OKAY JUNE COVER

Nic Offer is the frontman of the NYC indie-dance music pioneers !!! (Chk Chk Chk), one of the standout acts that came out of New York’s mid-2000′s dance-punk movement which also included The Rapture and LCD Soundsystem.

For Africa In Your Earbuds #46 Nic compiled a 59-minute batch of upbeat tracks he acquired off West African cellphone memory cards — like they do in Saharan Cellphones. His mixtape features some familiar names like May D and E.L., as well as some unidentified cuts (which we urge you guys to locate in the comments). Nic wrote us about his mix:

I just got back from a trip through a few countries in West Africa. I didn’t see a single record store the whole time I was there, but i did buy an SD card in the market in Freetown, Sierra Leone loaded up with a bunch of the latest hits from West Africa. Some of the tracks don’t have names,… I figured out what i could from sleuthing on the internet, but some things are still unclear… By chance I ended up at a studio with a Sierra Leone artist, Daddy Rhymes, and we recorded the last song together, so I’ve included that.

Stream AIYE #46: Nic Offer of !!! below! Big thanks to Underdog for the cover art.

TRACKLIST
First of All – Olamide (Nigeria)
Ar Go Die Wan Day – Patman
Make A Family – Camouflage?
Bad Heart – ???
Jigida – Mayam Haruna (Nigeria)
Koenam – Akpako (Ghana)
Obuu Mo – E.L. (Ghana)
If You Are An African – Nana Tee (feat. Old Soldja) (Ghana)
Sound Track – May D (Nigeria)
Kpei – Bobby (Sierra Leone)
Sorkode – Keche (Ghana)
Wengeze – Eazzy (Ghana)
Ile Ijo – May D (Nigeria)
Track 2 – ???
2 All My Girls – Daddy Rhymes and Nic (Sierra Leone and USA)

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Comments

  • HEPIKAT

    Who did Bad Heart? That track is frickin HOT!

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