Audio: The Very Best- Fact Mix 254, "Africa to California Anthem" w Rusko ft. Vocal Slender & Afrikan Boy

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After the release of the Super Mom Mixtape, The Very Best are at it again, curating zany African club tracks for their robust new mix for Fact Magazine.  The mix features a slew of artists including Buraka Som Sistema, Bujo Mujo, Copia Doble Systema and of course original tracks from The Very Best. Check out "Africa to California Anthem" with Rusko feat. Vocal Slender & Afrikan Boy above, and listen to the mix in its entirety here.  Tracklisting for the new mix is after the jump.

Get the Fact Mix by The Very Best right here.


1. Unknown Artist – In My Life

2. DJ Clock – Hypersonic

3. Gus Gus – David

4. Bujo Mujo – Ngifuna Wena

5. Gregory Salto feat Helen Mendes – Bao Viagem

6. The Very Best & Moroka – Ndekha

7. P Diddy Dirty Money – Coming Home (Dirty South remix)

8. Toddle T/Dillon Francis – Take It Back (We Don’t Belong In Pacha remix)

9. Banana Seat – Champipple

10. High Powered Boys – work

11. The Very Best – Kamphopo (Lazy Flow remix)

12. Dj Znobia – untitled

13. We Don’t Belong In Pacha – BadBoy†onigh†

14. The Very Best & Rusko feat Vocal Slender & Afrikan Boy – Africa To California Anthem

15. Buraka Som Sistema – Hangover (BaBaBa)

16. Jessie J – Do It Like A Dude (Jakwob remix / Dj Riot edit)

17. Sensato Del Patio feat Voltio – La Fila India remix

18. Copia Doble Systema – One Day Revolution (Schlactofbronx remix/ CHLLNGR vocal version)

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