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!

TOOLS & FIGS - Featuring: Int'wencane and Ndalama (1991)

On Record/EMI, ONB127   
Producers: Ronnie Robot, Themba Mawelela, Fred Woods & Chris Sithole
Recorded at: The Cottage Studios       

Popular duo from the On Record stable who also released solo albums as Lady Thuli and Mafika. This six-track album bridges the gap between the past and the future, thanks to slick production from the likes of Ronnie Robot (Rabbitt) and Themba 'Little Big Man' Mawelele - it's timeless Afro-pop that still sounds fresh. Tracks like 'Blackout' and 'uPele Pele' can be played over and over, unlike the more derivative bubblegum of the day.