Afriqua – Burn

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born (Hampton, Virginia), now -based producer Adam Longman Parker released his first full-length LP ‘Colored’ last year under the artist name Afriqua. The album “is a celebration of the unifying power of Black culture through the prism of electronic music”. Released on .

Tags: #african-vibes #electronic #experimental #folk

The Colours That Rise – Home Time

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The Colours That Rise are a based production duo, comprised of and . The duo’s previous “2020” EP was released back in 2017 on Breaker Breaker label. (Ross From Friends’ previous #SOTDs here: Pale Blue Dot and here: John Cage (Edit).) The new The Colours That Rise release instead comes out on (Peckham,  based label established by ).

Tags: #african-vibes #electronic #jazz

KOKOKO! – Buka Dansa

KOKOKO! is a collective born in Kinshasa capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, consisting of musical instrument inventors from the Ngwaka neighbourhood, electronic producer débruit, Makara Bianko (aka the Lingwala devil) and his dancers from the Lingwala neighbourhood. Their previous single Azo Toke has been a previous #SOTD (30 Nov 2018). Taken from the debut album ‘Fongola’, forthcoming on .

Tags: #african-vibes #alternative #electronic #postpunk #world-music

Sampa The Great – Final Form

Sampa Tembo (aka Sampa The Great) is a Zambia-born, Botswana-raised, and now Australia-based poet, singer-songwriter, and rapper. Final Form is Sampa’s first new music for 2019. Produced by longtime collaborator Silentjay (Rhythm Section) – and mixed by Jonwayne (his previous #SOTD here). Out on , and available for £1 on Bandcamp.

Tags:  #african-vibes #hip-hop/rap #soul

Teni – Sugar Mummy


New single from Nigerian singer Teniola Apata (also known as Teni the Entertainer, and stylised real sugar mummy of Lagos), and produced by Rexxie and JaySynthsBeatz. Out on .

Tags:  #african-vibes #pop #world-music

Penya – Why So Angry Edit (feat. Sarathy Korwar)

Afro-Latin, 21st century global fusion, electronic band from London, UK lead by Magnus Mehta. From the compilation Versus iii , available on Bandcamp and released by . Featuring American percussionist and composer Sarathy Korwar.

Tags: #african-vibes #afro-latin #alternative #fusion #world-music