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.

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SAKKIE - Linda / Comma Comma (1986)

Right Track, RTS647-12"
Producer: Sakkie Ndlovu
Engineer: Sam Wingate
Recorded at: RPM Studios

Funky stuff by one Sakkie Ndlovu. 'Comma Comma' was co-written by Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse and bears a close resemblance to one of his hits from the same year, 'Shikisha', with similarly potent synths and dancefloor rhythms. On the other side, 'Linda' drops all local influences and instead sounds like a slick power ballad, somewhere between Lionel Richie and Foreigner, complete with lyrics like "I feel like the first time...".