awesome tapes from africa

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lfam, Sunday, 15 April 2007 23:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

truth in advertising

lfam, Monday, 16 April 2007 02:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah i love this site a lot.

Mike McGooney-gal, Monday, 16 April 2007 02:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

hubba hubba

Dimension 5ive, Monday, 16 April 2007 03:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

so glad he started posting agian

lfam, Monday, 16 April 2007 03:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

wowowowow this site is amazing wowowowowow fuck wow

Hurting 2, Monday, 16 April 2007 03:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

i haven't checked the author's hiplife blog but you might care to

lfam, Monday, 16 April 2007 03:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's in his profile

lfam, Monday, 16 April 2007 03:57 (ten years ago) Permalink

the daouda dembele tape is really helping me stay calm in light of the v-tech killings

lfam, Monday, 16 April 2007 20:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

luv u

lfam, Tuesday, 24 April 2007 04:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I love this album title:

Hurting 2, Monday, 18 August 2008 07:12 (nine years ago) Permalink

You fucker! I was planning on stealthily stealing that for my my new band name!

gnarly sceptre, Monday, 18 August 2008 09:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this site has given me more pleasure over the past couple of years, wow. awesome tapes dude if you ever need something and I can help hit me up because I owe you.

Lee Dorrian Gray (J0hn D.), Sunday, 24 January 2010 21:30 (seven years ago) Permalink

a treasure

Sit 'N Creep (tremendoid), Sunday, 24 January 2010 23:19 (seven years ago) Permalink

wow this site is truly amazing. i'm gonna waste a lot of time on this, I can sense it.

cajunsunday, Monday, 25 January 2010 18:37 (seven years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

This one is still my fav.

Fetchboy, Friday, 2 April 2010 20:49 (seven years ago) Permalink

yeah, the title track is incredibly, incredibly funky.

the aby ngana diop cassette is mind blowing:

by another name (amateurist), Saturday, 3 April 2010 09:50 (seven years ago) Permalink

Hey New Yorkers:

Awesome Tapes from Africa DJ set at wicked free party Treehouse this Thursday, April 15 at Little Field in Brooklyn with Raspberry Jones and Treeboy

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 14 April 2010 15:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Absolutely fantastic site! Highly recommended!

ImprovSpirit, Thursday, 29 April 2010 16:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

Is anyone still following up to date this blog? It's been almost two years since I last checked in and I'm overwhelmed by all the music in there right now. Anyone who cares to recommend me anything I missed in the past years/months?

Moka, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:14 (five years ago) Permalink

I forgot how good this blog is. Has there been any chat about Francis Bebey's 'African Electronic Music 1975-1982' anywhere on here?

mmmm, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 09:40 (five years ago) Permalink

i think 69 always used to play some bebey on his KUSF show, with some other stuff not a million miles away. worth checking for tips.

blossom smulch (schlump), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:15 (five years ago) Permalink

I was enjoying the Bebey comp until I got to the song where he goes on about beating his wife for not obeying him :(

This is a great recent Awesome Tape:

NSFW Australia (seandalai), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 10:58 (five years ago) Permalink

I heard him play his cassettes live a little while back in W. DC. It was great. He has a label now, that has re-released two tapes.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:11 (five years ago) Permalink

I can't get on this site at work. Any idea why "Websense SEX is filtered?"

Advanced Uncle Meat recovery system (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:24 (five years ago) Permalink

I need to catch up on the site a bit too. The Kweysha Seta tape he posted Jan 6, 2011, is a favorite. Just alien, wild. Highly highly recommend.

andrew m., Wednesday, 25 April 2012 14:28 (five years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

this sounds...awesome

The next Awesome Tapes From Africa LP release is by Hailu Mergia, the Ethiopian one-man-band accordion/keyboardist extraordinaire. Hailu made his name in Walias Band and later went on to do some visionary solo recordings. Hailu Mergia's beautiful and surprising 1985 foray into traditional Ethiopian songs via analog synth, electric piano and accordion has been remastered and will be available June 25 on LP/CD/MP3/C60.

mizzell, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 17:54 (four years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...

ATFA event in Toronto got cancelled after accusations of racism for all-white DJ line-up

Story about the cancellation:

Response from the organizer, dude who runs the DIY venue and was to be one of the DJ's:

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 21:13 (three years ago) Permalink

hmm, i'm curious what people here think of all this.

espring (amateurist), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:29 (three years ago) Permalink

the last graf of that blog post seems like a desperate non-sequitir to me

espring (amateurist), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:32 (three years ago) Permalink

Both the article and the response get pretty muddled, but I think there's actually lots to think about with this. It's too bad it's so hard for people to talk about race.

brio, Friday, 28 March 2014 21:33 (three years ago) Permalink

ATFA event in Toronto got cancelled after accusations of racism for all-white DJ line-up

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my only response seeing this is lol

puff puff post (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Friday, 28 March 2014 21:50 (three years ago) Permalink

incidentally, i'm going to a thing tonight where mr. awesome tapes is dj'ing.

the pursuit of ha'pennies (get bent), Friday, 28 March 2014 22:29 (three years ago) Permalink

this actually would all have been solved had they advertised it as "mr. awesome tapes is back"

espring (amateurist), Saturday, 29 March 2014 02:39 (three years ago) Permalink

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