Welcome back to a fresh new Monday and a brand new mixtape to ease yourself into your morning.
Today we journey down the west coast of Africa. All the records featured in this mix were purchased during a six-month overland surf trip from London to Cape Town. The journey, spanning 15,000 miles, saw travelling through some of Africa’s most musically significant countries, from the Arab soundscape of the Sahara desert, down into the beating heart of West African music through countries like Senegal, Guinea Bissau, Ivory Coast, Benin, and of course Nigeria.
This mixtape was curated by Stuart Swift and sets the soundtrack to his full written and photographed piece on the trip, dropping soon on the site.
Sonny Okosuns – ‘Jungle Beat’ NEMI 0232
Tohon Stan – ‘Glegnon’ LIR 32
Kantata – Asiko CEL 6728
Manu Dibango – ‘Goro City’ DWAPS 2104
King Sunny Ade And His African Beats – Ja Funmi LC 0407
Black Disco – ‘Odd’s On’ MM108
Honore Avolonto et l’orchestre Black Santiago – Bonne Annee, Sat 143
Peter King – ‘Freedom Dance’, MRBCD105
Kassav – ‘Meddley’ GD018
Fidele Zizi – Tika Na Yemba VM001
Kitchener – Sugar Bum Bum TAKD 12-002
Sonny Okosuns – Papas Land, RADIC001
Fela Kuti – International Theif Theif (Instrumental)
Gun Morgan – Africa we love you