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
Wowsers, another amazing mix of 1980’s Japanese electronic music from Robin Fuller, thank you sir. This one’s on a more uptempo tip than last time. The tracks for this sat on our computer for 9 months and sound better now having aged a little. Audiophile tip there for ya. Thanks again Robin, you da real MVP. The tracklist will be posted underneath next month’s mixtape..
Tracklist from Moving Still’s mix —
01 Marjana – Adahani Al Telephone
02 Al Loh Loah Kuwait – Barem
03 Mona_Abdel_Ghany – Ashab
04 Simone – Brother Louie Arabic Cover
05 Bouchenak – Salam Alikoum
06 Ezzat Abou Auf 4 M – Wahl El Magna
07 Al Dana Kuwait – Marra Nasi
08 Al Ekhwa – Arjook
09 Jamal Al Seeb – Gobgob Delany
10 Hany Shinoda Farkat Maser – Lama Kan EL Bahr Azraa
Woweembeem Mixtape 034 was compiled by Robin Fuller and edited by Moving Still.
‘80s Japan special this week from guest selector Robin Fuller. Mostly dreamy ambient type stuff before chugging into action by the end.
Serious double rainbow vibes here… so… beautiful.
Last week’s tracklist:
01. Bembeya Jazz National – Petit Sekou
02. Dusko Gojkovic – Devojko Mala
03. Arthur Verocai – Pelas Sombras
04. Moussa Doumbia – Samba
05. Azymuth – Young Embrace (Um Abraco Da Mocidade)
06. Monomono – Awareness is Wot You Need
07. Cassiano – Saia Dessa Fossa
08. Vincent Ahehehinnou – Maimouna Cherie
09. Selda Bagcan – Gitme
10. DJ Sotofett – Soukas Mix
Woweembeem Mixtape 024 was compiled by Robin Fuller and edited by Papa Lou.
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
This week we’ve got a deep excursion into soul, jazz, afrobeat & latin w/ tracks from Salif Keita, Señor Coconut, Francis Bebey & more. All vinyl records this time… the Bebey one is rare but the others are all easily available (and cheap). It’s music to listen to while lyin’ horizontal in the sunshine. Thank you musicians. Thank you record pressing plants. S/O to the Universe. Downloadable from here.
Here’s the tracklist from last week’s mix:
01. Monks Of Senegal – Ethiopic
02. Gal Costa – Baby
03. Habib Koité – Baro
04. Ali Farka Touré – Radio Mali
05. Orchestra Baobab – Utrus Horas
06. Arthur Verocai – Que Mapa
07. Batsumi – Mamshanyana
08. Angélique Kidjo – Sedjedo
09. Fatoumata Diawara – Kanou
10. Muluqen Mellesse Dahlak Band – Bene Mote
Woweembeem Mixtape 007 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou
We had an amazing time at the first Woweembeem – huge thanks to our performers and everyone who came along and contributed to the positive energy all night! Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates about future gigs. This week’s mixtape is a slow, relaxing selection of music from Africa & Brazil. Lots of guitars and sweet vocals. Nurse those Paddy’s weekend hangovers people. It’s temporarily downloadable from here too.
Here’s the tracklist from last week’s mix:
01. Sabu Martinez – Martin Cohen Loves Latin Percussion
02. Toure Kunda – Ne Nami
03. Mory Kante – Nonsense (Apartheid)
04. Mory Kante – Africa 2000
05. Toure Kunda – Em’ma
06. Sona Diabate – Djoulou Nouma (Pure Club Mix)
07. Trinidad Oil Company – Feelings
08. Tabou – New York City
09. Ghetto Blaster – Life’s Just A Party
10. Sabu Martinez – Hotel Alyssa-Sousse, Tunisia
Woweembeem Mixtape 006 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou
Mixtape 005 is an all vinyl afro-caribbean excursion through the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. Latin, soul, monstrous breaks, afrobeat, ’90s deep house w/ Guinean vocals – it’s all there. Shout out to the French dude who sold us these records over the weekend. Floating on cloud 9 ever since. Temporarily downloadable from here.
Our inaugural Woweembeem gig this Thursday w/ Awesome Tapes From Africa is shaping up to be huge.
Here’s the tracklist from last week’s mix:
01. Il Carbonaro – High Noon
02. Burning Spear – Civilized Reggae
03. Freddie McGregor – Natural Collie
04. Shabba Ranks – Respect
05. Junior Murvin – Super Powers
06. Fabian – Prophecy
07. Stephen Marley feat Damian Marley & Buju Banton – Jah Army
08. High Smile HiFi feat Speng Bond – Dilly Dally
09. Perfect – Hand Cart Bwoy
10. Lady Saw – Swing Sung
Woweembeem Podcast 005 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou
Our fourth mixtape is a reggae special w/ tracks from Lady Saw, High Smile HiFi, Shabba Ranks and more. The last song is mastered really low so you’ll need to turn that one up. It’s a mix of vinyl rips and wavs taken from CD, or bought from the always-on-point reggaerecord.com. Stream above or download from here.
Here’s last week’s tracklist:
01. Amadou & Mariam – Mouna
02. Kanyi – Ndinje
03. Youssou N’Dour – Bes
04. Peter King – Ajo
05. Amadou & Mariam – M’bifé Balafon
06. Brenda and the Big Dudes – Amalahle
07. Kyekyeku – Enye Whi
08. Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band – Gyae Su
09. DJ Center – Dem Say Ah (feat. Akoya Afrobeat)
10. Mulatu Astatke – I Can’t Live Without You
Our first event is looking like a full house! Don’t sleep on tickets.
Woweembeem Mixtape 004 was compiled and edited by Papa Lou