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!

SIMON MOLOI - January To December (1985)

Priority/WEA, PRYH3007
Producer: Jabu Moses Dlamini
Engineer: Graham Handley
Recorded at: Battery Mobile


Funky four-track album of fun, escapist bubblegum, without any shortage of distinctively local synth sounds. Despite being ahead of the pack, after this great album Moloi soon faded into obscurity. 

"This guy is a wonderful dancer
He can dance the night away.
I saw him at a party one night...
Shorty, Shorty, you can do it!
Shorty, Shorty, you are amazing!
You can dance to the disco music,
or you can dance to the reggae beat.
You can do the mbaqanga jive,
or you can dance to the brand new beat!"