Colpey Calling x The Fix [5]


17 April 2015

This week Colpey Calling x The Fix went all sub-Saharan, with some of our favourite African belters plus a mix from Hi Life Hi Fi. The DJ first came to our attention as a warm-up for Ibibio Sound Machine, where they whipped the crowd into a frenzy before the main act.

The idea behind this mix was to showcase some of my favourite records from South Africa and Zimbabwe from the 70’s and 80’s. There’s so much amazing music to have come out of both countries over this period. However, even though they are close geographically, their contrasting histories influence the style of pop music heavily over this time, resulting in two truly unique and danceable sounds. Hope you enjoy!

– Hi Life Hi Fi  

Hi Life Hi Fi currently run a bi-monthly night at The Plough Inn in Easton (which they suggest is probably the best venue in Bristol…), focusing on old school analogue sounds from all corners of Africa and maybe sneaking a bit of bass when mood takes them. You can also catch them at Lengoma, which they co-run with Mango Park and The Area Boys. The idea is to bring Global Bass and Afro-Futurism to various venues around Bristol. Hi Life Hi Fi will also be popping up on the festival circuit over the summer, so be sure to say hello and have a boogie!

Hi Life Hi Fi play The Plough Inn on 23 May with Moga Disco.

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Hi Life Hi Fi

  • The Cockerel Boys – ‘Mubi Umakhelwane’
  • Uthawolfu Amentkenstshane – ‘Izinuku Zikhalemini’
  • Ikunzi Emdaka – ‘Ikahaya Lami’
  • Noise Khanyile –’Igobondela’
  • Mahotella Queens – ‘Ifa Lenkosana’
  • Boyoyo Boys – ‘Dube Station’
  • Jairos Jiri Sunrise Kwela Band – ‘Take Cover’
  • Susan Mapfumo And The Black Salutarys – ‘Dzvoko’
  • Thomas Mapfumo And The Blacks Unlimited – ‘Nyarara Mukadzi Wangu’
  • Robson Banda And The New Black Eagles – ‘Kashiri Kamambo’
  • Devera Ngwena Jazz Band – ‘Zvoku Mayadhi’
  • Leonard Dembo And Barura Express – Parugare ‘Muchandida’
  • Stella Chiweshe – ‘Mugomba’

Colpey Calling

  • Hugh Masekela – ‘Lady’
  • Afro-Express – ‘Asalem Aleikum’
  • Amamopondo – ‘Fluterino’
  • Batsumi – ‘Lishonile’
  • K. P. Frimpong and his Cubana Friendiestas
  • Afric Simone – ‘Hafanana’
  • Dick Khoza – ‘African Jive’
  • Hi Life International – ‘I de tell you mama’
  • Kapingbdi – ‘Don’t Mess With My Music’
  • Batsumi – ‘Mahshanyana’
  • Amadou & Mariam – ‘Ce N’est Pas Bon’ (JD Twitch Edit)
  • Brandy – ‘The Ritual’
  • Owiny Sigoma Band – ‘Nyiduonge Drums’
  • Cos-Ber-Zam – ‘Ne Noya’ (Daphni Mix)
  • Henrik Schwarz & Amamopondo – ‘I exist because of you’