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Africa, mixes and more – Futurhood Av | Mixcloud

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As I have said before I used to live in Africa – I spent some time living and working in Maseru, Lesotho. That time and the people I was with remain with me to this day – a big hello to Ipa, Francis, Lebo, Motsi, Teenie and all the rest …

I would love to go back and visit more … the music and those memories are all I can enjoy at the moment.

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Trip hop and more …

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It seems this is doing well in the charts at the moment …

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Trip hop has had quite a revival recently. Some years ago we used to play gigs with a hefty dose of Portishead, Bonobo, Tricky,Lamb, Thievery Corporation, Massive Attack and many more. Now we create mixes using a whole raft of London Grammar, Wildlight, Emika, Coco Rosie and so on.

 

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A patchwork history – 4 – the world and its music

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Between 1981 and 1982 I lived in Africa, in Maseru, Lesotho. While I was there I did a few strange things. The biggest was to marry a Jamaican woman who became the mother of my children – Shakira and Monique. Something else that was acquired while I was there was a further appreciation of African music. To a slight appreciation of highlife I added a liking for Makossa, Kwaito, later having made friends with a few people from the french speaking Caribbean I added a liking for Zouk. Acquiring friends even later from Angola and beyond that love of Zouk had backing from Kizomba and Kuduro.

First of all – to Francis, Motsi and all of the friends we made, to those we lost, to those friends we still have to make … oareng! sala hantle, tsamaya hantle …

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Kwaito

Makossa

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Zouk

Kizomba

Kuduro

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But Africa and the Caribbean are not the only areas covered – there is a wealth of music from Europe as well to look at and so here is a Balkan mix to swing through.

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and more from a slightly mashed world

here music from all over the world flavours dancefloor interest – giving something new to funk, house, trance and the like.

Here on youtube

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