Post-geographic Tropical

Africa Everywhere

Got the goods from the show last night. Starting with some drifting soundscapes, we take some new hip hop from Africa as a jumping off point to see the continant’s influence take form in all sorts of places. Spoek Mathambo offers a super futuristic take on classic afrofunk, and the Hackney Empire’s lond awaited full length showcases the roots of the London crew. And seen above, Ghana songsmith Tinny’s epic new “I need it.”



1. Suzzane Ciani – Paris 1971

2. Radiohead – Bloom (Jamie XX Rework Part 3)

3.Robot Orchestra – Beat the Odds

4. Anthony B – Cant stop We From Talk (sterotyp 800 pound gorilla mix)

5. Alec Lomani – Pop Revolution

6. Ayriq Akam – Bienvenie au Cameroun

7. FOKN Bois – Gimmie Pinch

8. Seun Kuti – The Good Leaf (Spoek Mathambo Remix)

9. AJ Homes and the Hackney Empire – The Story of the New Electric Highlife

10. Squeeze – Yanga for Me.

11. Tinny – I Need It (Remix)

12. MMM – Meets tsheta Boys

13. El Critica – Maga Bo

14. J Martin ft. Cabo Snoop – Good Tym


Carnival Special

Last night’s show was an epic marathon of the latest Soca jams. Mostly just straight mixing with minimal voice overs by yours truly – so you can play it proud at your party/kitchen/earpods/whatever.



1.Rebirth Brass Band – You Move Ya Lose

2. Whining Made Easy (Youtube Video)

3. Machel Montano – Gyal Wuk (Whistling Riddim)

4. Patrice Roberts – Man Dem Darlin  (Whistling Riddim)

5. Busy Signal – CAribbean Jabb

6. Klaze – 4d Riddim

7. Swappi – 4d Gyal

8. Benjai – Trini

9. Kes The Band – Wotless

10. Poirier – Work That

11. Bunji Garlin – Bam Bam

12. Natalie Storm – What a Bam Bam

13. Kes the Band – Precision wine

14. Poirier – Who Got Di Riddim

15. Kes the Band – Coming Over

16. Mad Dog – Early Morning

17. Denise Belfon – Dance & Dingoly

18. Fantom Dundeal – Summertime (Charlie Sheen Riddim)

19. Fadda Fox – Wine it Gal (Charlie Sheen Riddim)

20. Patrice Roberts – Swing it up (Charlie Sheen Riddim)

21. Machel Montano – Do Fraid (Charlie Sheen Riddim)

22. Busy Signal – Get Outta My Way

23. Shadow – Do Mix Meh Up

New Shows Are Up

stylo g

Posted in the Archives, or right here. This was last Tuesday’s show, and the week before. I posted the latest show in 320kbs – if anyone thinks I should sacrifice quality for file size, let me know and I’ll switch it up.

Keep listening every Tuesday from 8-9pm.  Seen above and featured in the most recent broadcast, UK dancehaller Stylo G, of the timely hit Winter Swag.

Bmore Tropical

Just aired the first show on WICV. Should be online here tomorrow. For now I’m happy to revisit this track from tonight’s broadcast – Nina Simone’s slow n’ groovy Caribbean-tinged version of this city’s theme.

Okapi Returns


Okapi Sound System is returning to the ether-net. The show is now on another online freeform station based out of an art institution. Which means there are still no commercials, you can listen any where you want, and things will still get bouncing and weird. I am now located in Baltimore, so there will probably be less news about NYC, but who knows. The new time is MONDAY 8-9pm. Tune in over at

Long Live Okapi

The Okapi is dead. This show is no longer airing on Pratt Radio. I will keep the archives available and will potentially resume the show at a future date.



To fill the hours after the telescoping holiday buildup of the end of 2010, check out Boomkat’s Charts of last year.  I’ve been turned on to the epic King Night by Salem, and can similarly recommend Mount Kimbe, Zola Jesus and LA Vampires and the chart-topping Shangaan Electro as favorites. But there’s a TON of stuff I haven’t listened to yet, including the awesome list of musicians they have on call there. Go dig through some online crates people.

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