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Audio: DJ Underdog 'Afroelectronica Live!' [Mix]


AFROELECTRONICA Live! was recorded by DJ Underdog at a recent gig at the Warehouse Loft in D.C. The mix transverses everything from "afrohouse to UK funky step," capturing the essence of the man's live sets. It also features some soon-to-be-released originals. Catch Underdog opening for Debo Band at U St. Music Hall and at the 3rd Annual DC Africa Festival this summer. Download AFROELECTRONICA Live! and see the full tracklist below.

TRACKLIST

1. Questlove/Les Nubians Intro

2. Community Service- Come Wonder (Underdog Rmx)

3. Osunlade- Mi Wanga

4. DJ Zinhle- Solo Ma

5. Fela -Zomby

6. Tembisa- Mo Yea

7, Moochy - Fuego

8. Erro- After Everything (Osunlade Edit)

9. George Benson- Barrio

10. DJ Cleo- Stomp

11, Osunlaade- Mamas groove

12. Barabara Onai- We Say O Ahh

13. Black Motion-Sungo Swae

14. Fela- Shakara

15, Melba Moore-ComeGo

16, Otis Redding- Looked at you*(ancestral Mix)

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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

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