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The Happy Show's Vintage Afro-Funk Mix 'African Beach Time Selection'

Hear Gazelle and Findlay Brown's 'African Beach Time Selection', a nostalgic mix of 1970s Afro-funk and psychedelia.


The last we heard from DJing duo The Happy Show they were busy spinning tracks at the Okayafrica Soundclash joined by the likes of SinkaneBLKJKSSNDSYSTM and Chief Boima.

Capetown/NY based Xander Ferreira aka Gazelle and UK crooner Findlay Brown (the minds and ears behind The Happy Show) have resurfaced with their nostalgic African Beach Time Selection, an eclectic mix of afro-funk and psychedelic rock from the 70s. Picking gems from classic compilations like 'The World Ends: Afro Rock & Psychedelia in 1970s Nigeria' and 'Next Stop Soweto,' the niche DJ duo who throw retro afro-funk parties in NYC's Chinatown are unearthing the psychedelic sounds of 70s Soweto and Nigeria à la Awesome Tapes From Africa.

The mix boasts tracks from greats like legendary afro-folk singer Bongos Ikwue and South African psych funk band The Toreadors.  Listen to this blend of afro-beat rock drums, synth organ sounds and Hendrix-esque guitar solos below and stay tuned for news on any forthcoming The Happy Show parties.

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