Mixtape Mondays: Quantic x Angola, Red Fox Returns + Diplo Rollerskates
With our bellys full and wallets empty, OKP is back with some ear-pleasing compilations on today's Mixtape Monday. Brooklyn reggae/hip-hop vet Red Fox kicks things off with his satisfying Fiyah Fox mix. DJ News keeps the diasporic grooves going with his collection of Afro House. Last but not least, Quantic rounds up Angolan 45s that have the power to improve any mood.
Blended by Safari Sound's DJ Shirkhan, and presented by our Caribbean-minded cohorts at LargeUp, unsung dancehall hero Red Fox ("Pose Off" anybody?) is featured in Fiyah Fox, the first mixtape of his long and distinguished deejay career. With new music, spins on classic tracks, and guests including Screechy Dan, Rayvon, and Shaggy, this is a must-listen for any reggae fan. Stream Red's first full-length in 17 years below.
In the first of two excellent mixes that come our way via the redoubtable Generation Bass blog (what up UMB) DJ News's Afro Drum Sessions gathers up a wide range of Afro House music from lesser known producers that deserve credit. If you enjoy your dance music with hints of afrobeat and soul, this is the mix for you. Find the tracklist and stream below.
Deejay Patris Boy - S.O.S Mundo (Reprise Drums Mix)
Afro Dj Pupo ft. Uruca Machine - Wena Waborra
Renato Xtrova & Os Banah - Kibuissa feat Bebucho Q Kuia (Original Mix)
Dj Fondo Ft Dr Phoenixx & Terrance Mutasa - E a baba
Infinite Boys ft. Giantstep Grooves and P'Olivera - Andey (Original Mix)
Uhuru feat. Bono Africa & Ja Seed - Mariano
Cuebur ft Marissa Guzman - No Doubt
Uhuru Feat. Mckenzie - Sweety Mabebeza (Original)
Mash.o Crazy Old Man-Dikgomo(Cows) (Original Mix)
Djeff Afrozila Feat. Nacobeta, Agre G & Game Wala - Mwangolé (De Mogul SA Remix)
Homeboyz Muzik - XXXXXXXX (Original Mix) Promo
Afro Dj Pupo Feat. Mc Nell C - Sabura (Original Mix)
Quantic rounds things out with this beautiful selection of Semba music. He says:
"This is a selection of a handful of Angolan 45s that have proven their spirit & longevity in my record collection. Here’s to the slap-echo guitars, scratchy dikanza, hope, aspiration and musical beauty that flowered from Luanda. This sound has long informed the systems of Barranquilla and parallels cumbia, samba & compas in sonic ancestral synchronicity."
Clocking in at a half hour, this mixtape has me craving more. Peep this Angolan gold below.
In a late entry Diplo rollerskates across the universe for his BBC radio show Diplo and friends, skating through some of the all-time bounce/twerk/skate to this jams from Strafe's "Set It Off" to The Clash, rapping everything up with a J Dilla/DJ Premier outro. Who does Wes think he is--DJ Mister Cee? For real, thought; excellent selection from top to bottom. Hit the link below to stream via BBC 1xtra: