Playing tracks by
Lee Moses, Gwen McCrae, Johnny K, Freddie Hughes, Sergio Mendes and more.
This show was 7th in the global disco chart, 16th in the global hip hop chart, 17th in the global funk chart and 28th in the global soul chart.
After Matthew Africa passed away in the summer of 2012, his friends all pitched in song ideas for the music that played at his memorial. These were songs we associated with him, learned about from him, remixes he had done, etc. In the two years since, I put the idea of the mix on the back burner but only in recent weeks did I finally, get around to working on it. Using that massive folder of songs as my raw material, I went through and whittled things down to a 37 song, 67 minute mix that reflected the broad range of MKA's musical tastes. Simply putting this together just made me appreciate, all over again, how expansive his embrace of different musical styles was; this mix says far more about this sensibilities than mine, even if I cherry-picked the songs I thought would work best together.
This mix is dedicated to the memory of Matthew Africa and all his friends and family. Special thanks to Stephanie Gardner Design for use of the Matthew Africa logo.