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DJ Cortega's Electrafrique Nairobi Mix

Listen to DJ Cortega's Electrafrique Nairobi January set recorded live at Carnivore.


It's been just over a week since our New York friends first tasted the hot and heavy sounds of Electrafrique. If you missed out, fear not, Electrafrique mastermind DJ Cortega has delivered a brand new offering to tie us over. Recorded live at Nairobi's first Electrafrique of the new year, Cortega's latest has extra Afro-Colombian seasonings c/o of a budding friendship with Quantic. Play on and download below. And make sure to be on the look out for NYC's Electrafrique party series the second Saturday of every month (more on the February 8th edition to come soon).

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