Blackfoot Phoenix's 'Dark & Lovely Global Roots' Mixtape

In preparation for a tour of South Africa, Boiler Room/NTS Live collaborative Dark & Lovely Global Roots share a mix from Blackfoot Phoenix.

Dark & Lovely Global Roots is a collaborative effort between Boiler Room co-founder Thris Tian and Blackfoot Phoenix, who run a weekly show under the same name on the London-based online radio station NTS Live. As DJs and musical curators, both Thris Tian and Blackfoot Phoenix have earned a much praised reputation for their broad range of tastes influenced by sounds from all over the world and an incredible ability to blend it all together seamlessly. Thris Tian, who now serves as the Lead Programmer/A&R for Boiler Room, got his start as an apprentice for kindred world-traveler Gilles Peterson at his record label Brownswood Recordings before moving on to help create one of the internet's most succesful platforms for underground and forward-thinking music. Blackfoot Phoenix also serves as a key programmer for Boiler Room, after being first brought in to fill the role of video producer and quickly garnering attention for his natural eclecticism and versatility as a DJ who's performed in cities across the globe – from Shanghai to Tel Aviv.

The well-traveled duo will soon be embarking on a short tour of DJ gigs in South Africa, from July 16 to July 19, with support from a wide array of acts including Christian Tiger School, Spoek Mathambo, DJ Zharp Zharp aka Okmalumkoolkat, Jumping Back Slash, DJ Spoko and Sibot. In preparation for what will surely be an exciting trip, Blackfoot Phoenix of Dark & Lovely Global Roots shares with us an hour-long mix of some his favorite African tunes. Stream and download his mix, plus view the full tracklist as well as the tour dates for Dark & Lovely Global Roots' visit to South Africa underneath.


Domenique Dumont - La Bataille de Neige

Amara Touré - Salamouti

Christian Tiger School - Mikro Brothers

Christian Tiger School - Damn January (feat. Okmalumkoolkat)

Teme Tan - Amethys

K.O. - Caracara (feat. Kid X)

DJ Vigilante - Sorry Makhe (feat. L-Tido, KiD X, Maggz, Yanga)

Joey B - Tonga (feat. Sarkodie)

Kwamz & Flava - Wo Onane No

Patoranking - My Woman, My Everything (feat. Wandecoal)

Major League - Slyza Tsotsi (feat. Riky Rick.Cassper Nyovest.Okmalumkoolkat & Carpo)

Nozinja - Vomaseve Hina

Wizkid - Show You the Money

Tekno Miles - Dance

Boddhi Satva - My Heart [Ancestral Soul Mix] (feat. Nelson Freitas)

Steloo & Yaw P - Fashion Statement

Kid X - Cooler Bag

DJ Silvamax - Spank Groovers

Pearson Sound - Six Congas

Mim Suleiman - ?

KH - TEXT022

Esnard Boisdur Vs Frankie Francis & Simbad - Soufwans (3AM Mix)

DJ Malvado - Atchu Tchutcha [2nd Round Mix] (feat. Yuri Da Cunha)

Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band - Gyae Su

Cuebur - Shimza's Favourite

Bhabha Betasweet - Ghosthunters

DJ Silvamax - Ighost Yase Spank Ne Havanna (feat. Quinton Da DJ)

Nigga Fox - L.X.M.B. Angolano

Nigga Fox - L.X.M.B. Nao faz isso ll

DJ Nedwyt Fox - Grandes Invejosos

DJ Firmeza - Somos Todos Malucos

Nidia Minaj - Pra Fechar

DJ Marfox - Take Off

DJ Marfox - Noise

DJ Marfox - Banda 52

DJ Marfox - Bit (Binary Digit)

DJ Marfox - Lucky Punch

Jean-Marie Bolangassa - Disna Ngaï

Débruit - Akoula

Kwabena Kwabena - Adult Musik (Instrumental)

Nozinja - Nwanga

(Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)

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