Audio: Awesome Tapes From Africa's Exberliner Mix
Brian Shimkovitz of Awesome Tapes From Africahas put together a mixtape for German magazine Exberliner's September issue Africa In Berlin. Despite some of the articles seeming a bit eye-brow raising — "Jungle Fever? Or Just Lonely?" is one example of a featured piece's title — Awesome Tapes' mix is a stellar crop of the vintage cassettes we've come to know through his blog. The mix starts with the almost confusingly complex percussion from Ndiogou Seck but then eases into a slew of upbeat/dance tracks from Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Orchestre Régional de Ségou and others. Stream and download it below. We'll hold off judgment on the magazine until we actually get our hands on a copy.