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Cat: AFS 042. Rel: 04 Jun 19
International
  1. She's A Witch (Tikoloshi) (5:19)
  2. Hlabalaza (5:20)
  3. Mjondolo (Bus House) (5:24)
  4. Bantshi (4:55)
  5. Ditenteng Jive (5:24)
  6. Mathatha (5:15)
Review: Thanks to increased interest in South African dance music of the late 1980s, original copies of this obscure album from little-known trio The Bees have been changing hands for large sums online. Happily, Johannesburg-based label Afrosynth Records has decided to give it the reissue treatment. It was first released in 1988 and offers a near perfect example of the early Kwaito style blend of "bubblegum" South African synth-pop and contemporaneous U.S house. Highlights include the chanted vocals, sun-bright synth melodies and rubbery bass of "She's A Witch (Tikoloshi)", the glassy-eyed mid-tempo Kwaito richness of "Mjondolo (Bus House)" and "Mathatha", an anthem in waiting rich in country guitar riffs, positive lyrical messages and jangling house piano.
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 in stock $14.78
It's Hot (reissue) (12" Nachpressung)
Cat: AFS 034. Rel: 02 Dec 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Burnin' Beat (It's Hot) (11:00)
  2. Searchin' (10:21)
Review: It would be fair to say that the Afro Synth label has dug deep for this latest reissue. Little is known about Burnin Beat, an obscure South African disco outfit who released their sole 12", It's Hot, on RPM way back in 1979. They're a great example of an outfit that, for whatever reason, fell through the cracks. The title track, a lolloping, 11-minute disco workout rich in fluid synth lines, rubbery slap bass, sparring instrument solos and the powerful vocals of Olive Masigna, is something of a long-lost gem. Original flipside "Searchin" is almost as good, with Masigna adding a touching vocal to a backing track that pushes the band's favourite Moog synthesizer to the fore.
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 in stock $13.41
FORTHCOMING
Korobela
Korobela (LP)
Cat: AFS 043.
International
  1. Indaba Kabani
  2. Victim
  3. Why
  4. Korobela
  5. Mjukeit
  6. Atikatareni
Review: Dutch label Afrosynth's latest dig into the South African scene of the 1980s and '90s focuses on the career of Kamazu, a prolific artist who released six albums and a handful of killer singles between 1986 and '97. It's a great collection, combining his better-known hits - the mid-80s boogie goodness of "Korobela" and superb 1991 Kwaito smash "Indaba Kabani" - with a quartet of lesser-known cuts from his bulging catalogue. Our picks include the slo-mo Kwaito dreaminess of "Atikatareni" and the cheery, synth bass-propelled brilliance of "Victim", though the standard throughout is dizzyingly high. A must-have for all those who love the distinctive warm, dreamy and synth-heavy sound of South African dance music from the late '80s and early '90s.
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Cat: AFS 041. Rel: 11 Sep 18
Jazz
  1. Welcome To This World (6:41)
  2. Bamako Love Song (feat Shabaka Hutchings) (5:22)
  3. Fences (feat Shabaka Hutchings) (5:21)
  4. Beneath The Waves (5:06)
  5. Log Out Shut Down (feat Buddy Wells) (5:26)
  6. Tafattala (feat Reza Khota) (10:46)
  7. The Tunnel (5:21)
  8. As We Drift Away (7:08)
Review: Afrosynth Records' latest must-have release comes from Mabuta, a Capetown-based collective headed up by jazz bassist and occasional electronic experimentalist Shane Cooper. "Welcome To This World" is naturally rooted in jazz, though it's spiritual movements and cosmic vibrations regularly include suitably intergalactic synth sounds and nods towards jazz-funk and Afro-beat. The latter influence comes to the fore on Buddy Wells collaboration "Log Out Shut Down", while the brilliantly out-there "Tafattala" wraps bustling, crashing jazz drums in mind-altering backwards instrumentation and Cooper's booming double bass. Mabuta is of course capable of providing good, old-fashioned laidback jazz moments, as the Cinematic Orchestra-esque "As We Drift Away" emphatically proves.
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 in stock $19.16
Tomorrow (LP + insert)
Cat: AFS 036. Rel: 12 Jun 18
Disco/Nu-Disco
  1. Tomorrow (4:29)
  2. Heart Attack (3:41)
  3. I've Got A Friend (3:05)
  4. Is This Love (4:40)
  5. In My Mind (4:34)
  6. Mina Ngilijaji (4:36)
Review: South African bubblegum soul queen Ntombi enjoys a timely spotlight session as Afrosynth look back over her short-lived career and pick some of the highlights from each album she blessed us with. Leading from the front with the cult classic "Tomorrow" we're treated to highlights such as the proto tropical house harmonies and layers of "I've Got A Friend", the shinier house-focused workout "In My Mind" and a disco dancehall shaker "Mina Ngilijaji". Tomorrow is a day that never comes... Don't sleep.
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Ta Duma (12")
Cat: AFS 040. Rel: 25 Sep 19
International
  1. Ta Duma (12" version) (5:57)
  2. Ta Duma (album version) (6:11)
  3. Ta Duma (12" instrumental) (5:55)
  4. Xikhobva (3:10)
Review: Johannesburg's Maboneng Precinct is the home of Afrosynth Records and for the last two years it has been an absolute hotbed of reissued African music. This latest missive is originally from 1984 by Obed Ngobeni and his backing singers the Kurhula Sisters, who helped pioneer the Shangaan Disco style that heavily influenced South Africa's bubblegum sound of the 80s. Now a go-to genre for cult favs like Antal and Hunee, they're sure to lap up the hurried funk and proto-house of "Ta Duma", which comes in three slightly different versions. "Xikhobva" closes things in loose percussive fashion with a guitar-driven groove.
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Cat: AFS 039. Rel: 20 Mar 19
International
  1. Home Boy (6:18)
  2. I Wanda Why (6:01)
  3. Thiba (6:19)
  4. Stoppa (6:07)
Review: For the latest release on his much-check Afrosynth label, DJ Okapi has once again turned his attention to the early days of South African Kwaito music. "I Wanda Why?" contains a quartet of cuts plucked from the 1994 album of the same name by Sea Bee, a vocalist who pretty much disappeared without a trace afterwards (this is in sharp contrast to producer Spokes H, who continued to be a key part of the Kwaito scene until his death in 2013). There's much to enjoy throughout, from the bouncy piano riffs, squeezable synth-bass and dreamy chords of "Home Boy", to the glassy-eyed female backing vocals, mid-tempo pump and shimmering, rush-inducing vibes of "Thiba". Closer "Stoppa", a more downtempo and atmospheric Kwaito excursion, is also superb.
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