January '17

Hola majita! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection...

This month we bring you classic grooves by the likes of OZIAS and RUSH, as well as Congolese star JOHNNY BOKELO ISENGE and plenty more.

To purchase still-sealed copies of these and other albums, email djokapi[at]gmail.com!

RALPH MARTIN - I Feel The Beat (1986)

Priority, PVB1223   
Producers: Ralph Martin & Fergie Ferguson   
Engineers: Humphrey Mabote & Richard Mitchell       
Recorded at: Battery Mobile                               

80s pop-rock backed by Hotline drummer Larry Rose and Doug Rome on keys. Ralph Martin started out playing guitar in various bands before landed a recording deal then a engineering job at Priority Records (part owned by CCP and later Jive/Zomba founder Clive Calder). He spent the next 10 years engineering, producing and playing guitar on numerous pop, rock, jazz, kwela and mbaqanga productions, including a few hits. More recently he started his own studio, the Cry Room, where he hires out his axe skills for his company Guitar SOS.