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When Bosq get his mitts on Kaleta & Super Yamba’s Jibiti, he transforms it into a dancefloor burner rife w/ psychedelic vibes & punchy horns
Benefit For All’s the 1st release from album Unite. It’s a powerful track that will uplift you, unite people & get you on your feet to dance
"Jack & Jill Ran Up The Hill"; Remember that? A time when life seemed so simple. Now we got killer locusts, deadly viruses and who knows what's next. One thing I noticed about the pandemic, some people will not change who they are no matter what's going on. I know I'm dwelling on the ignorant side and all problems might not have a solution, but if there is something out there that can benefit your survival and you say no to it? I just don't get it. I'm confused. I didn't think anybody would have a problem wearing a mask to help protect their health. I mean what do they make the mask for anyway? Exactly! To block harmful germs, viruses or deadly bacteria from getting in or out. Anyway, that's just the way I see things. The other thing I see is, time flies no matter what! It's July already! It's hot! This mix is also hot, so let's rock and listen together. Go!!!! Enjoy your holiday weekend.
Upon 1st intro to ONIPA, the battery of balafons & synthesizer pulses on Fire is as good of a statement of purpose as any you’ll hear!
I don't know about the rest of the world, but summertime is here in NYC, wooooweee. It's burning up, but I love this hot weather. It brings out the best in me. So much is going on right now, nothing beats an ice cold glass of tea or lemonade, sitting by the air-conditioner just cooling out. You only have a fan? Yeah that's a tough one. Sometimes a fan will just blow hot air right into your face. No breeze at all, but hey what can you do? We are fighting a virus, injustice and now the hot weather. Out of all that, we got some funky hot World Hip Hop music for ya. Bop ya head, take it easy, or turn the music up loud, get ya dance on, burn some calories off, then cool off again. Let's go!!!
The battery of balafons & retro-synthesizer pulses on Fire is a good of a statement of purpose as any you’ll hear from UK band, ONIPA
Despite the mayhem and injustice going on in the world today, you still have to stay afloat, stay focus and never let the problems of the world tear you down. So right here, this episode, we're calling this one "Dreams Have No Expiration Date". I heard that one a few years ago by the great LL Cool J. No matter how young or old, follow your dreams. We dedicate this mix to those who never quit.. Let's go!!!
A Long Way To The Beginning by Seun Kuti & his 17 member band is powerful take-no-prisoners, socially conscious music. It’s also party music
Custom Check Point is a very unique song for Fela b/c It’s very intense, danceable to the extreme, w/ an oriental sounding keyboard solo!
Shut In explores themes of disaster, isolation and uncertainty. There’s mention of food shortages, closed stores & extreme weather.
Around the world we're all struggling with this PANDEMIC! I had to put that in capital letters just to emphasize how crazy the past two months have been. Every other day you have the president saying crazy shhhhh!! LOL. Then the documentaries that come out all of a sudden with the conspiracy theories, oh god.. The un-approved vaccines. Uggh. Anyway, thank god for music. Music can take your mind off of many things. Sit back and relax, or bop ya head, or dance to the rhythms. Some good World Hip-Hop music. Let's go!!!
Be Africa is a rousing number in the Fela vein, whose tight, infectious groove & expressive, overlapping vocals make it sound ripe for remix
“Without Tony Allen, there would be no Afrobeat.” – Fela Kuti. Today we honor Allen’s unique talent & musical genius during his epic career
Once again, We're back up in here. Another day of good music and world traveling. Shoutout to my city of New York, things are starting to look up. Cases of corona are going down, deaths are doing down even though one death is too much. The battle continues but things are getting better. In the meantime, we got some good music for you to enjoy and get you through the day or week. Let's go!
ATOMGA frame the question “what would happen if we were all dropped off on another planet?” in their Latin-tinged Afrobeat song Zenpocalypse
Yenimno is a raucous blast of energy! The guitar is a marvel here, generating restless, romping momentum in cascades of sing-song lines!
Charting nearly two decades of groundbreaking music production, Boddhi Satva’s double album ’18’ turns up hidden gems & reflects on classics
‘Ewe Rono’ takes vintage sounds and vocals & adds contemporary electronic production to introduce these sounds to the next generation!
On album 4th Dimension, Jimi Tenor continues his exploration of Afrobeat music. Enjoy Higher Styx, which is a wicked Afro Funk dance track!
Peace to everyone on the check in. Hope everybody out there is taking it easy. Don't drive yourself crazy. Be patient, stay focus, keep your mind busy, don't veer off into thinking things are hopeless. We all have to stay strong. I understand, it's not easy. You just wanna do the basic things right now. Eventually we hope this will pass. Right now though, this is the new normal. In the meantime, to keep your mind busy, not looking at numbers or graphs. We got this World Hip-Hop mix to grab hold of your attention. This pandemic, what else can you say? We can beat it. Ok, let's get into the mix so we can all still have a good time while fighting this.
‘Milambi’ marks Angelique Kidjo’s maiden venture into electronic music with Pablo Nouvelle. Enjoy the archival African field recordings!
Ahhh man. These are some crazy times right now. R.I.P. to all people, all over the world, dying from this deadly virus. The numbers you see on the news, it's just sad. With knowledge and some unity we can beat this. It's going to take a while. The days seem to go so slow now. They say stay home if you can, please stay home. This is a world battle no matter where it came from. In the meantime, I have some good music to take our mind off this crisis. Music from around the world. Please do what you can with what you got. Let's rock to some joints…Enjoy…
London fusionistas Lokkhi Terra joined forces with Dele Sosimi for the four-track album Cubafrobeat for an ingenious blend of dance music!
Soufwans gets a 21st century upgrade, laced with moody Detroit style pads & tech’d out bass resulting in pure dance fire pon di floor!
The theme of “Boomerang” shows the original spirit of Afrobeat, directly influenced by Fela Kuti but adapted to the social issues of today!
The deeply infectious album, Zigzagger, finds trumpeter/composer Takuya Kuroda carving his own distinctive sonic path along the way!
Live your life, I hope you live long. Stay strong and enjoy each moment. Keep tuning in to the best show on earth. Yeah, World hip-hop, provided by me and BTRtoday.com Life will always be good for you. Pump the show in your ride, your earphones while you're jogging, or your next big party. You can do it, I believe in you. A new show to quench your ear thirst for the real. Let's rock. Enjoy!!!
The opening title track, D.O.D., represents AGBEKO’s most reverent nod to Fela Kuti yet with an onslaught of horn stabs & wailing organs!
Everybody's running for president, so why not me? LOL. I guess right now I'm the president of the World Hip-Hop show because I'm the only DJ right now playing great hip-hop music from around the world constantly. Some of these artists, the other DJ's wouldn't even give them the time of the day. That's why I'm the opposite, the bizarre one, and I take chances. All that top 40 junk. Playing the same records over and over. That's another business in itself. Right now though, we have another mix right here to prove what I can do. Listen up!!!
Negus Negast plays w/ a strong beat & solos as an initial burst of brass & drums create a bombastic flavor before making way for heavy horns
‘Stronger’ is an uplifting anthem and a call to build bridges from The Mighty Mocambos’ latest album, 2066, featuring MC JSwiss!
Mama is a dedication to Walters’ Grandma. A track in which the balafon takes center stage, some meditative flute & female choruses who shine
You see the title? Yeah, I'm in Oakland, California now. Stopped in LA first last week, then headed over to Vegas to hangout with the legendary Biz Markie, came back to LA the next day and had a meeting with another legend, Nasty Ness. We were sitting down talking, Ness gets a text that Kobe Bryant passed away. Our last day in LA was a rollercoaster ride. So sad. R.I.P. to Kobe Bryant & his daughter and all the other passengers. We left Ness' house to go eat some great seafood at the Drunken Crab, returned back to the hotel, I took a little nap and then got ready for DJ Statik Selectah's birthday party. It was a great time. I met up with model and singer "I Am The Dan". We wound up meeting The Game, Jadakiss and I bumped into Young Guru. After LA we flew to Oakland. Now I'm bringing you a dope mix, and this mix will never be forgotten, straight outta Oakland. Check it out..Love who you love. Stay positive. You just never know what life will bring you.
Mwajuma Mambo is about a beautiful girl who is jealous of her Aunt & uses voodoo against her, which in turn backfires, making her sick!
We have spent billions of dollars on jet fuel, traveling around the world bringing you great music. LOL. Well, we haven't stopped. Here is another banging mix to take you on another journey to the 4 corners of the planet. No, the earth is not flat. LOL. Anyway let's set it off with Napoleon Da Legend's "Spineless Zombies" track. Are we robots made out of flesh? We love to follow and not lead? Consumers not creators? Nappo goes hard on this track reaping East Africa. Let's listen. Go!!!
L’Origine du Monde - the adventure in the brass jungle in pursuit, mutates into an atmosphere where the bass drum pulsates over all time!
Ha Le Se Le Li Khanna is a rendition of a traditional song probably sung at engagement ceremonies & about keeping cattle safe for dowry!
What's up everybody. We back again with another dope mix. Lyrics to go…Some dope artists in this mix who don't play around with the pen. Man we got FK Moses from China on this one. Make sure you pick up that new Manz Rivalz album called "Time Machine" on all digital outlets. Lets' go…Let's get it..2020 no looking back.. LA see ya'll soon.
Dance-floor workout, Jingo, is a fresh take on Babatunde Olatunji’s original ft. vocals & percussion by Afla Sackey & Koichi on synths & drums

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