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MAX TANNONE – GHOSTFUNK (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
July 28, 2011, 6:01 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, funk, Hip Hop, music, Psychedelic | Tags: , ,

DOWNLOAD: GHOSTFUNK 

Damnn Mr. Tannone did it again. The man has the ability to take an existing HIPHOP track, add an entirely different beat to it and have it sound so authentic that if you didn’t know any better, you’d think it was the original version.

First Max Tannone hit us up with Mos Dub and Dub Kweli and now he presents us with something slightly different from his previous projects … “Ghostfunk”. Released in July 2011, Ghostfunk pairs one of his favorite hip-hop artists, Wu-Tang member Ghostface Killah, with vintage African funk, high-life, and psychedelic rock music. Enjoy!!



BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR – NATIVE SUN (FULL ALBUM STREAM) by Noggy
May 3, 2011, 6:39 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, Hip Hop, music, music video | Tags: ,

I offer y’all my sincere apologies for basically updating you on this release on the day it’s released. I have known about this for a while but I just didn’t have time to post. No biggie cause I have just the treat to make it up to you.

It’s no secret that Strangefruitmusicblog has big love for  Blitz the Ambassador from Sterotype to Stereolive. Therefore it’s no wonder we’re just as excited about “Native Sun”. Native Sun, Blitz the Ambassador’s second studio album, is a mix of highlife, afrobeat, and hip hop. Born and raised in Accra, Ghana, Blitz and his band, the Embassy Ensemble, bring a new sound to international music. Native Sun, will be released May 3rd in North America, and May 6th Worldwide.

Visuals for “the Best I Can” feat. Corneille can be streamed below.

If after watching the video above you are curious about the overall sound of the album. Look no further cause below you’ll be able to stream “Native Sun” before you head over to  iTunes (US): http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/native-sun/id430515104 or iTunes (Europe): http://itunes.apple.com/preorder/native-sun-exclusive-version/id433198624 to order your copy.

Told you I would make it up to you … enjoy!!



LUNCHBOX THEORY – AFℝICA ☗FRICA இFRICA 3 (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
September 27, 2010, 11:36 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, Download, Electronic, mix | Tags: ,

What Can I say…Mr. Underdog did it again just when you think you’ve heard it all on ÅFRICA ▲FRICA △FRICA PT​.​➋ he steps up and delivers nr.3 and even though all the Africa Africa Africa mixes have the afro beat vibe in common, their each an exhilarating experience in their own right. Enough talking enjoy and download nr. 3 of the mixes here.



LUNCHBOX THEORY – ÅFRICA ▲FRICA △FRICA PT​.​➋ (FREE DOWNLOAD) by Noggy
August 28, 2010, 11:15 am
Filed under: Afrobeat, Download, mix | Tags: , ,

Strangefruitmusicblog hereby thanx DJ Underdog for compiling this off tha hook mixtape with an Afro beat flavour.  Since this is part 2 we’ve obviously missed the first 1 which dropped earlier this year in April. If you are interested you can click here and find out more about Africa Africa Africa part 1.

Where Africa Africa Africa pt. 1 took us into the continent, pt. 2 takes us into the future.  ÅFRICA ▲FRICA △FRICA PT.➋ features 10 afro-futuristic tracks from Fela Kuti’s body thumping “Zombie” to Die Vögel’s “Empire”…Enjoy!!



SPOEK MATHAMBO – MSHINI WAM (MUSIC VIDEO) by Noggy
August 12, 2010, 9:58 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, music, music video | Tags: ,

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THEOPHILUS LONDON FEAT. THE DAP KINGS – CALYPSO BLUES (AUDIO) by Noggy
August 1, 2010, 10:30 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, music, pop | Tags: ,

This is why I love Theophilus this man just can’t be boxed …his rendition of Nat King Cole’s “Calypso Blues” featured on Mark Ronson’s Authentic Shit show on East Village Radio on the 31st of July is most definitely on point. Enjoy!!



Owiny Sigoma Band by strangefruitmusic
July 30, 2010, 11:45 pm
Filed under: Afrobeat, music video | Tags: , ,

In 2009, a handful of London-based musicians travelled to Nairobi in Kenya to collaborate with two local musicians: Joseph Nyamungo and Charles Okoko, who hail from a village up country called Owiny Sigoma. The workshop/rehearsals were a lot of fun and pretty fruitful so they set about finding a studio that could accomodate a 7-piece live band. The resulting four tracks made their way to Gilles Peterson who promptly signed the band to his Brownswood imprint and sent the boys back to Nairobi for another week-long recording session with Joseph, Charles and their extended musical family.