℗ 2013 Smithsonian Folkways Recordings / 1991 Monitor Records
Found some dope Nigerian hip hop from a dancing Instagram @nweworldwide
Invited by my dear friend Soohan, I've put together this collection of songs from the last year that you may not have heard yet, that have been rocking dance floors across the globe. From Afro House to Gqom, to Moombahton and footwork, these global bangers soundtrack a narrative of Diaspora club sounds. - Anna Morgan
1. Mina - Make Money (feat. Bryte)
2. Lua Preta - Ta Bater
3. Joe Bataan- Muneca (Gingee remix)
4. Vermilion Bird & Moombahkingz feat. Jr Ghetto - Estilo Criminal
5. OKZHARP & MANTHE RIBANE - TELEPORTED (RASTRONAUT & PEDRO EDIT)
6. Banginclude & Nova Zef - Classy (Dos Flakos Remix)
7. MoonDoctoR- Ponto
8. Sonido Berzerk - Elegua
9. ahadadream - Shade
10. DJ Lag-Jika
Todd Terje’s Remix of Turkish singer Nese Karabocek is so delicious I can’t not share it. It’s one of those I wanted to hold onto all for myself LOL, but in this day and age, sharing is caring. Please turn up your sound system and enjoy. Original is from 1977.
Here’s a song from one of my favorite African vocalists, The Very Best.
2012 and still dope.
My inner turn up has been channeling this song for a while now. Def a good one for the dance floor.
Amsterdam MC Cho came out with this super catchy tune a few years ago. Moombahton seems like its pretty big over in the Netherlands. Nice hybrid of musical cultures.
One of my favorite moments of tour last weekend was rocking out with my Lyft Driver to all of this Indian music. We were in front of the hotel blasting music like this for a while before hotel security had to come out and see what was going on.
Mercan Dede also known as DJ Arkin Allen, is a Turkish composer, ney and bendir player, DJ and producer.
His sound incorporates traditional instruments and ney from Turkey and other parts of the world, with horns, dance beats, ambient electronic music, and a Sufi spirituality. The name Mercan Dede itself evokes Sufism as "Dede" is the word for 'elder' in the Sufi traditions, although the name Mercan Dede was inspired from a character in a modern Turkish novel. Dede composes his own music, some of which is rhythmic, some new age.
This is a nice vibe for a Sunday.
Here’s a timeless classic from Loreena Mckennit from 1997.