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The Ajvar Downtown Camper mix

The autumn winds are breezing in, and so are we at Stockholm’s grooviest hotel – Downtown Camper by Scandic. Every other Friday we’ll be playing our crazy, funky, multikulti beats. That’s a lot of Ajvar for 2017. But for those of you who haven’t been able to get down town we’ve made a mix so that you can create your own Ajvar hotel-bar-dance floor anytime suitable. For example breakfast.

There’s Brazil boogie, Kwaito revolution, Dominican calypso, Malian bambara and the classic Hugh Maskalela. And if you want more come and chill with us at Brunkebergs torg from 22.00 – 02.00. Enyoy!

  1. Ziad Rahbani – Abu Ali
  2. Serginho Meriti – Tipo Help
  3. Evinha – Esperar Pra Ver
  4. Thabz La Mandonga – Ho Monate
  5. Nahawa Doumbia – Banani
  6. Serpente Negra – Quilombo Dos Palmares
  7. Di Melo – Pernalonga
  8. Dicktam – Kompafrisson
  9. Cafune – Dueno De Todo El Mundo (Muno Edit)
  10. El Extravagante – Altiplanica
  11. Santeria (Lagartijeando Remix)
  12. Capoiera Mata Um (PG Edit)
  13. A gira (Tribute Edit)
  14. Eko – Moneke Mam
  15. Lord Tokyo – Rhumba
  16. Hugh Masekela – Dont Go Lose It Baby

Listen to all broadcasting on our Mixcloud

Post party playlist 2012-03-31

Since Friday was a Ajvar-night out at Morfar Ginko, Saturday’s playlist goes in slow mode. There’s a thin line between overheating yourself and healing musically the day after. Our recipe for survival and recovery is an angel’s voice with an apocalyptic edge lazy dub style, classic Babylon back-beat, a legendary almighty orchestra, traditional folklore with electronic cumbía beats, the father of Ethio-jazz, latest BBB and some of that ancestral soul*.

  1. Max Romeo – One Step Forward
  2. Prince Alla – Only Love Can Conquer
  3. Burning Spear – Social Living
  4. Gotan Project – Vuelvo Al Sur – (El Remolon Remix)
  5. Gotan Project – Chunga’s Revenge (Axel Krygier Remix)
  6. Mulatu Astatke – Kaasalefktu Hulu (Will Magid Edit)
  7. Boddhi Satva – Invocation
  8. Buzz A Buzz – Moombah Herbalist
  9. Suits On Fire – Ahora Es
  10. Boddhi Satva – Los Santos
  11. Mulatu Astatke – Yegelle Tezeta (Juan De Gomeval Remix)
  12. DJ Rogelio Huerta – Moctezuma Xocoyotzin
  13. DJ Cucañas – Makule Le
  14. Balkan Beat Box – Money
  15. Balkan Beat Box – Part Of The Glory
  16. Balkan Beat Box – Enemy On Economy
  17. Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos – Get Your Freek On
  18. Quantic Y Su Conjunto Los Miticos – Nuthin’ But A “G”
  19. Orchestre Poly-Rythmo – Dis Moi LA Verité

* “When Deep House music has modern Congolese Rumba as wife, West African voices as mistresses, and urban R&B and Afro-Cuban rhythms as occasional girlfriends”.

No bullshit, just Ajvar!

We will not bore you this week with our uumms and öööös. Just 60 minutes of pure mix of that paprika relish.

  1. Karim Ziad – Aît Oumrar
  2. Fanga – Crache La Doleur
  3. Omar Suleyman – Crystaline
  4. Anthony joseph & the Spasm Band – Griot
  5. Amanditita – La Muy Muy
  6. Joyce – Para Balar
  7. Hot 8 Brass Band – Get Up
  8. Souljazz Orchestra – Kapital
  9. Errante y Bohemio – Laba Soseh
  10. Doris Monteiro – Eu Quero, Eu Quero
  11. Ebo Taylor – Mizin
  12. Depois de carnival- Azymuth


Playlist 2011-03-26

Honest Jon’s Records knows it’s ethno. And has done for a long time. The British independent record label was created by musician Damond Albarn and various record shop owners. But Honest Jon’s also owns a record shop in London and that one was founded way before the label. In 1974, by two friends from Liverpool, a Sociology student named Jon Clare, and Dave Ryner, the son of a Trinidadian doctor. Match made sound providers.


Honest Jon’s is funk, soul, folk and music from Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean. It is calypso, soca, Nigerian afrobeat and salsa. Lot’s of it from way back then, but also new stuff from Candi Stanton, Lobi Traore and Tony Allen. This week Ajvar’s into afro and backbeat. So we played the coolest, weirdest and funkiest tunes from their archive treasure. Like Boogaloo-jazz from Congo, golden age African pop and  South African electronic Shangaan. Mr Nozinja, who calls himself a scout for Shangaan talent knows the recipe.

We don’t use the sounds of the hip-hop guys, or the afro-pop, or whatever, we’re using Shangaan sounds. The traditional Shangaan music is fast. You play it slow, they won’t dance.


  1. Abdel Hadi Halo & The El Gusto Orchestra Of Algiers – Fatoum
  2. Orchestre OK Jazz – A Moins Que Namikosa
  3. Tshetsha Boys – Uya Kwihi Ka Rose
  4. Solomon Ilori & His Afro-Drum Ensemble – Tolani
  5. Zinja Hlungwani – Ntombi Ya Mugaz
  6. Ebenezer Obey – Eyi Yato
  7. Ajda Pekkan – Viens Dans Ma Vie
  8. John Holt – Mr. Mischief
  9. Lionel Barrett – Rasta Cowboy
  10. Cardinal Rex Jim Lawson – Tom Kirisite
  11. Susan Cadogan – Ghetto Cowboy
  12. Tommy McCook & The Skatalites – Lambs Bread Herb
  13. Foster Manganyi – Vanhu Va Lova
  14. Los Destellos – Pasión Oriental


Playlist magnificent mix

This week Ajvar presents the second part of our magnificent mix. Recorded in the average basement studio. You have the gypsy electro, the classic cumbia, the heavy reggae the afro calypso and the spectacular thai pop. For some reason we’re broadcasting the second part first. So the first one is still to come and yearn for. Enjoy.

  1. Shukar Collective – Oh, Girl
  2. Rifi Kythouka – Bassi Bino!
  3. Kizomba Helder Rei Do Kuduro – Frique Frique
  4. Radioclit – Secousse (Roundtable Knights Remix)
  5. Panteon Rococo – Gente Reaccion
  6. Nico Gomez – La Lupita
  7. Rabbit Rumba – Carmelos
  8. The Souljazz Orchestra – Mista President
  9. Omar Khorshid And His Guitar – Raqsed El Fada
  10. Dom Thomas – Algerian Rock
  11. Tito Puente – Ran Kan Kan
  12. Juaneco Y Su Cumbo – Cumbia Pa’La Sierra
  13. Los Beltons – Cumbia Pop
  14. Fast Forward Sound ft. Leafy – War
  15. In & Deep – Chains
  16. Cutty Ranks – The Stopper
  17. DJ Spooky vs. Burhan Ocal – Bogazici
  18. The Budos Band – Ride Or Die
  19. P.M. Pocket Music – Kack Toi Mor
  20. Malente & Dex ft. Analogik – Gipsy Kings
  21. Streamer Pilot vs. Burhan Ocal – Karabiber
  22. Quantic Presenta Flowering Inferno – Dub Y Guaguanco
  23. Charanjit Singh – Raga Kalavati