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!

DAVID MABIKA - Izimpi (1990)

Diamond/Tusk TUH27
Producer: Thami Mdluli
Engineer: David Moloele
Recorded at: Cut 'n Mix

Smooth, synth-heavy mbaqanga produced by the innovative Thami Mdluli (Professor Rhythm, Taboo), who reinterprets the traditional groove with an interesting selection of fresh electronic sounds. Titles include 'Bekezela' (endure), 'Uyakhala' (crying), 'Izimpi' (battles) and 'Umsebenzi' (work).