DJ Satelite Releases Volume 8 of 'Luanda No Horizonte' Mix Series

Angola's DJ Satelite delivers another installment of his "Luanda No Horizonte" mixtape series with Volume 8.

Angolan producer DJ Satelite relinquishes another DJ set in his eighth serving of Luanda No Horizonte. His latest Luanda No Horizonte Volume 8 is a smoothly crafted, kuduro and house-tinged mix that gives us a taste of  the sounds coming out of Angola's capital city. DJ Satelite's set includes work from a batch of fellow Angolans including multiple features from afro-house producers Wilson Kentura and Money Tiuze. Other highlights come in the form of semba, reinterpreted with electronic rhythms to set a house tone, furthering DJ Satelite's borrowing and melting of genres into his global mixtapes. The prolific producer is currently on tour with Ten Cities, a project aimed at showcasing the pulsating and cross-continental urban club music scene. Stream Luanda No Horizonte Volume 8 below.

DJ Satelite’s Luanda No Horizonte Vol. 8

1 - Low - Cubique DJ Feat. Denny Dugg

2 - Thief - Rancido

3 - kaffir philozofa - G’Sparks

4 - Temedo - Original Mix Lunabe & Djeff

(feat MC Sacerdote & MC Yolanda Noivada) [Ten Cities]

5 - Be my lover - xxxxxxxx

6 - Spring Fiesta (Original) - Cuebur

7 - Vivi Vida Original Mix Mc Nell C feat Wilson Kentura & Dj Satellite [Seres Produções ]

8 - Mbolela (Main) - G'Sparks Ft Adjilson & Saff Dol

9 - Shilolo (Original) - Uhuru Feat. Dj Micks & Tzozo

10 - Angolano Kikola - Renato Xtrova ft Eddy Tussa - (Wilson Kentura & Tiuze Money Round 2 Avacalho Mix)

11 - Buddha Song - Wilson Kentura & Tiuze Money - [Seres Produções/Vozes Quentes]

12- Fortune Teller - Black Motion

13 - Celebration (Manoo's Aitf Remix)

14 -Tombosha Bantu - (DJ Satelite & Wilson Kentura Remix) [Seres Produções]

15 - Y.O.U.D. (Original Mix) - Culoe De Song


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This article was originally published on OkayAfrica in March, 2017. We're republishing it here for our Crossroads series.

It's 2000 something. I'm holed up in my bedroom searching for samples to chop up on Fruity Loops. While deep into the free-market jungle of Amazon's suggested music section, I stumble across a compilation of Ethiopian music with faded pictures of nine guys jamming in white suit jackets. I press play on the 30 second sample.

My mind races with the opportunities these breakbeats offered a budding beat maker. Catchy organs, swinging horns, funky guitar riffs, soulful melodies and grainy and pained vocalists swoon over love lost and gained. Sung in my mother tongue—Amharic—this was a far cry from the corny synthesizer music of the 1990s that my parents played on Saturday mornings. I could actually sample this shit.

The next day, I burn a CD and pop it into my dad's car. His eyes light up when the first notes ooze out of the speakers. “Where did you get this?" He asks puzzlingly. “The internet," I respond smiling.

In the 1970s my dad was one of thousands of high school students in Addis Ababa protesting the monarchy. The protests eventually created instability which lead to a coup d'état. The monarchy was overthrown and a Marxist styled military junta composed of low ranking officers called the Derg came to power. The new regime subsequently banned music they deemed to be counter revolutionary. When the Derg came into power, Amha Eshete, a pioneering record producer and founder of Ahma Records, fled to the US and the master recordings of his label's tracks somehow ended up in a warehouse in Greece.

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