We often say that we’re taking a trip around the world in one hour. This time that’s not only true but it is also done in a structured voyage starting in the west, going through the middle, ending up in the east. Taking off tam tam tam style with Brazilian Sonzeira, Indie Mambo world music band Orkesta Mendoz from Tucson Arizona and Jamaican dancehall ghetto living uptown Busy Signal.
Then passing through Europe and Africa featuring Berlin 17 Hippies, modern nu-soul Ghana emotions and boogie breakdown South African disco with Benjamin Ball. Touching down in Asia at folk-psych songbird Kim Jung Mi:s Beautiful Rivers And Mountains and last but oh so not least with Japanese rock artist Shintaro Sakamoto:s raw dance mashing up Hawaiian steel guitar, Brazilian cuica and banjo.
Next time we’re probably do it all over again. With a little less structure.
Sonzeira – Samba de Pirâmide
Orkesta Mendoz – Cumbia Volcadora
Luísa Maita – Volta
Machel Montano – Road Trip
Busy Signal – Trading Places
King In My Empire feat. Cornel Campbell – Rythm And Sound
We might be old in the game but we still treat every autumn as if we were on our way to first grade. Naive, excited, with the world at our feet. And since there’s so much new tunes popping out we decided to make an hour of the hottest stuff right now, vigilant recorded at our gig at Tranan.
Ajvar:s autumn 2016 soundtrack features electronic/acoustic fusion from Mugwisa International Xylophone Group, voodoo-funk from Vaudou Game, heavy Matiksoul dancehall, A Toots And The Maytals Funky Kingston edit and Kalbata:s Middle Eastern techno smasher Al Sharq. For example. Heads will bang, feet will burn and you’ll continue to listen to Ajvar Radio for the rest of your life.
So much love in the heart of Stockholm when Trädgården closed for this summer. Ajvar were there providing the very best of cray, funky, multikulti beats featuring Gregory Isaacs report to you, classic Brazil party groove á la Olodum, Mastiksoul Gasosa and a heart breaking Pastor Lopez.
For those of you not present we’ve fixed the essential mix, for every dancefloor from here on to around May or June. Then, hopefully, we’ll do it all over again.
Tropical heat, blazing sun and endless lazy days by the sea. Or, thirteen degrees, heavy rain and left in the city struggling. Despite what kind of Swedish summer ahead we’ve the ultimate summer soundtrack mixed and mashed up for you.
Put on your sunglasses or raincoat and start dancing to Mumbai Disco Sensation, Latin house, Turntables on the Caribbean, Brazilian Shakedown, Real Nice beats and lots of clap clap. Summer is officialy on.