The bassline junkies are back in the studio. Amal returned from a sabbatical stay in Berlin (Germany) and J4 spent a few weeks in Kenya and Tanzania. After the hiatus, their playlist is full of fresh tunes from across the continent, including posse cuts from Kenya (Xtatic) and Nigeria (XP as well as Ice Prince’s Aboki remix), a Ghana – Nigeria connection between Sarkodie and Viviane, a new single by S3 from eastern Congo and the new single by Awadi (PBS).

Amal and J4 have been checking out some other bassline music during the holidays so they play a bit of deep house from SA and Angola as well as acoustic soul from Aar Maanta and Laura Mvula and even ‘Bassline Junkie’, a track by UK’s grime legend Dizzy Raskal (who’s repping Nigeria and Ghana by birth) – make sure you check out his video at the bottom of this post.

Here’s the show, recorded live at Amsterdam’s Red Light Radio which is situated in the Red Light district. Play it loud and if you’re in the northern hemisphere, forget about the snow outside…


Playlist February 2013
1. Ismael Sankara – Real Africans
2. X Plastaz – Wape Salam feat. P the MC
3. S3 – Je vote
4. Matador – Vox Populi
5. Sarkodie – Hallelujah (Feat. Viviane Chidid)
6. Xtatic – Hit Em Up feat. AKA & Priddy Ugly
7. Deep Level – Running These Streets
8. Art Melody – Yam Sabaab
9. Afrikanas – Somos Serias
10. Soul Nana – Mandingo ft. Willie B & Noni Spitz
11. XP feat Reminisce, Olamide & Skales – Calabar Loni Shan (Remix)
12. Awadi – Ma Revolution
13. Aar Maanta – Maanta
14. Fatoumata Diawara – Sowa
15. Laura Mvula – Green Garden
16. Naeto C- Can you do it
17. Ice Prince ft Sarkodie, Mercy Johnson, Wizkid, Ice Prince, M.I. & Khuli Chana – Aboki (Remix)
18. Culoe de Song feat. Shana – Amasiko
19. Black Coffee ft Zakes Bantwini – Take It All Off
20. Black Motion ft Vital – Uyabizwa (Original)
21. Os Babo’s – Dia Mapuça (Afro)
22. Gasmilla – Innit (UK Azonto)
23. Dizzee Rascal – Bassline junkie

Then, the Bassline Junkie video, a must-see (some explicit lyrics):