Though based in Edinburgh, Young Fathers have the DNA of globalized times. The trio play a left-of-field marriage of art-rock and 90s rap laced with heavy percussion & group vocals influenced by group members Alloysious and Kayus‘ respective Liberian and Nigerian origins, as well beatsmith G‘s unique production. Young Fathers build their sonic nest at the crossroads of African traditions and experimental futurism, a combination that’s delivered some of the most noteworthy tracks we’ve come across recently.
For this episode of Africa In Your Earbuds, YF deliver a 59-minute mixtape peppered by a broad cast of artists from the continent — DJ Mujava, Wizkid, Flavour, King Sunny Ade and Tshetsha Boys are all featured in the mix. Big up to Underdog for the incredible cover artwork (of which you can see an alternate version below).
Grab YF’s Tape One, available now via Anticon and isten/download AIYE #38: Young Fathers below!
1. Man Hustling Carrots in Zimbabwe
2. African Mass Intro
3. Flavour “Shake”
4. Tshetsha Boys “Nwa Pfundia”
5. Wizkid “Don’t Dull”
6. Ruff Rugged & Raw “Wetin Dey”
7. Sundaygar Dearboy “Dayin-Bay”
8. Adama Yalomba Mbora “Music of Mali”
9. Djeneba Jakite & Farafina Lolo “Djarabi”
10. Dj Mujava “Township Funk
11. Nwa Gezani “My Love”
12. King Sunny Ade “Alhaji Bode Osinusi & Alhaji Rasaq Ogbara”
Like African music? Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: BBRAVE OF AKWAABA, OLD MONEY, DJ NEPTUNE, SAHEL SOUNDS, BEATENBERG, M1 [DEAD PREZ], BODDHI SATVA, L’AFRIQUE SOM SYSTEME, NOMADIC WAX, THE BROTHER MOVES ON, LV, BEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE’S DRUMMER], JAKOBSNAKE, CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL, SAUL WILLIAMS, TUNE-YARDS, MATHIEU SCHREYER, BLK JKS, ALEC LOMAMI, DJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, PETITE NOIR, OLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANN, DJ UNDERDOG, DJ OBAH, SABINE, BROTHA ONACI, DJ AQBT, JUST A BAND, STIMULUS, QOOL DJ MARV, SINKANE, CHIEF BOIMA