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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THE JUVENILES - Push Before I Start (198?)

Roy B, RBM048
Producers: Pat Shange & Adrian Strydom (exec: Phil Hollis)
Engineer: Mark Holland
Recorded at: Syntrax

Before Pat Shange became a solo star in the mid-1980s with hits like 'Sweet Mama'. 'Casanova' and 'Undecided Divorce Case', he fronted a mbaqanga outfit known as The Juveniles. This two-track album catches Pat somewhere during this transition, probably shortly before he went solo. It's catchy, fun bubblegum, with the car theme reminiscent of Condry Ziqubu's timeless hit 'Skorokoro'. Featuring some input from another star of the Dephon stable, William Mthethwa.