While the #Africaishot sound is rooted in hip hop, we also play Afro house, kwaito, dancehall, afrobeat and more, inspired by the eclectic vision of the original hip hop deejays such as Afrika Bambaataa. In this update we attempt to deal with a backlog of months in uploading the Africa Is Hot shows playlists, so check out these eight hours of Afro tunes from September to January. Stay tuned for more as we still have the February through April show playlists as well.

UPDATE May 6, 2015: Red Light Radio moved all their shows and playlists to Mixcloud. Listen to the latest shows in this playlist:

Stay tuned for more playlist updates, and when you’re done here tune in to African Hip Hop Radio 24/7 (launch in popup) which we’ll be supplying with fresh tunes daily from now on.

Photo (above): Okmalumkoolkat in the studio with #Africaishot presenter Amal and Red Light Radio initiator Hugo van Heijningen.

Africa Is Hot #6 – January 2015
A show going all over the place, starting with Dutch/Brazil 80s rare grooves from Congarilla, leading up to Meiway’s ‘DJ Tassouman’, an unreleased cut by Tatunane from Tanzania and an early version of Africa’s biggest hit in the western pop charts, Yeke Yeke by Mory Kante.

Congarilla – Dance with me till the morning
Nneka – Book of job
Coptic ft. M.anifest – Keep Shining
Dean Blunt ft Inga Copeland – #2
Tyrone Evans – Rise Up
Minzoto ya Zaire – Koni Vuka
Verckys – Cheka sana
Karol Conka – Vo La
Meiway – Dj Tassouman
Krotal – Krotal – On a tous des soucis feat Le Reflet Abracadabra
Limas Do Swagg – Arrasta esse pato
Yemi Alade – Johnny (African Skank Bootleg)
Sarabi ft Santuri – Fire
Super Cat feat. Shaggy — Night Flight
Daddy Showkey- Asalambeez feat. Harry Song
Sinkane—How We Be (Lexx Remix)
Mory Kante – M’balou
Francis Bebey – Sanza nocturne
Mermaids – Night walkin
Iba Mahr – Diamond sox
Stephen Marley ft Sizzla & Capleton – Rock stone
Tatunane – Utamaduni
Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako – Tiecolomba
Mory Kante – Yeke yeke (original version)

Africa Is Hot #5 – December 2014
In this show we played a lot of Afro house tunes including the brilliant – and exclusive for now – ‘Fire’ by Sarabi from Kenya featuring the East African Santuri project.

1 Sarabi & Santuri – Fire
2 Freddy Massamba feat. Boddhi Satva- Warriors of Africa
3 Dj Malvado jr Ft. Bill Mello – Deda Baba (Afro)
4 LVovo Derrango ft Black coffee & Zakes bantwini – Mzimba ngidedele
5 Black Motion ft. Berita – Troopa
6 Francis Bebey – Di Saegi
7 Orlando Julius with the Heliocentrics – Omoba Blues
8 Sal Davis – Uhuru of Kenya
9 Simba Wanyika – Yamebaki mazoea
10 Jabula – Ithumeleng ba mamela
11 Les Ambassadeurs du Motel de Bamako
12 Sabu Martinez – El Cumbanchero
13 Protoje – Who knows ft Chronixx
14 Leeroy – Chateau Rouge
15 Krotal – On a tous des soucis
16 Dhaanto Cusuub
17 Manu Dibango – Abele
18 Marché Noire – Y’a du blues
19 Don Laka – Don’t you like it
20 Dirty Paraffin – Big Bootyholic
21 Yvonne Chaka Chaka – Umqombothi (B.R.M 2014 Crazy Mix)
22 Maikal X – Real friend

Africa Is Hot #4 – November 2014
Afro Vintage Vinyl special with dj Gioumanne

1 Kwaku Daddy – American Football
2 Mandingo – Harima
3 Asante – Asante Tabora
4 Saidou Richard – Sabali
5 Lizzy Mercier Descloux – Lady o’kpele
6 Peter Tosh – Bukk in Ham dub
7 Congarilla – Thunder and lightning
8 Henri Guedon – Mozambikaction
9 Pili Pili – Afro Timento
10 Anansi – Funky G
11 Georges Diby – Abore Mebe
12 Sonny Okosuns Ozziddi – O’Jesu
13 Slim Ali – Sing a song
14 Candido – Jingo
15 Buari – Iro la pa
16 Dizzy K – Link the boogie
17 Del Richardson – Soul on fire
18 Jewel – Jewel’s groove (Afro Disco Boogie Edits)
19 AM FM – You are the one
20 Sumy – Goodthingman
21 Oso – Disco bata
22 Young Exposer – The swing
23 Billy jones – We want peace
24 Los Hermanos Latinos – Bomba remix

Africa Is Hot #3 – September/October 2014
With special guest Caroline Kamya (Uganda) – @CarolineKamya

1 Sanzala – Bomaye (Senegal)
2 Ill Skillz – Hip Hop Jones (SA)
3 Abladzo Kwame – Hope feating Kur Brakous (Ghana)
4 Bana – All for Luga Flow (Uganda)
5 Wangechi – Play (Kenya)
6 Clap! Clap! – Tayi Bebba (Diaspora/Italia)
7 Sopiang Kawina – Opete kwasi
8 Mo Kolours – Mike Black (Mauritania/UK)
9 Andrew Ashong – Never Dreamed (UK)
10 Manu Dibango – Kusini (Cameroon)
11 Segun Bucknor – You Killing Me (Nigeria)
12 Amen Brother Disco Band – Soleil
13 Marlene – Taste of the pudding ft Segun Roberts (Nigeria)
14 Caroline Kamya DJ set
15 Abumba du Zaire – Likambo na falanga
16 Buttley Moore – Happy Merry Music
17 The Ngozi Family Band – Stay With Me