Awesome Tapes From Africa

Vinyl Releases

707 (LP)
12" Vinyl US Pre sale
awesome tapes from africa continues to unearth must-hear gems for a wider audience with its reissue of south african bubblegum music stars umojas 1988 ep 707. huge tip!
ATFA 025LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
presale
17.99 EUR *
YEGOJAM MAMESH (7 INCH)
7" Vinyl UK 17.08.18
ATFA028.5
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Last Copy!
8.99 EUR *
AROO (LP)
12" Vinyl US 29.03.18
ghana s dj katapila is back with more minimalist dance music productions, this time inspired in part by his travels overseas. following the success of the re-release of his trotro recording a couple years ago, katapila has been playing in europe and the uk, bringing his style of breakneck-paced, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink west african club music into a very different conte, giving katapila (real name ishmael abbey) inspiration in the kind of music he has heard in places like london. so he made some new music, here we go!
ATFA 023LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
in stock
17.99 EUR *
707 (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 30.05.17
wesome tapes from africa continues to unearth must-hear gems for a wider audience with its reissue of south african bubblegum music stars umoja s 1988 ep 707. huge tip!
atfa025lp
Awesome Tapes From Africa
Last Copy!
16.99 EUR *
POULO WARALI (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp US 31.01.17
awa poulo is a singer of peulh origin from dilly commune, mali, near the border with mauritania. largely pastoral and often nomadic, peulh- (or fula-) speaking peoples are found from senegal to ethiopia but predominate in the sahel region of west africa.
the vinyl lp includes a download code.
ATFA 024LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
in stock
27.99 EUR *
TROTRO + BONUS TRACKS
12" Vinyl US 14.07.16
the two previously-unreleased tracks build on katapila s international oeuvre significantly, painting a broader picture of what the iconoclastic road warrior dj-producer has been doing the past few years: making his own kind of electronic music that s both deeply personal and wildly international. the multi-layered vocal madness on the original mix of katapilas song trotro gives way to the previously-unreleased kotulo. check!
ATFA 022
Awesome Tapes From Africa
in stock
11.99 EUR *
PROFESSOR 3 (LP)
12" Vinyl US 07.06.18
south africa. cult favorite among collectors. follows the successful reissue of “bafana bafana” last year. professor rhythm’s 1991 recording professor 3 is a vivid reflection of urban south africa as apartheid was ending
ATFA 032LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
out of stock
24.99 EUR *
LALA BELU
12" Vinyl NL 16.03.18
new music by hailu mergia, featuring tony buck (drums) and mike majkowski (upright bass). the culmination of mergias remarkable worldwide tours over the past few years, these new recordings celebrate an evolving, youthful soul. lala belu completes a realistic portrait of hailu mergia
ATFA 028LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
out of stock
24.99 EUR *
BAFANA BAFANA (LP + MP3)
12" Vinyl lp UK 25.10.17
professor rhythm is the production moniker of south african music man thami mdluli. throughout the 1980’s, mdluli was member of chart-topping groups taboo and cjb, playing bubblegum pop to stadiums. mdluli became an in-demand producer for influential artists (like sox and sensations, among many others) and in-house producer for important record companies like eric frisch and tusk. during the early ’80s, mdluli projects usually featured an instrumental dance track. these hot instrumentals became rather popular. fans demanded to hear more of these backing tracks without vocals, he says, so mdluli began to make solo instrumental albums in 1985 as professor rhythm. he got the name before the recordings began, from fans, and positive momentum from audiences and other musicians drove him to invest himself in a full-on solo project. it was the era just before the end of apartheid and house music hadn’t taken over yet. there wasn’t instrumental electronic music yet in south africa. as the ’80s came to a close, that was about to change.
atfa027lp
Awesome Tapes from Africa
out of stock
25.99 EUR *
SAY YOU LOVE ME (LP)
12" Vinyl US 07.07.17
say you love me wasn’t “om” alec khaoli’s first solo recording but the 1985 ep solidified the bass player and songwriter’s standing as one of south africa’s most consistently innovative pop auteurs. he built a career on ubiquitous rock, pop and soul hits with groundbreaking bands like the beaters, harari and umoja. but khaoli’s seemingly endless fountain of music continued outside these ensembles, where he usually played bass and contributed songwriting and vocals.
ATFA 026LP
Awesome Tapes From Africa
out of stock
18.79 EUR *
DESDES (2X12 LP + MP3)
2x12" Vinyl lp UK 28.04.16
at the age of 28, awalom gebremariam arrived in the united states, following a years-long journey from eritrea. he’d made it to a refugee camp in ethiopia several years ago and eventually attained asylum status for passage to america. but before he left his hometown, eritrea’s capital asmara, he made his first and only recording so far, desdes.
the double vinyl release includes a download code.
atfa020lp
Awesome Tapes From Africa
out of stock
25.99 EUR *
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