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AFRICA IN YOUR EARBUDS #48: SOL POWER ALL-STARS

Download a new Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape of African music from DC's Sol Power All-Stars


Washington, DC's Sol Power All-Stars are a diaspora dance collective comprised of spinners DJ Meistro, DJ Deep Sang and DJ Stylus alongside percussionist Hermon Farahi. Its four members typically pull sounds influenced by Cuban beats, Lagos discos, and Rio de Janeiro beach parties when crafting their infectious live sets.

For this installment of Africa In Your Earbuds the Sol Power All-Stars deliver one of the most summer-appropriate mixes we've heard this season, featuring sunshine rhythms and dancefloor remixes from Four Brothers, Orchestre Poly-Rythmo, and Cheick Hamala Diabate as well as their own compositions. Sol Power told us a little about their tape:

This mix reflects our tastes and live DJ'ing style, which is a blend of classic, vintage and organic African diaspora sounds along with new tracks for the modern dancefloor. We love connecting the dots, exploring regional traditions, smacking up parties and flipping sweet boots from old records.

Stream and download AIYE #48: Sol Power All-Stars below, shout-out to Underdog for the cover artwork! Follow Sol Power on Facebook / Twitter/ Soundcloud.

TRACKLIST

01...Four Brothers - Rudo Imoto (Meistro Sol Power Bump)...Zimbabwe

02...African System Orchestra - My Dear Mama (Meistro Sol Power Remix)...Nigeria / Cameroon

03...Sofrito Specials - Rift Valley Groove (Tropical Treats edit)...Kenya?

04...Orchestre Poly-Rythmo - Ne te fache pas (Whiskey Barons edit)...Benin

05...Sol Power All-Stars - Catch Monkey (2 am Dub)...Nigeria / USA

06...Da Lata feat Diabel Cissokho - This is Not Your Job (Da Lata House Mix)...UK / Senegal

07...Sol Power All-Stars - Afrika Afrika...Senegal / USA

08...Bunny Mack - Supafrico (Jose Manuel Edit)...Sierra Leone

09...Eufórquestra - Ogun (Danny Massure Remix)...USA

10...Bosq of Whiskey Barons feat. Kaleta - More Heavy...USA / Nigeria

11...Keyboard Masher - Tcham Tcham (Remix of Andre Maria Tala)...UK / Cameroon

12...Atakora Manu - Bebo Me Nkomo (Sol Power All-Stars Remix)...Ghana

13...Thornato - Marimba....USA

14...DJ Mumia feat. Gari Sinedima - Naua Naua (Original Afro)...Angola

15...DJ Aka M - Bayeye...Angola

16...Blick Bassy - Massé (DJ Stylus Sol Power Edit)...Cameroon

17...Cheick Hamala Diabate - Fatou Kounkoun Sissoko (Sol Power All-Star Remix)...Mali

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