To celebrate the return of summer in Amsterdam, the African hip hop radio team indulges in an eclectic set of fresh tunes from all over the globe in the August show, recorded at the Red Light Radio studio. Besides a couple of new hip hop singles (Jaak, Shima and Marco Polo from South Africa, Dumi Right with a track from his new album Connect the Dots, Rwandan-New Zealand emcee Raiza Biza) there’s a lot of cross over action. Wanlov’s sister Deborah drops the hilarious ‘Uncle Obama’ (I like the size of your banana), Bamzigi (Kenya) comes with a house track produced by Wawesh, and Ice Prince & Sarkodie are invited on the remix of Donaeo’s ‘Big Ben’.

Amal and J4 also talk about the African Samples Mix by French crew We Are Blind, adding two more originals to the list, and they look towards Metro54, a festival on 1st of September in Amsterdam where Baloji, GMB, Kalaf and Okmalumkoolkat will perform and record together (also at Metro54: R2Bees from Ghana, Pupilos du Kuduro, Flybro and more).

Listen here:


Tracklist August 2012
Nazizi, Sasha Perera, Mister Abbas, Jahcoozi – Madhouse
Jaak – Papa Bravo
Abbas – Generation
Raiza Biza – Pyramids
Tony Allen – Asiko
Dumi Right – All Over The Map (Worldwide Remix) (feat. Maggz, Kenny Majozi & Ziggy Lah)
Common – Heat
Bamzigi & Kora – Mutumia
LV & Das Kapital feat OKmalumkoolkat – Inhliziyo Yami Izibozi
Sister Deborah – Uncle Obama
R2Bees – Agyeiii ft Sarkodie & Nana Boroo
Castro ft Godwin Dash – Olofofoo
Sexy Steel – Bebedi Alhaja remix ft Vector
Rocky Dawuni – Freefall
Bingui Jaa Jammy – La charrue
King Ayisoba – Look my shoe ft Mokin, Wanlov & Kwaw Kese
Daara J – Temps Boy
Shima ft Marco Polo – SmokeScreen Up ft Marco Polo
Madvillain – Figaro [101 Remix]
Sehaytu Beraki – Medjemerya
Le gang du Rebel Faso
Batman Samini – Music
Donae’o ft Ice Prince & Sarkodie – Big Ben (Afro Beats remix)
Suma Lee – Apate Raha