7-Inches - DJ Matthew Africa [R.I.P.]

Lenny Kravitz, Grace Jones, Lauryn Hill, Lion Babe, Thundercat, SZA & More Rock The Afropunk Festival 2015 in Brooklyn, NY.DJ Matthew Africa, R.I.P.

Like many in this progressive music world, we at Okayplayer were stunned today by the news that Matthew Africa--beloved Bay Area DJ, master of records and super-good dude--passed away earlier this week, the victim of a car accident. Tributes from those who knew him better--colleagues like Chairman Mao and Oliver Wang--are appearing online today and we're told that his scheduled appearance at the Layover last night was replaced with an impromptu memorial service, where friends and fans were invited to bring records to play and memories to share. We couldn't be there of course, so instead we will raise a lighter as we run back Matt's most recent mixtape Matthew Africa Plays 7-Inches (download via the link below). Other than that, there's not much we can add to these most fitting of tributes except that our thoughts are with Matt's family, his wife Ha Le (still in recovery), and longtime homey Joe Eleven--and everyone directly impacted by this terrible loss.

>>>Download DJ Matthew Africa Plays 7-Inches (via Mixcrate)

1. New Birth – You Are What I’m All About

2. The Blowflys – Funky

3. Van Grack and Company – NT

4. Ronnie Keaton & the Ocean-Liners – Going Down for the Last Time

5. The Notations – Super People

6. The Trinikas – Remember Me

7. The Quickest Way Out – Tick Tock Baby (It’s a Quarter to Love)

8. Dee Edwards – Why Can’t There Be Love

9. Matata – I Want You

10. House Guest Rated X – What So Never the Dance Pt. 1

11. Myra Barnes – Super Good Pt. 1

12. C. Fortune & J. Brinson – The Hipster

13. Tony Alvon & the Bel-Airs – Boom Boom Boom

14. Leroy & the Drivers – Sad Chicken

15. Nancy Sinatra – Bang Bang

16. Betty Chung – Bang Bang

17. Heart – Give Me a Happy Day

18. Dionne Warwick – You’re Gonna Need Me

19. The Sisters Love – Now Is the Time

20. Popcorn Wylie – Funky Rubber Band

21. Apple & the 3 Oranges – Free & Easy Pt. 1

22. Hank Ballard – I’m a Junkie for My Baby’s Love

23. Robert Jay – Alcohol Pt. 1

24. Sugar Billy Garner – I Got Some

25. Junior & the Classics – Kill the Pain

26. The Fabulous Souls – Take Me

27. Sir Guy & the Speller Bros. Band – Let Home Cross Your Mind

28. 6 Pak feat. Larry Berney – There Was a Time

29. Harvey Scales & the Seven Sounds – The Yolk

30. Dynamic Corvettes – Funky Music Is the Thing Pt. 2

31. The Jackson Sisters – I Believe in Miracles

32. Chuck Colbert & Viewpoint – Stay

33. The Isley Brothers – Keep On Doin’

34. Graham Central Station – The Jam

35. Bobby Franklin’s Insanity – Bring It On Down To Me Pt. 1

36. The Soul Company – Hump the Bump Pt. 1

37. Creations Unlimited – Chrystal Illusion

38. Joey Irving – Don’t Throw Our Love Away

39. Pearly Queen – Quit Jive’in

40. Marvin Gaye – ‘T’ Plays It Cool

41. Billy Young – Suffering With a Hangover Pt. 1

42. Lenny Williams – Feelin’ Blue

43. MFQ – Every Minute of Every Day

44. Nolan Porter – If I Could Only Be Sure

45. The New Establishment – Ridin’ High

46. Otis Brown – Who’s Gonna Take Me Home