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!

LADY THULI - I'm Gonna Make It (1989)

On Record, ONH110
Producer: Edward Jordan (exec: Ronnie Robot)
Engineer: Si Higgins

One half of popular duo Tools & Figs, alongside Mafika. Together they were a central part of the On Record stable's distinctive sound, which incorporated new school influences and studio sounds. On this precursor to 1990's Living In Africa, titles include 'Ngifuna Indoda' (I Need A Man), 'I'm Gonna Make It' (including a bass-synth heavy house mix) and the politically charged 'I Don't Understand': 

"I don't understand the fighting,
I don't understand,
the reason for all the pain,
I don't understand, 
why we can't live together,
I'm standing and crying in the rain..."