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Daniel T. Of Cosmic Kids Shares The 'African Standard' Mixtape

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

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