This show was 1st in the global vinyl chart, 2nd in the global reggae chart, 2nd in the global funk chart, 3rd in the global jazz chart and 4th in the global disco chart.
As musical dynasties go, there are many family names that hold more recognition but, in their own small way, the Deenmamodes have made a sizeable impact on London music in recent years. Brothers Mo Kolours, Reginald Omas Mamode IV and Jeen Bassa, alongside their extended 22a family, have all helped craft a sound that traverses the jazz and lo-fi beats continuum, heavy on percussive elements and informed by countless non-Western musical cultures. Bassa’s three releases have all been housed on 22a, including a split EP with Henry Wu and two albums of Al Dobson Jr-esque proportions, full of idiosyncratic jams, sketches and beats. Also a regular on 22a’s monthly Worldwide FM residency, Bassa’s crates go as deep as his samples, on full display in this mix.