The synthesizer will always be one of the most important inventions of all time, opening up creators to limitless opportunities that radically altered the course of music production. African artists brought their own maverick genius to manipulating electric current to produce sound, creating some of the most spellbinding rhythms ever!
African Electronic Funk is a series a mixes where we honor the ingenuity that Africans applied to the synthesizer. Most of the music will be from the golden age of African electronic music, the 1980s. However, the series seeks to share music from all ages and genres that reflect a disruptive way of knowledge production.
Brenda Fassie – Qula
Bill Loko – Nen Lambo
Hamid Al Shaeri – Ayonha
EKO – M’ongeule M’am
Oby Onyioha – Enjoy Your Life
Steve Monite – Only You
Kiki Gyan – Keep On Dancing
Voilaaa, Pat Kalla – Des Promesses
Ebo Taylor, Pat Thomas, Henrik Schwarz – Eye Nyam Nam’A’Mensuro
Find the entire African Electronic Funk Spotify playlist here