Weekly Playlist

L-Vis 1990 & Sinjin Hawke Feat. Pink Dollaz 'Cake (UNiiQU3 Remix)'

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  • L-Vis 1990 & Sinjin Hawke Feat. Pink Dollaz
  • 'Cake (UNiiQU3 Remix)'
  • Blawan
  • 'North'
  • Viva La Void
  • 'Red Rider'
  • Oli XL
  • 'Stress Junkie'
  • E-40
  • 'Boy' (feat. P-Lo)
  • Honnda
  • ‘Maraschino Zap’
  • Carlos Giffoni
  • ‘Vain’s Face’
  • Kawaguchi Masami's New Rock Syndicate
  • 'From Now On'
  • Antemeridian
  • 'Tuesday AM'
  • Aïsha Devi
  • 'Dislocation of the Alpha'
  • Ras G & The Afrikan Space Program
  • 'The Arrival'
  • Jay Prince
  • 'In The Morning'
  • MJ Cole x Kojey Radical
  • 'Soak It Up'
  • Knightstown
  • 'Keep'
  • Will DiMaggio
  • ‘UH UH OH’

Prins Thomas and El Guincho remix brilliant Ethiopian keyboardist Hailu Mergia on new EP

One of our absolute favourite reissues of 2013 has been overhauled by a merry band of remixers. 

Hailu Mergia’s 1985 LP Hailu Mergia And His Classical Instrument is pure succour for the soul: a collection of Ethiopian folk songs performed on beefy analogue synths and accordion by the ex-Wallas Band keyboardist, and the best Sunday morning salve we’ve heard all year. As we said earlier at the time of the reissue: “Steer clear of anyone who isn’t charmed by this – they’re not to be trusted.”

Eminently worthy of your trust, however, are reissue imprint Awesome Tapes From Africa, who have followed up the release with a new remix EP. Given the gorgeous source material, their list of remixers is suitably starry-eyed. Scandinavian disco mainstay Prins Thomas contributes an extended ‘Diskomiks’, available to stream in flu below. Spanish collagist El Guincho offers up a colourful remix of album track ‘Ambasel’, and Future Times-sponsored house duo Protect-U have handed in a typically off-kilter remix of ‘Wegene’.

The remix EP is out now. ATFA are also currently gearing up to release Penny Penny’s fabulous South African house album Shaka Bundu.

1. Hailu Mergia — Wegene
2. Prins Thomas — Prins Thomas Diskomiks
3. Protect-U — Wegene (Protect-U Remix)
4. El Guincho — Ambasel (El Guincho Club Alizé Edit)



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