Audio

Audio: The Very Best 'Anzanga' [Mixtape]


We were kinda busy earlier this week— you know, hosting a showcase with these dudes — that we missed out on this solid batch of dance tunes from 'round the globe The Very Best put together for Pomp&Clout. Hear and download this solid Anzanga mixtape, which Johan and Esau describe as:

In england you would probably call this a 'Afrobeats' mix, thats the new term that people use to bunch together all new contemporary African dance music. But at the end of the day its dance music from all over the world. UK to Nigeria. Malawi to Sweden. Germany to Ghana. Portugal to Angola. America to Kenya.

We called the mix Anzanga, because it means 'friends' in Malawi's national language Chichewa, and this is the kind of mix you should listen to with your friends in the park when you're having a few drinks and lighting the BBQ!

We hope you enjoy it!

TRACKLIST

1. A.J Holmes & The Hackney Empire feat Folo Graff - The Story OF The New Electric Highlife

2. Las Pas Sage - Yapa (Mo Laudi remix)

3. Winnie Khumalo - I Just Want To Live My Life

4. Hot Chip - Boy From School (The Very Best edit)

5. Diplo & Oliver Twizt - GO

6. Dj Cleo - Facebook (The Very Best edit)

7. Cash Unit feat Castro & Scareface - Ayooo

8. OH MY - Dirty Dancer (Unicorn Kid remix)

9. Azelea Banks - 212

10. Cabo & Snoop - Windeck

11. 5five feat Apietus - Move Back

12. Papa Ghana - I Am An African

13. Ajebutter22 x Studio Magic feat TaymiB - Senrenre

14. The Very Best - Rudeboy

15. Gilles Peterson's Havana Cultura Band feat El Micha & Osdalgia - Agita (Switch & Sinden remix)

16. Sonye feat Nepman & tay grin - Mafilu

17. Dotstar & Afrikan Boy (Alhajis With Nairas) ) - Amala Azonto

18. J-Wow - Klang

19. Flavour - Sawa Sawa (Ashawo remix)

20. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros - Om Nashi Me

[H/T Ghetto Bassquake]

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A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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