Mixtape Monday: DJ Cortega - Electrafrique Nairobi
Mixtape Monday: DJ Cortega - Electrafrique Nairobi

Mixtape Mondays: Four Tet, Eavesdrop Radio, Electrafrique, Hindi Horrorcore + More

Mixtape Monday: DJ Cortega - Electrafrique Nairobi

This week's Mixtape Monday is an international affair. We kick off our excursion in the UK with Four Tet AKA Kieran Hebden for a new DJ mix. Then we jet over to Nairobi for the homie DJ Cortega's Electrafrique Nairobi Mix, then to Mumbai (or at least Brick Lane) for a mix of so-called "Hindi Horrorcore" assembled by Andy Votel of the Finders Keepers reissue label). We end up 360 degrees back home to Philly for an installment of Eavesdrop Radio courtesy of DJ Junior and our friends at Record Breakin--but not before a quick eurailpass to Belgium for the latest show from LeftO, who's mixes are included in this column so regularly I'm almost embarrassed to put him in the headline now! All in all you should be good for the week, mixtape-wise. So get to streaming:

Mixtape Mondays Four Tet January 2014 Mix

A new Four Tet mix always has to get a mention and this new upload--titled: 1234567890qwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm (DJ mix JAN 2014)--from the DOOM and Neneh Cherry collaborator is no exception. Hebden goes deep into soulful house territory and beyond, incorporating squelchier 'lectronics, spacy neo-dub, breakbeats, the occasional baroque piano interlude and more in arun of tracks that all work as a club set but otherwise are hard to sum up with a micro-genre or category.

Mixtape Monday: DJ Cortega - Electrafrique Nairobi

This excellent DJ Cortega mix which sonically connects East Africa to Afro-Colombian sounds comes to us courtesy of (duh) Okayafrica, who sponsor the global DJ residency called Electrafrique. Here's what OKA had to say about this Jan '14 installment:

It’s been just over a week since our New York friends first tasted the hot and heavy sounds of Electrafrique. If you missed out, fear not, Electrafrique mastermind DJ Cortega has delivered a brand new offering to tie us over. Recorded live at Nairobi’s first Electrafrique of the new year, Cortega’s latest has extra Afro-Colombian seasonings c/o of a budding friendship with Quantic. Play on and download below. And make sure to be on the look out for NYC’s Electrafrique party series the second Saturday of every month (more on the February 8th edition to come soon).

Mixtape Monday: Hindi Horrorcore Bollywood mixtape

This mixtape of rare and retro Bollywood grooves--as a bit of a filmi fanatic myself Hindi Horrorcore is probably a bit of a misnomer; there are certainly ghost stories in the history of Bollywood but real horror flicks are a pretty recent development, much after the 60s and 70s heyday of many of these rare soundtrack selections from playback geniuses like R. D. Burman and Asha Bhosle--comes from collector/label head Andy Votel, via FACT mag. Still this collection of spooky South asian soul and thriller/suspense movie grooves will not disappoint. Least disappointed will be those searching for sample-able gold (read this first though--and remember India produces some of the most-heard, most-licensed soundtracks in the world).

Mixtape Monday: DJ Junior Eavesdrop radio

The homie DJ Junior from Record Breakin walks us uptown with a selection of exactly that shit we do like, including a grip of wax-only Record Store Day releases, thoughtfully encoded here for the vinyl impaired. You can't just have 'em, though...you have to dive through a clear pool of FlyLo, Nina Simone, Disclosure, Hugh Masekela x Metro Area, Sade, Sango, I,Ced, DJ Rashad...oh hell, just listen, you get the idea.

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Flume & Chet Faker - What About Us

Alpine - Gasoline

Electric Conversation - Fly Away

Flying Lotus & Andreya Triana - Coleman’s Groove

Disclosure x Nile Rodgers - Together

Bosq of Whiskey Barons - Paciencia De Jo (Tall Black Guy remix)

Diggs Duke - Mass Exodus

Lord Echo - The Creator Has A Master Plan

Hugh Maskela - Mama (Metro Area Birthday Dub)

Discovery - Bring Me Fire

Nina Simone - I’m Feelin’ Good (Todd Terry remix)

Gorgan City - Intentions

DJ Koze - Magical Boy (Matthew Herbert remix)

Nicola Conte - Love From the Sun

Norman Conners - Mother of the Future

Sade - Cherish The Day (Ronin remix)

Aaliyah - Rock the Boat (Question Remix)

Raphael Saadiq feat. Little Dragon - Just Don’t

El Michels Affair - Hung Up On My Baby

Freddie Hubbard - Little Sunflower

Madlib - ??? Interpreta Azymuth

Azymuth - Dear Limmertz

Record Breakin’ Ensemble - Stella Maris

CRuNCH 22 - Dimitri

The Electric Peanut Butter Company - The Devil

Polyrhythmics - Moon Cabbage

Elvis Costello and The Roots - Walk Us Uptown Antibalas Rework (Chico Mann Edit)

The Sure Fire Soul Ensemble - IB Struttin

Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - Slow Down, Love

Eska - Gatekeeper

Singularis - The Quiet Life

The Foreign Exchange - Better (ft. Eric Roberson)

Zo! - Count to Five

AD Bourke - Kid Jupiter

Atjazz & Jullian Gomes - Philosophy (ft. Osunlade)

Sango - Affection (Jo Def Edit)

Mar - Man x Woman

Dj Rashad - She a Go (ft. Spinn & Taso)

Robert Glasper x Mr. Porter - Calls (Mr. Porter Remix ft. Jill Scott and Pharoahe Monch)

I, Ced - Flying Under Water

DJ Sun - Fun

LeftO mixtape

Bonus mix: New LeftO! Uou know his steez. Scroll down for the tracklist.