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!

THE RHYTHM KINGS - Mantwa (1982)

City Lights/Rainbow, CGH5004
Producer: Maxwell Mngadi

Smooth Sotho soul with a healthy dose of early pre-bubblegum organ sounds, produced by Maxwell Mngadi (Soul Brothers, Super Tens, Soul Fire, Peace Brothers). Striking the right balance of timeless grooves, traditional touches and modern instrumentation, best on 'Nthabiseng' with its soaring male vocal harmonies and thumping beat. 'Gasane' and 'Nifike A Jonie' also stand out for piercing synth leads giving them a futuristic touch.