Mixes

Sean OD with Kalita Records (Balamii, 5/11/2017)

Today’s Balamii Radio​ show with Sean O’Daly​ is online to listen to for those of you who may have missed it or want a re-cap 🙂

I join in half-way through for a chat and a selection of a few favourite records of mine, plus an announcement of Kalita’s fourth release out next Spring…

Much love.

 

Stamp The Wax Monday Morning Mixtape 184 (Kalita Records)

Many thanks to Stamp The Wax​ for allowing Kalita to curate their Monday Morning Mixtape this week. We’ve highlighted a selection of Ivorian disco and funk tracks that we adore and believe deserve greater exposure. A mixture of both well-loved anthems and lesser-known jams. Enjoy!

 

Kalita Selections 002

Tune in to Kalita Selections 002, focusing once again on the wonderful disco and boogie output of the African continent, in particular that of Nigeria, Cameroon, Ghana, Zaire and South Africa showcased here. We hope that you enjoy the mix, and hope that some of the tracks are new to your ears. Original vinyl only 🙂

Check out our official reissue of NST Cophie’s ‘Bian Kou’ here, coming soon to all good record stores! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2Ih8abpajs

 

Kalita Records @ Spiritland, 19th July

My Spiritland mix from earlier this week is now online for your Saturday afternoon listening pleasure. Having the opportunity to play for four hours on such a great system is a dream, allowing me to go on a journey with such beautiful music, moving from spiritual jazz to nigerian dub, from ghanaian funk to obscure US disco. Please enjoy.

Enjoy!

 

Kalita Records @ Spiritland, 20th May

A couple of weeks ago I was kindly invited to play on the Spiritland sound-system for a four hour set on a sunny Saturday afternoon. It was great to hear such good music on such a nice set-up. I started off slow with some spiritual jazz and gospel, then moved onto a more afro-centric focus, as well as including the odd US and Caribbean disco and soul track. I finished the set with ‘Bian Kou’ by NST Cophie’s, the title track from Kalita’s first release, out soon…!

Enjoy!

And sign up here for email alerts for our first release on Kalita Records, the three choice cuts from NST Cophie’s private press 1980 Ivorian disco LP ‘Mon’Da Center’ (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/nst-cophies-bian-kou/642119-01/).

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Chris Webb (Kalita Records) B2B Wiggle Baron (Soul Sessions, Oxford, 19th May)

Rory from Oxford’s Soul Sessions kindly invited me to play a B2B with Wiggle Baron last month. Had a chance to play the music I love with others who I admire. Such a fun night! I hope everyone who came had such a great time as us. Here is the 12-2 slot that we played. A mixture of tropical, US and West African disco, with a future Kalita release thrown in for good measure…

Enjoy!

And sign up here for email alerts for our first release on Kalita Records, the three choice cuts from NST Cophie’s private press 1980 Ivorian disco LP ‘Mon’Da Center’ (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/nst-cophies-bian-kou/642119-01/).

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Sunny Sunday Selections

An hour long vinyl mix recorded on a sunny Sunday afternoon in London. Perfect for chilling out to, whether you’re at the park soaking up the rays or stuck inside doing less entertaining things. Starting off with some beautiful Japanese spiritual jazz and US instrumental gospel, we quickly move into a quick span of tropical disco, soul and funk. Please enjoy, and don’t forget to follow us on Mixcloud, Facebook and Instagram!

And sign up here for email alerts for our first release on Kalita Records, the three choice cuts from NST Cophie’s private press 1980 Ivorian disco LP ‘Mon’Da Center’ (http://www.juno.co.uk/products/nst-cophies-bian-kou/642119-01/).

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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 (16/04/17)

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.

 

Champagne Funk with Kalita Records (17/03/17)

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!

Much Love.