Daniel T. of L.A.'s Cosmic Kids blends vintage grooves with 80s synthpop in his new African Standard mixtape.
Los Angeles-based spinner and producer Daniel T., of boogie-house-disco DJ duo Cosmic Kids, gives us a taste from his upcoming album of afro-disco edits in his new mixtape. African Standard is an hour and a half of vintage grooves fused with 80s synthpop tracks. It’s Talking Heads meets Tony Allen. Amadou & Miriam, Segun Adewale, Bébé Manga, plus countless other greats, all featured on a mix that's guaranteed to make you move.
Daniel T. explained his African Standard mix in an e-mail to Okayafrica, "African disco and electronic funk have been a huge source of inspiration for me recently. The records in this mix are some of my favorites that I've gathered over the past few years. Two of the tracks in the mix are edits I made for Los Angeles based disco edit label American Standard Records. The record will be out in summer, and you can pre-order it here."
Look out for Daniel T.'s debut EP due out this summer on Young Adult Records and stream our exclusive of his African Standard mixtape below.
African Standard Tracklist
Groupe Folklorique De Oumako - "Ega Du Hihea Dji” - Echo D'Afrique
The Witch - "Erotic Delight” - Invisible City Editions
Rim Kwaku Obeng - “Believe In Yourself” - Rising Times
Peter King - “African Dialects” - Secret Stash
Tony Allen with Afrobeat 2000 - "Nepa (Dance Dub)” - Kindred Spirits
Manu Dibango - “Abele Dance” - Celluloid
Mamman Sani - “Zara Zarakoy” - Sahel Sounds
Rim and The Believers - "International Funk (Instrumental)” - Harmony Records
Dizzy K. Falola - “Excuse Me Baby” - Comb & Razor Sound
Aby Ngana Diop - "Dieuleul-Dieuleul” - Awesome Tapes From Africa
King Sunny Adé and His African Beats - "Sunny Ti De Ariya” - Island Records
Bebe Manga - “Lokognolo” - SIIS
edit - “Daniel.T. Works Out” - American Standard
Kassiry - “N’Ne Menika” - Vogue
edit - “Daniel.T. Goes to West Africa” - American Standard
The Shunters - "Since Morning" - New Cross Records
Africali - “Ayiko Bia” - Easy Street
Segun Adewale - “Yo-Pop Music” - Stern’s Africa
Amadou Et Mariam - “Ce N’est Pas Bon (JD Twitch Edit)” - Autonomous Africa
Itadi - "Watch Your Life” - Hot Casa