Audio: DJ Balele's Africa Vinyl Mix

DJ Balele is a Spanish vinyl aficionado who's spent time dwelling in Equatorial Guinea and traveling the likes of Senegal, Mali, Gambia, Mozambique and Morocco. He sent us this sunny mix of "100% vinyl, 100% old school Africa" jams.  Stream and download it below for free.


1- SUPER NEGRO BANTUS "Professional super Bantus" (Nigeria)

2-LES YA TOUPAS DU ZAIRE "Je ne bois pas beaucoup" (D.R.Congo)

3-MAMUKUENO "Rei do paletinho" (Angola)

4-GNONNAS PEDRO "Abigbedoto" (Benin)

5-LE GRAND KALLE, DON GONZALO, MANU DIBANGO "Africa Boogaloo" (D.R.Congo, Cuba, Cameroun)

6-K.FRIMPTONG and his CUBANOS FIESTAS "Kyenkyen bi adi m'awu" (Ghana)

7-CEDRIC IM BROOKS and the LIGHT OF SABA "Africa" (Jamaica)

8-TONY ALLEN "Moyege" (Nigeria)

9-THE DAKTARIS "Quiet man i dead man" (USA)


11-POGO Ltd. "Don't put me down" (Nigeria)

12-MIXED GRILL "A brand new wayo" (Nigeria)

13-BRIGHT ENGELBERTS "Civilisation in the world" (Cameroun)

14-MANU DIBANGO "Soul Makossa" (Cameroun)

15-EL REGO et ses COMMANDOS "Do do baya" (Benin)

16-GNONNAS PEDRO "Yiri yiri boum" (Benin)


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