UPCOMING! Kalita Records @ Spiritland (20th May 2017)

Join us for a (hopefully!) summery afternoon session at the infamous Spiritland, the bar with THAT soundsystem. We’ll be digging deeper than ever into the Kalita vaults to bring you the best in soul, disco, funk and jazz from across the world, focussing in particular on West Africa, the US and the Caribbean. Expect summer anthems and unknown rarities, plus premiers of upcoming releases on Kalita Records.

Easy access to Spiritland via Kings Cross/St. Pancras station.

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1864083227148794/

Aaron L with Chris Webb (Kalita Records) (Worldwide FM, 24/04/17)

Last Monday, I was kindly asked by Aaron L​ to join him for the second half of his Worldwide FM​ show to have a mix and talk about our upcoming release on the label, NST Cophie’s’ ‘Bian Kou’ (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/nst-cophies-bian-kou/642119-01/). I played a solid hour of West African boogie and disco, a mixture of anthems and lesser-known rarities. Give it a listen!

Kalita Selections 001

In celebration of Kalita Records’ first release (the three choice tracks from NST Cophie’s 1980 private press Ivorian disco record ‘Mon’Da Center’), we’ve delved deep into the Kalita vinyl vaults and recorded a mix focused on the West African (excluding a couple of great Zambian tracks) disco and boogie sound. During the mix we travel from Nigeria to Ghana, from Mali to the Ivory Coast, and from Cameroon to Zambia. We hope some of the tracks are new to your ears, and that you enjoy the (vinyl-only) mix.

Don’t forget to sign up your interest for NST Cophie’s on Juno (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/nst-cophies-bian-kou/642119-01/).

And give our Facebook page a like as well (https://www.facebook.com/kalitarecords/).

Much love.

Champagne Funk with Kalita Records

Had the pleasure to be invited by the Champagne Funk guys Alex and Theo to play on Balamii a couple of weeks ago. Decided to play a solid West African OG vinyl disco/boogie mix, in celebration of our first release, NST Cophie’s ‘Bian Kou’ (which incidentally is the first track I play), hopefully out in May. Some of the tracks you may know, others hopefully will be new to you! Either way, all are favourites of mine. Alex and Theo play a great set for the first 1hr 5mins or so, then I have the pleasure of joining. Check it out!

Don’t forget to sign up your interest for NST Cophie’s on Juno (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/nst-cophies-bian-kou/642119-01/).

And give our Facebook page a like as well (https://www.facebook.com/kalitarecords/).

Much Love.