Mehmet Aslan - Raptiye Rap
Alma Negra - Carnaval
Out now. Vinyl only.
From the Dawn Chorus EP (Trouble Remixes Vol 2), forthcoming (vinyl & digital) 11th Nov 2013 via Hobbes Music (HM003). Listen to the full track: www.hobbesmusicon.bandcamp.com
Mastered by Kenny Inglis at Eighth Nerve, Glasgow. Worldwide distribution by Rubadub: www.rubadubrecords.co.uk/music. More info: www.hobbesmusic.co.uk
When in Malawi we went on a mission to try to emulate Mr Awesome Tapes From Africa and find some unique undiscovered musical gems on tape cassette. We headed to the local market and eventually found the one guy who was selling tapes in the whole city. He was the grumpiest man we met all tour but with the help of a local translator we managed to buy around 25 tapes from him. He initially agreed to the price we offered but then seemed to go in this massive huff. We were like, OK - we can pay more, just to make him happy. But he still seemed annoyed so we started taking the tapes out our bag to give back to him. Our local translator thought he was gonna lose out on the deal so talked him around and we ended up paying a little more and got to keep the tapes. The only thing I can think is that we got ourselves a total bargain. Result.
Tomorrow night at Highlife in London, i will be playing 2 sets, the first using just these Malawian market tapes. Hope you can join me!
Following our dazzling summer Sun Ritual party, Highlife returns to Birthdays for our last London date this year. In September, Auntie Flo travelled to Malawi to perform at the Lake of Stars festival. We felt so inspired by the festival that we’ve decided to host the tenth anniversary party, and fundraiser, for the festival next year.
Lake of Stars books Malawian, African and International acts to produce a festival that boosts Malawi’s economy and arts industries. Set on the palm fringe shores of Lake Malawi, this is an event like no other…
Join Auntie Flo and a few friends to celebrate Lake of Stars, playing music sourced from the local markets in CD, MP3s and tape formats.
Out now. Vinyl only.
AUNTIE FLO & ESA IN AFRICA TOUR
20/9 The Alex Theatre, Jo’burg
(Live / DJ)w/ 2 Bears + +
21/9 The Assembly, Cape Town
(Live / DJ) w/ 2 Bears + +
21/9 Mandela Rhodes Place
w/ Culoe De Song + +
23/9 For The Record, Cape Town (DJ - vinyl only)
27/9 City of Stars, Lilongwe,
Malawi (Live / DJ) w/ The Very Best + +
New Highlife Edits out 2nd Sept 2013