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Audio: DJ Zhao's 'Punk In Africa' Mixtape


If you read the site you might know of our love for Punk In Africa — a documentary on the rise and influence of punk music in South Africa, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya and Zimbabwe. Well, Berlin's DJ Zhao, whose North African mixtape was featured on here a minute ago, has put together this "Punk In Africa" mix to go along with the film.

The 75-minute compilation goes from "punk to heavily Africanized rebel rock... to Congotronics remixes" Featuring pioneering punk-reggae Joburg outfit National Wake, Durban’s Wild Youth, and plenty more. Stream and download the mix in its entirety below!

TRACKLIST

01 [South Africa] National Wake – Black Punk Rockers

02 [South Africa] National Wake – Mercenaries

03 [South Africa] KOOS – Is Jy N Moegoe

04 [South Africa] National Wake – Dreams In My Head

05 [Zimbabwe] Chikwata 263 – Dudumduri

06 [South Africa] Dread Warriors – Xighangu Xamina

07 [South Africa] National Wake – Tchindi (live]

08 [UK] Andy Moor – From E to F + Pinch – Warlord

09 [South Africa] Kalahari Surfers – Don’t Dance (live) + Bass Boy – Stamp

10 [DR Congo] Docteur Nico & African Fiesta – Save Me

11 [Mozambique] 340ML – Shotgun (Zhao Fix)

12 [Zimbabwe] Evicted – Mapurisa (Remix)

13 [Zimbabwe] Chikwata 263 – In the Jungle

14 [South Africa] National Wake ft. Warrick Sony –Bolina (Kalahari Mix) + Cyrus – Manhatten Blues

15 [UK] Andy Moor – Ella Speed + Unknown

16 [DR Congo] Kasai Allstars – The Incident At Mbuji-Mayi (Bass Clef Remix)

17 [DR Congo] Kasai Allstars – Mukuba Special (Shackleton Remix)

18 [France / UK] DJ Rupture & Andy Moor – Broken Minded

19 [South Africa] Powerage – Waiting For the War

20 [South Africa] Powerage – Freedom + FilthyBeatz – Bounced

21 [Angola] Acromaniacos – unknown

22 [South Africa] KOOS – Ek Is My Dilemma

23 [South Africa] Fuzigish – Burn the Fucking House Down

24 [South Africa] Wild Youth – All Messed Up

25 [South Africa] Wild Youth – Wot About Me

26 [Tanzania] Jagwa Sound System – Watu na Maisha Yao

27 [South Africa] A-Cads – Down The Road

28 [South Africa] The Dynamics – Garlic Baloney

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