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!

V-MASH - The Hunger (1988)

Gallo/GRC, BL653   
Producers: Alec Khaoli & Colin Smith       
Engineer: Colin Smith               
Recorded at: Fireworks

Debut album from a young Vinolia Mashego soon after being discovered by the legendary Om Alec Khaoli, whose smooth synths and slick studio beats are all over this album. In the 90s Vinolia became a household name, not as a singer but on TV as host of the popular SABC music show Jam Alley - before falling on hard times. Tracks include the prophetic ‘It’s In The Liquor Bottle’ and ‘Let’s Push It Up’, featuring Om's former Harari bandmate Funky Masike Mohapi.