We’re back after a brief hiatus with a killer mixtape. If fast, pulsating, hypnotising and beautiful music from the Congo is your thing, wrap yer ears around this.
Eric’s mix is “…basically following down the chain of the 3rd school of Congolese music from the 80’s through the 90’s to today. All the music in the mix descends from a style called Kavasha pioneered by Zaïko Langa Langa. There’s kavasha/tchatcho/ndombolo with heavy sebens throughout each style. A big highlight is JB Mpiana RDC. This tune features rhythms and folklore from some of the different tribes found in Congo (of which there are 200+).”
We’ve been sitting on this mixtape for a long time and had planned to finally release it to coincide with Eric’s performance at Woweembeem (with his outfit Elikya) last March. Sadly that gig was postponed due to Covid-19 so here we are, releasing it into the world amidst a global pandemic. Who’d of thunk it.
Shout out to Sean Montgomery Dietz for the link up and additional notes, and big thanks to Eric for compiling this – mad love to you both.
Tracklist from Robin’s mix —
01 the Pool – On Retinae (East Version)
02 Urban Dance – Hammer
03 Yukihiro Takahashi – Blue Colour Worker
04 Ryuichi Sakamoto – E
05 Magical Power Mako – Spring Storm
06 Yellow Magic Orchestra – Wild Ambitions
07 Interior – Giant Steps
08 Ippu-Do – Moonlight Magic
09 Portable Rock – ウツの (Hold Me)
10 Mari Iijima – Love Sick
Woweembeem Mixtape 035 was compiled by Eric Kalombo Kings and edited by Moving Still
First mixtape of the yr with some deep and satisfying afro / jazz / folk music from Samuel Yirgo (formerly of Dub Colossus), Francis Bebey, Dengue Fever & more.
Have a safe, fun & rewarding 2018 guys.
Here’s the tracklist from Robin’s Japanese ambient special:
01. Hiroshi Yoshimura – Green
02. Ichiko Hashimoto – Opening The Door Of Heaven There Overflowed The Orange Shine
03. The Water Melon Group – The Gate Of Japonesia
04. Toshifumi Hinata _ Sarah’s Crime
05. Yoshio Ojima _ Esplanade (live)
06. SeigÇn Ono _ Mallets
07. Yasuaki Shimizu _ Umi No Ue Kara
08. Ryuichi Sakamoto _ Okinawa Song Chin Nuku Juushii
09. Haruomi Hosono _ Sports Men
10. Yellow Magic Orchestra _ Pure Jam
Woweembeem Mixtape 025 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou.
This week we’ve got Jaz Somun with some killer Yugoslavian jazz, Turkish folk, ‘60s / ‘70s African stuff and a Middle Eastern ambient number from DJ Sotofett. Fiyahhhh. Welcome 2018.
Here’s last week’s tracklist:
01. Mulatu Astatke – Kasalefkut-Hulu
02. Hugh Masekela – The Boy´s Doin´ It
03. Lincoln Olivetti & Robson Jorge – Eva
04. Kanda Bongo Man – Zing Zong
05. Unknown – In The Castle Of My Skin
06. Mahotella Queens – Zibuyile Nonyaka
07.Pasteur Lappe – More Sekele Movement (Papa Ni Mama)
08. Kondi Band – Titi Dem Too Service
09. Sergio Mendes & Brasil 77 – Zanzibar
10. Steel Pulse – Sound System
Woweembeem Mixtape 023 was compiled and edited by Jaz Somun.
Dennis Cassidy takes the controls this week with a killer selection of global sounds. Dennis runs Mixtapes From The Underground & manages The Record Spot among various other musical endeavours. Go Dennis!
Here’s the tracklist from last time:
01. Wayne Snow – Nothing Wrong
02. Mbongwana Star ft. Konono No1 – Malukayi
03. 79ers Gang – Eh Paka Way
04. Unknown – Just So (Knine Tseki Broken Beat Mix)
05. KOKOKO! – Tokoliana
06. M’Bamina – Mosi Zole (Un Et Deux)
07. Vis-a-Vis – Obi Agye Me Dofo
08. Ekambi Brilliant – Aboki (Mon Copain)
09. Groove on Commission – The Connection
10. Aki – The Truffle Tribe
Woweembeem Mixtape 022 was compiled by Dennis Cassidy and edited by Papa Lou.
Killer selection of old and new afro / global flavas this week from Good Name’s Des Garvey. Lovely stuff. Thanks boss.
Our next party is this Saturday at The Sugar Club w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa, Super Silly, Farah Elle & Replete – read all about it here.
Here’s last week’s tracklist:
01. J Dilla – Rico Suave Bossa Nova
02. The Budos Band – Monkey See, Monkey Do
03. Vai Desabar – Gero Camilo
04. Baden Powell – Tempo de Amor
05. Abayomy Afrobeat Orquestra – Afrodisilaco
06. Blundetto – Mustang
07. Nação Zumbi – Assustado
08. I.F.Á. + Okwei V. Odili – Suffer
09. Chico Science & Nação Zumbi – Côco Dub (Afrociberdelia)
10. Iconili – O Rei de Tupanga
Woweembeem Mixtape 021 was compiled by Des Garvey and edited by Jaz Somun.
Amazing selection of tunes submitted this week by Diogo Yudi. One of our favourites so far! 10 super fine afro, latin, soul & funk bombs. Beautiful.
Yo, we’re back in The Sugar Club soon – event details are here.
Here’s last week’s tracklist:
01. Talya Ferro – Cuando Calienta el Sol
02. Quarteto Em Cy – Tudo Que Voce Podia Ser
03. Os Brazões – Que Maravilha
04. Dom Salvador e Abolicao – Hei! você
05. Peter King – Ajo
06. Neno Exporta Som – Deixa A Tristeza
07. Osmar Milito – Mais Cedo Ou Mais Tarde
08. Marcos Valle – Wanda Vidal (Instrumental)
09. Quinteto Ternura – Logo Cedo
10. Tony Grey – You Are The One
Woweembeem Mixtape 020 was compiled by Diogo Yudi and edited by Jaz Somun.
Young go-getter Cathal Seoighe put together this week’s mixtape. He’s been slaying Galway & Dublin dancefloors these past few years — so make sure to keep an eye and ear out. Maximum legit music dude.
In other news, we’ve got Awesome Tapes From Africa back playing The Sugar Club this Nov 11th, alongside our faves, Farah Elle, Super Silly & Replete.
Full event details over here.
Aaaand the tracklist for our last edition w/ Aimee Chan:
01. Susso – Bani
02. Haruomi Hosono – Hurricane Dorothy
03. Tamba Trio – Ou Bola ou Búlica
04. Erkin Koray – Cemalim
05. Hafusa Abasi & Slim Ali with The Yahoos Band – Sina Raha
06. Lata J. Ramasar – The Greatest Name That Lives
07. Roger Damawuzan – Wait For Me
08. Talali Talala – Verckys et l’Orchestre Veve
09. Panom Nopporn – Sao Ban Pok Pab
10. Shadow – Let’s Get It Together
Woweembeem Mixtape 019 was compiled by Cathal Seoighe and edited by Jaz Somun.
Our pal Aimee Chan is guest mixtaper this week, and what a killer selection of music it is. Solid gold jams from Japan, Thailand, the Congo and more. Lovely.
Our next party is in The Sugar Club on September 22nd 2017.
Read all about it over here!
Aaaand the tracklist for last week’s Congolese special:
01 – Grand Kalle – Miwela Miwela
02 – M’Bilia Bel – Faux Pas
03 – Franco et le T.P. O.K. Jazz – Massu
04 – Nyboma – Doublé Doublé
05 – Zaïko Langa-Langa – Mokili Echanger
06 – Pelasimba et Manuaku Waku et Likinga – Wele Wele
07 – Pambu – Grand Zaiko Wawa
08 – Kamanzi – Zaiko Langa Langa
09 – Pépé Kallé & Orchestre Empire Bakuba – Fungola Ngai
10 – Le Poète Simarro Massiya – Kopo Epasuki
Woweembeem Mixtape 018 was compiled by Aimee Chan and edited by Papa Lou.
A truly beautiful and hypnotising selection of Congolese music this week by Sean who messaged our Facebook page —
“My name is Sean Montgomery Dietz, sorry to just cold call but I heard off a mate you guys are looking for people to do mixes and it’s not necessarily about being a DJ, but putting good tunes together that people might not have heard? Well I’ve been playing soukous with these guys from Congo for the last 6 years and they showed me a bunch of killer tunes it would be my pleasure to put together?”
The answer was obviously a resounding yes!
“it’s a mix from Eric and Sean of Elikya, and these songs barely scratch the surface of the long history of Congolese Music! Congolese music goes in so many directions but these songs in particular work off that 4 on the floor bass drum that’s loved the world over!”
Really happy with this one. Our mixtape series is open to everybody – if you love music from Africa, Latin America and the world over, and wanna get involved, just get in touch. We’ll be delighted to hear from you.
Here’s the tracklist from Pablo’s mix last week:
01. Pedro Santos – Desengano da Vista
02. Sona Jobarteh – Jarabi
03. Umalali – Merua
04. Dionisio – Dia Ja Manche
05. Marlui Miranda- Olho D’Agua
06. Os Tincõas – Obaluaê
07. Oum – Taragalte
08. Issa Bagayogo – Gnangran
09. Nação Zumbi – Caldo de Cana
10. Sambanzo – O sino da igrejinha
Woweembeem Mixtape 017 was compiled by Eric & Sean of Elikya, and edited by Papa Lou.
This week we have a beautiful selection of songs on a jazz / latin / afro tip, compiled by everyone’s favourite Brazilian Pablo Santos. After a stint back in the home country, he’s recently returned to Dublin – welcome back dude – and thanks for the awesome music! Pablo will be joining us in the DJ booth at our next party in September. Roll on.
Here’s the tracklist (w/ YouTube links) from James Keating’s killer mix last week:
01. Hilaire Penda – Force In The Heart
02. Evasion 85 – Van La Ka Vante
03. Antoinette Konan – Assandjé
04. Okoi Seka – Melokon Mebun Ou
05. Semi-Colon – Talking About You
06. Gnonnas Pedro – DaDje Von O Von
07. Déka Koma/West African New Sound – Ya Na Séé
08. Buari – Advice From Father
09. Polyversal Souls – Yelle Be Bobre
10. Eddie Hooper – Pass it on
11. Jean-Marie Bolangassa – Disna Ngaï
12. Jacob Mafuleni & Gary Gritness – Atuka Mhondoro 808
13. Tumblack – Caraiba
14. Irakere – Chekere Son
15. Sly & The Revolutionaries – Sensi Dub
16. Revelasong – Bob Rythm
17. Max Romeo – Rise Up
18. Pecker – Kylyn
Woweembeem Mixtape 016 was compiled by Pablo Santos and edited by Papa Lou