Friday, October 7, 2011

Chief Boima + Liberian Goodness


Dutty Artz collaborator and world trotting DJ, Chief Boima, was in Monrovia this summer checking into the local music scenes. As we reported in August, one of his discoveries blew our mind a little bit that we blogged about it here. As the story went, a Liberian cab driver handed him a cassette that featured crazy, hyper-speed tracks with high-end vocals and a soca meets dancehall meets shangaan electro sound on fast forward. Apparently the speedy madness was the sound of the moment in all the local clubs and it immediately peaked our interest to what other discoveries Boima would bring back.

Luckily, Boima has return with a bag of goodies and as a result, he is putting together a 15-track compilation of Liberian hipco and gbemba that he heard on his trip. To get a taste of the compilation, the always awesome Akwabaa Records has hooked up with the Chief for a 30-minute mix of the compilation. It's not as crazy sounding as the cassette he got from the cab driver but in a way, that's a good thing. Instead it’s a super fun mix of high-energy nu-Liberian goodness.

Download or stream below:

Lone Stars Mix by chiefboima

Also, be sure to check out Boima's report on his experiences via Cluster mag.

-Saxon Baird
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