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1. Let’s start (intro) – Fela Kuti
2. My Lady frustration – Fela Kuti
3. Water no get enemy – Fela Ransome Kuti & The Africa 70
4. Upside Down – Fela Kuti
5. Crazy Afrobeat- Tony Allen
6. Open and close (Billy Magic edit) – Fela Kuti
7. 2000 got to be black (edit) – Roy Ayers & Fela Anikulapo Kuti
8. Shuffering and shmiling (Valenostrum edit) – Fela Kuti
9. Safari Hari (sample Shakara Olejé / Fela Kuti) РDigi Onze
10. Think Africa – Seun Kuti
11. Roforofo fight – Fela kuti
12. No Possible (Joystick Jay’s Vulgar Distractions Edit) – Fela Kuti
13. Sorrow Tears And Blood (Timmy Regisford Production) – Fela Kuti
14. Truth don die (Kerri Chandler’s Dub) – Femi Kuti
15. Zombie (Fela Kuti) – Masters at work

Fela Anikulapo Kuti (5 Oct 1938 – 2 Aug 1997), was a Nigerian multi-instrumentalist musician and composer, pioneer of Afrobeat music and human rights activist. In the 70’s he formed the Kalakuta Republic, a commune, a recording studio, and a home for many connected to the band that he later declared independent from the Nigerian state. Fela set up a nightclub the Afrika Shrine, where he performed regularly. When he died of AIDS more than a million people attended Fela’s funeral at the site of the old Shrine compound. A new Africa Shrine has opened since his death in a different section of Lagos under the supervision of his son Femi Kuti (track 14). This mix also includes a solotrack from his drummer Tony Allen (track 5), the collaboration with Roy Ayers (track 7) and a song by his other son Seun Kuti (track 10).

I’m not a lover of musicals at all, but being a huge fan of the nigerian afrobeat legend Fela Kuti, i had to go to the off-broadway show Fela! It’s now playing in Amsterdam for two weeks in the beautiful Carr√© theater. I heard from a friend who saw Fela! in New York that’s very good so i was exited to go there last thursday. I wasn’t dissapointed on the contrary the show is very energetic with great dancers and musicians. But the biggets star is the guy who plays Fela. He’s on the the stage for over two hours singing, playing sax and dancing his heart out. If you have the chance and if you love the music of Fela Kuti it’s highly recommended to go there! ****

Right now i’m working on a Fela Kuti mix wich will be poetsed here soon. For now i leave you with some rare early footage (shot by Ginger Baker) featuring Fela & Afrika 70 performing in the rainy southeastern town of Calabar, shortly after the the Nigerian civil war.

Let’s hope for another Endless Summer this year. This mix is the follow up to last years Endless Summer Mix.

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1. Shark Ridden Waters – Gruff Rhys
2. Go Outside – Cults
3. You and I – Washed Out
4. Light Sleep – Bibio
5. Good Night Jack – Saint Etienne
6. Hanging Around the Day, Pt. 2 – The Polyphonic Spree
7. inspiration information – Shuggie Otis
8. Will Do – TV On The Radio
9. Kim & Jessie – M83
10. 1000 Years – The Coral
11. Flash A Hungry Smile – Mystery Jets
12. Bombay – El Guincho
13. One Note Samba – Stereolab & Herbie Mann
14. Girl – Beck
15. New Beat – Toro Y Moi
16. This Must Be the Place (Naive Melody) – Talking Heads
17. Stare Into the Sun – Graffiti6
18. Machu Picchu – The Strokes
19. Why Won’t You Make Up Your Mind? – Tame Impala
20. Song for sunshine – Belle & Sebastian
21. Surfers Hymn – Panda Bear