Welcome back to a fresh new Monday and a brand new mixtape to ease you into your week.
This week we coast from 1971 uplifting prog-rock to Beninese sunshine afrobeat via trance-inducing contemporary Ethio-jazz and 1970’s Cameroonian afro funk.
Today’s mixtape was curated by Naphta, a Polish DJ, producer and RBMA graduate. His new album comes out on 21st May on Astigmatic Records under his Naphta & The Shamans moniker, exploring jazz, psychedelic rock and shamanic dub influences.
Bathory – Ring Of Gold
YES – Roundabout
King Crimson – Thela Hun Ginjeet
Sun Ra – UFO
Vakula – Joywind
Kamasi Washington – Truth
Ezra Collective – Pure Shade
Mulatu Astatke/The Heliocentrics – Esketa Dance
Mulatu Astatke – Yegelle Tezeta
Prince Igor’ Yahilevich – Double Sun
Sons Of Kemet – My Queen Is Ada Eastman
Jo Tongo – Jangolo
Antoine Dougbé – Kovito Gbe De Towe
Idris Ackamoor & the Pyramids – Rhapsody In Berlin
JariBu Afrobeat Arkestra – D.I.G. (Deeper Dub.MIX)
Cymande – Dove