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LV x Bonafide Beats #71

LV x Bonafide Beats #71

Playing tracks by

Ata Kak, DJ Khalab, Faze Miyake, Owiny Sigoma Band, Rocky Marsiano and more.

Chart positions

This show was 1st in the global nu jazz chart, 2nd in the global grime chart, 3rd in the global bass chart, 7th in the global electronic chart and 11th in the global hip hop chart.

A mainstay on two of the UK's most progressive bass labels Keysound and Hyperdub, LV's music has always burst with rays of African sunshine, specifically kwaito, a strain of vocal-led house music that was borne out of Johannesburg in the 90s.

Last year's Adventures with Josh Idehen showed them to still be at the peak of their funky powers, and their worldly sounds have since found the perfect home on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Recordings, where the London-based duo will release a new record with Armenian jazz pianist Tigran Hammasyan later this year.

LV and Hammasyan first collaborated for Peterson’s Maida Vale sessions, which resulted in an award at the 2014 Worldwide ceremony, and the first single from their forthcoming album, Jump And Reach, is now streaming online.

Their mix for Bonafide sees them continue the tradition of kwaito, with a heavy emphasis on vocal samples and a fast tempo with jazzy and melodic twists.


Cal Leeming

32m nice


This is tha shiznit! It came on randomly. Glad it did!! Been doing all manner of activities to it - especially good beat for a run! And just generally looking a bit crazy when driving and dancing at the same time..