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!

ALTAR - Stay Alive (1991)

Diamond/Accord, AMH402
Producer: Altar
Engineers: Meir Eshel & Nic Paton
Recorded at: Miditone

Downtempo reggae that eschews Jamaican influences for a distinctly African touch, thanks to rudimentary synths and raw vocals that at first sound undercooked but after repeated spins lends itself to a deep irie vibe - not unlike Izindlovu and Big Elephant. Tracks include 'Reggae in Africa', 'Sad Face' and the still relevant 'Damn Poachers'.