Category Archives: Afro beat

SONG OF THE DAY Dexter Johnson & Le Super Star de Dakar – Something You Got

It’s not often I find myself liking a cover of a song more than the original, but with today’s song, I find this is the case. Originally recorded by Chris Kenner in 1961, Something You Got was also covered by … Continue reading

Posted in Afro beat, Afro-Cuban, World | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

SONG OF THE DAY King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Ice V

When it comes to King Gizzard and their crazy prolific, genre-defying sound, you never quite know what you are going to get when you press play. Sometimes it works for me and sometimes it doesn’t, but they never cease to … Continue reading

Posted in Afro beat, Afrobeat, Alternative, Disco, Funk, Psychedelic, Psychedelic rock | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Iftin Band – Sirmaqabe (No Secrets)

This tune is literally music to my ears! It makes me all melty inside, transmitting those tingles that you sometimes get when a melody or a beat, or whatever it is strikes a magic part in your soul! It’s a … Continue reading

Posted in African, Afro beat, afro disco, afro funk, Analog Africa, World | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Chencho Trompeta y Los Brujos del Folklore (feat. Gertrudis Bonilla) – La Logia 

It’s not often you get to sit down and enjoy a song that lasts for over ten minutes, but today’s lengthy feast is a whopping 13 minutes of Colombian bliss! I’d love to share more about the band behind this … Continue reading

Posted in Afro beat, Afro-latin, Cumbia, Funk | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Anbessa Orchestra – Werik’i (Gold)

“Werk’i (Gold) is a song that reflects back on moments of pure love. Enjoy!…” Today’s song had only been on for a few seconds, but I knew straight away it was headed somewhere deep, I could feel it in my … Continue reading

Posted in Afro beat, afro funk, Ethiopia, Ethiopia Jazz, Ethiopian jazz, Funk, R&B, Soul | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination – Amalinja

The Don Isaac Ezekiel Combination were a band formed by three ex-members of Fela Kuti’s 1960s highlife-jazz outfit, the Koola Lobitos –  this being the prototype band Fela Kuti set-up before changing the name to Africa 70 in 1970. Consisting … Continue reading

Posted in African, Afro beat, afro funk, Funk, Soul | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY Braen & Raskovich – Afro Flower

Today’s little funk/soul scorcher was previously unreleased until the Italian label, Four Flies Records, thankfully brought this little gem to light for the first time in 2018! Accompanied by a very cool B-side (which I will feature at a later … Continue reading

Posted in Afro beat, afro funk, Funk, Psychedelic, Soul | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Elcados – Chokoi & Oreje 

Whatever the funk do you do with a song as groovy as this! Play it as loud as you can and forget its a foggy Tuesday, I say!! Starting out as the Moonrakers in Nigeria in 1968, Steve Black, Rocky … Continue reading

Posted in Afro beat, Funk, Soul | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY The Shaolin Afronauts – The Scarab

There’s a real nice combination of soothing verses tension whirling about in this immersive instrumental delight today, and though you may be forgiven for thinking this is the work of The Budos Band or The Sorcerers, this is, in fact, … Continue reading

Posted in African, Afro beat, Afro jazz, Avant-garde, Funk, Instrumental, Jazz, Soul | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

SONG OF THE DAY ⛄ Houghas Sorowonko ‎– A Groovy Christmas And New Year 🎄

When it comes to Christmas music, it can be a laborious mission hauling through the many festive offerings there out there! Finding that something special can be tricky, but today’s song says it all really, and what’s more, this is … Continue reading

Posted in African, Afro beat, afro funk, Funk | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment