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!

ERIC D - Party Time (1987)

Third World/Frontline, TWL(O)543
Producer: JP Lebona
Engineer: S McNamara

Dancefloor grooves from Eric Mbeko, written by Japie 'JP' Lebona (brother of the more famous Koloi Lebona) with the exception of 'Lobola' by Godfrey Nzuza (Talent, Casino). An example of how bubblegum musicians quickly shed American influences to create the distinctive South African rhythms that later gave rise to kwaito. Liner notes pay tribute to Brenda Fassie (the two shared a manager in Peter Snyman), Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse and Sipho Gumede. Followed in 1988 by Slow Down.