Thursday, June 23, 2011
Next week we will be dropping our July mixtape, which will be the fifth installement of the monthly series. As usual it will include an eclectic array of artists and sounds that will appeal to all Afropop fans from age 9 to 97.
Well, it seems like online mixtapes are all the rage nowadays. Turns out our friends in the cause to bring you good music from Africa and beyond, OkayAfrica, have launched a mixtape series of their own. Do we smell a friendly competition? Hardly. We got nothing but love for Okayafrica and are excited about their new series.
The first installment comes curtosy of globe-trotting producer/DJ Chief Boima. Fans of the Dutty Artz family might be familar with his work which mashes together a dizzying array of styles into a cohesive sweat-inducing dancefloor sound.
Download + stream the mix below.
Chief Boima's Okayafrica/Ghetto Palms Mixtape by The FADER
Also, be on the look out for a new EP from Chief Boima called Africa in New York. Afropop has been bumping it in the office all day and we should be getting you a preview + review in short time. Until then, make sure to cop Boima's mix for Okayafrica. You can also check out D/J rupture's Mudd Up! show for WMFU from earlier this month to get a taste of the forthcoming EP which he played on the show.