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Africa in Your Earbuds #30 L'Afrique Som Systeme

For the 30th installment of Africa In Your Earbuds we tapped Netherlands-based trio L’Afrique Som Systeme, whose member Papa Ghana we’ve previously featured for his afroelectronic creations. The group delivered an omnidirectional mixtape guided by their eclectic afrobeat, coupé-décalé, kuduro, grime, dancehall and dubstep influences. In their words,

[We’re] known for our uptempo African-inspired mixes. Our general idea for the mix was to make people dance if not go bonkers while listening to it. This explains why most of the tracks in this mix are influenced by the so called azonto hype. Over here in Europe it’s a big thing, [there are] battles everywhere and random youtube clips of azonto sessions in public areas. We even practice the azonto dance while watching these youtube clips. We also wanted to portray some good upcoming artists like Okmalumkoolkat–we feel South African music isn’t much appreciated in most of Africa.

Stream and download AIYE #30: L’Afrique Som Systeme below. Big thanks to Underdog for the cover graphic.

TRACKLIST
LV – Zulu Compurar ft. Okmalumkoolkat – United Kingdom/South Africa
R2Bees – Agyeeei ft. Sarkodie & Nana Boroo (Double Dutch Remix) – Ghana/Nigeria
Dirty Parafin – Papap! Papap! – South Africa
Sarkodie – You Go Kill Me – Ghana
Sarkodie – Dangerous ft. E.L. – Ghana
5Five – Move Back – Ghana
Zakes Bantwini – Wasting My Time (Rocco Dance Floor Mix) – South Africa
5Five – Gargantuan Body – Ghana
Fuse ODG – Azonto ft. Tiffany – United Kingdom
Wonderkid Bounce – Oh My ft. Amartey & Roudeboy Sho – Holland
X-Pensive Nframa – Aundy Adoley (Douster Remix) – Ghana/ France
Papa Ghana – I Am An African (L’Afrique Som Systeme Remix) – Holland
DJ Francky Dicaprio – Sabari Dondo – Ivory Coast
Bab Lee – Sous les Cocotiers – Ivory Coast
Schlachthofbronx – Onwa Nna Na Nwa (Remix) – Germany
Buraka Som Sistema – Tira O Pé – Portugal
Cabo Snoop – Prakatatumba – Cape Verde
DJ Vielo, DJ Anielson and Patcho Debenq – Decale Mon Afrique – Angola
Funana – So Cu Pe – Cape Verde
Janka Nabay – Eh Congo – Sierra Leone
Yellowman – Zungguzungguguzungguzeng – Jamaica

Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: NOMADIC WAXTHE BROTHER MOVES ONLVBEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE’S DRUMMER]JAKOBSNAKECHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOLSAUL WILLIAMSTUNE-YARDSMATHIEU SCHREYERBLK JKSALEC LOMAMIDJ MOMAAWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICAPETITE NOIROLUGBENGARICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANNDJ UNDERDOGDJ OBAHSABINEBROTHA ONACIDJ AQBTJUST A BANDSTIMULUSQOOL DJ MARVSINKANECHIEF BOIMA

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