Download Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily w/ Geko Jones

Stream the third Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily with guest DJ Geko Jones.

Geko Jones tore it down last week as he hosted the third Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily show, keeping us all moving for nearly two hours! Experimenting with everything from afrobeat to motherland house, Geko Jones really showcased his DJing skills, even adding in a little scratching from time to time. Just in case you missed the set, we've provided a link to the full stream of last weeks show right down below. Make sure you tune in this Saturday 7/27 from 8-10PM EST to hear what Okayafrica Radio x Radio Lily will move you with next!



This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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