Now that I am back in full swing, I am committed to expose some of y’all to some of the DJ Mixes happening on the other side of the fence. One of the few things I realized about being in Kenya or being a Kenyan living outside Kenya – you tend to mingle within the same circles. So in essence over time you realize that your exposure to other forms of music is zero. Basically you end up liking what other Kenyans, Tanzanians or Ugandans like. We live in such a pod – its like nothing else makes sense to us. And I am not talking about the 1, 2, 3 Naija songs that hit the main stream. I am talking about a whole underground hiphop and R&B African music scene thats out there.
Once you start exploring Urban African music like we do here at GetMziki, you start to realize that maybe that DJ Pinye or that DJ Flex are not really as hot as the other African DJs out there (I dont mean this literary, its just a figure of speech). For instance DJ Black from Ghana just kills it… you may not recognize many of these songs, as most sound like Dancehall or a some deep US underground rap music. But thats just how the evolution of Ghana Music has come so far. Its like we only have one Bamboo or one Kantai – Ghana has like 79 Bamboo’s and about 105 Kantai’s. You know the type of artists who can sing both English and Twi. Anyway this is Volume 2 to the Ghana Club bangerz – probably my favorite of the two and specifically because it has ASEM – pigaro…
If you are into mixtapes and as super attentive as I am… Listen to this mix from 30min mark when DJ Black drops Professor Jay, he plays a call from Professor Jay (or a drop). He then scratches and juggles Jina langu (a classic Tanzanian hit – 90’s hit)… then he gets into ASEM – now that intro or that drop by ASEM is the BEST drop I’ve heard on an African Mixtape for the LONGEST TIME EVER.
“When a White Man sexually assaults a black woman we call that a mixed rape, now when a DJ musically assults my music and puts it on a CD, we call that a MIXTAPE” … DJ Black your Mixetape is hot!!
Sheeeeit thats the best drop ive heard in a while – and then kills it with the Kat Williams “this shit right here niggggga” Anyway am losing it let me just chill… Enjoy this mix. The track list is available for anyone interested.
listen to the Ghana Club Bangerz Mixtape here:[audio:http://files.getmziki.com/Dj_Mixes/ghana_club_bangerz_2.mp3]
download the mixtape here: