


Great Sotho gospel album - with minimalist drums, smooth synths and incredible call and response vocals. Highlights include 'Nna Ke Ilo Iketla' and 'Seke Tlo Tsamaya'. Produced by William 'Mr Everything' Mthethwa.