Download London production trio LV's 39-minute South African electronica-focused Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape.
London production trio LV have been dropping a steady stream of African-influenced, multi-layered gems on a number of UK underground labels. The producers' recent sophomore full-length Sebenza, out now on electronic elite house Hyperdub, boasts a slew of South African flavors, with features from frequent collaborator Okmalumkoolkat (of Dirty Paraffin) as well as Spoek Mathambo and Ruffest.
Africa In Your Earbuds #27 sees LV delivering a masterful Africa-electronica mixtape that gyrates around a South African core. The group describe the thought process behind their track selections:
"When we were asked to put together a mix of African or African-related tunes our minds started wandering to all the incredible music we've heard from around the continent. So many options were opened up by such a broad guideline that it was a little daunting. Should we be finding a way to mix our favourite Fela Kuti tunes with Ethiopian funk and Malian kora jams? We ended up deciding that our mix should be focused on the area of the continent that we've had the most contact with and have the deepest selection of tunes from: South Africa. The mix is not exclusively made up of South African sounds but it features them heavily along with a variety of other geography-defying hybrids."
Felix Laband - Black Shoes
Gregory Darsa & Julien Jabre - Les Enfants Du Bled
DJ Jagu Maftown Boy - Jungle Tunes
LV - Devil Beat
Professor feat Character - Imoto
DJ Tsoro - Kulungile
Professor feat Character - Imoto Dub
DJ Phat Cat - Woza
LV feat Ruffest - Come To Me
Das Kapital - Ratanang
Big Space - Lesotho Blue
Maxwell D - Drunken Master Part 2
Mindgames ft Navy - Reality
eX-Hoza ft. Ruffest - Woza Siyospenda
DJ Mphulo presents Angelo Agnelli - Off The Wall (Tshwara lebota)
Ruffest ft. DJ Kitano - Dear Nomalanga
DJ Killer - DJ Killer In Trouble
Diamond Bass - All That
Moroka - Blue Zone
Afefe Iku - Mirror Dance
Scratcha DVA - Fly Juice (dub mix)
D'Banj - Oliver Twist (Funkystepz Trap remix)
DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn - DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn meet Tshetsha Boys
Usher - Climax (JBS Khawulezayo Rework)
Dirty Parafin - Papap! Papap!
Previously on Africa In Your Earbuds: BEN ASSITER [JAMES BLAKE'S DRUMMER], JAKOBSNAKE, CHRISTIAN TIGER SCHOOL, SAUL WILLIAMS, TUNE-YARDS, MATHIEU SCHREYER, BLK JKS, ALEC LOMAMI, DJ MOMA, AWESOME TAPES FROM AFRICA, PETITE NOIR, OLUGBENGA, RICH MEDINA, VOICES OF BLACK, LAMIN FOFANA, CHICO MANN, DJ UNDERDOG, DJ OBAH, SABINE, BROTHA ONACI, DJ AQBT, JUST A BAND, STIMULUS, QOOL DJ MARV, SINKANE, CHIEF BOIMA.