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!

VIVA - Don't Turn Your Love Away (1985)

Jive Wire, SV0114
Producer: Kevin Mason
Engineer: Mike Durandt
Recorded at: Coastal Recording, Durban


Hi NRG-inspired synthpop from Durban's own Mike Durandt, it follows the tried and tested formula of potent synths and sultry, effeminate vocals over uptempo rhythms that conjure images of sweaty aerobics studios and suburban discos. It's either generic or timeless, depending on your memories of the era. Also released in Canada on Power Records.