Mozambique’s DJ Nunas, one-half of AM ROOTS production duo & label, is a veteran selector of diaspora sounds who’s built a name from crafting eclectic sets out of hip-hop, soul, ambient electronica, bossa nova, samba and many other genres — always keeping them grounded in the continent — for club audiences in NYC and across the globe.
For this installment of Africa In Your Earbuds, Nunas delivers a fiery excursion into the AfroTech and AfroHouse sounds popularized by the likes of Black Coffee and Culoe de Song. Nunas wrote us that his mix is “inspired by [his] time spent living in Haiti and childhood influenced by African music.” He told us,
I grew up in Maputo, Mozambique where the pop music of my generation is heavily influenced by Southern African music mostly played in three of the major cities such as Luanda, Johannesburg and Maputo.
1 – Professor – Jezabell (South Africa)
2 – AM Roots – Txeza.Na.Kaza (4×4 Mix) (Angola/Mozambique)
3 – Black Motion ft Zulu – Bhana Shilolo (South Africa)
4 – G’ Sparks feat. Dacosta – Sodat Aza Na Kati (Main Mix) (South Africa)
5 – Oskido Feat. Nokwazi, Thandiswa Mazwai & Heavy-K – Wozza Wozza (South Africa)
6 – Maphorisa & Clap feat Miriam Makeba – Pata Pata (South Africa)
7 – Maphorisa n Clap Ft. Candy – Shikukwani (Homeboyz Muzik Mashup) (South Africa)
8 – Dj Havaiana Feat. Ss Dj M£mia – Manioco Na Pondu (Angola)
9 – Dr tchubi & Pé Quente (Dj Dorivaldo Mix)- Tchamayka Original (Angola)
10 – Homeboyz – African Central Soul (Guitar Mix) (Angola)
11 – Roca – King Swazi (Original FreshCura Edit) (Portugal)
Like African music? Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: NIC OFFER OF !!!, LARRY ACHIAMPONG, KYLA-ROSE SMITH OF FRESHLYGROUND, THE GTW, RADIO TANZANIA, JON THEODORE, DESMOND & THE TUTUS, MATHIEU SCHREYER II, YOUNG FATHERS, 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