We get a visit from special guest host Mark, who is out in L.A. with peaches. We listen to some of our favorite rappers, jam to some dancehall vocals via Gappy Ranks and talk about house and related music from Japan and South Africa. The show closes with two selections from Mark, including a track from our fellow Louisvillians Otis Junior and James Lindsey.
In episode 38, we listen to some afrobeats and related afro-carribean sounds in the first segment with some music sure to uplift you. Then in the second half, we get into some rap and deep house, including a track from Starlito and one from Norm Talley that will do the opposite of uplift you. Some Malian rap and a Japanese dub-inspired track close us out.
This mix features tracks from African artists who were pioneers and innovators in relatively early electronic music. These songs are relatives of funk, disco and psychedelic rock, and precursors to some of the modern electronic music scenes across the world. Some tracks are a bit jazzier with congas and horns, while others use drum machines and freaky synths. Basslines abound and dancing is inevitable.
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