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!

MASIKE - Hooked On Your Love/I've Been Hurt (1985)

Rainbow/WEA, RADS318
Producer: Masike Mohapi
Engineer: J. Smit
Recorded at: Universal Studios

Former Harari frontman Funky Masike Mohapi went solo in the early 80s, releasing maxi singles like this before albums such as Back Forever (1988) and Hand To Mouth (1990). True to his name, this is funky, soulful stuff, the two tracks weighing in at seven minutes each, blending synth-heavy funk and Mohapi's classic rock influences. Co-written by Tata 'TNT' Sibeko.