Last month Nigerian-born vocalist Wayne Snow teamed up with dexterous German beatmaker Max Graef for the infectious Rosie EP on Tartelet Records. Graef’s rugged instrumentation of dusty beats and soulful off-kilter chords made a perfect home for Snow’s sleek falsetto vocals, gliding through wonky hip-hop to 4/4 funk odyssey.
This week we bring you a very special edition in our Monday Morning Mixtape series curated by the fresh faced artist. Recorded in Berlin, and interspersed with dreamy narration from Snow, the hour-long mixtape is a musical voyage through space and time that is sure to get your week started right.
Expect 1960’s deep south spiritual jazz sounds, 1970’s Nigerian afrobeat and soulful crooning alongside low-slung hip-hop edits of Lauryn Hill, A Tribe Called Quest and more.
The Awakening – Awaking (prologue spring thing (black jazz))
Sun Ra – We travel the spaceways
Ikebe Shakedown – Pepper (US)
Rob – Make it fast, Make it slow (Ghana)
Fela Kuti – Water got no enemy (Nigeria 1975)
Henri Salvador – Syracuse (France 1963)
Tyrone Davis – (In The Mood With Tyrone Davis (1979)
Marvin Gaye – Mercy mercy me (1971)
Al Green – Something (1976)
Gregory Isaacs – Cool down the pace (Jamaica 1982)
Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (TUFO EDIT unreleased)
Cypress Hill – Ultraviolet Dreams
A Tribe Called Quest – Pubic Enemy (Saturday night virus discomix)
Dam Funk – When I’m with you I think of her.
Shokazulu – Part 4