Undercover presents Afronaut

My hot spot of the day today has to be Underground Undercovered a spot from my nearest neighboring country and the land of the long white cloud, New Zealand. More fyah here than an explosion in a propane storage facility! I’ve mainly been grooving on the boss reggae, but UC hosts a bunch o’soul and funky bizniz like the following selection.

“Some dope stuff here – new Whitfield Brothers and The Skeletons mixed in with the old world sound, a nuggy or two of soul and funk, a splash of dub with The Light Of Saba and ending it all with Knaan, Nas and Damian Marley sampling Mulute Astatke back to back.” – Undercover

Mahmoud Ahmed – Tezeta
Light Of Saba – Sabayindah
Mulatu Astatke – Yèkèrmo Sèw
Whitefield Brothers – Breakin’ Through (f/ El Michels Affair)
Skeletons – Mulatu
The Nigerian Police Force Band – Asiko Mi Ni
Africa – Steele Beautttah
The Black Santiagos – Ole
The Ashantis – Everybody’s Groove
George Akaeze & His Augmented Hits – Business Before Pleasure
Whitefield Brothers – Safari Strut
Fela Kuti & Koola Lobitos – Highlife Time
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Brass In Africa
Artur Nunes – Mana
Mehrpouya – Soul Raga
Cedric Im Brooks – Sabasi
Wackies Rhythm Force – Addis Ababa Dub
Light Of Saba – Ethiopia Tikdem
Joe Gibbs & The Professionals – Angolian Chant
Carol Kalphat & Doctor Pablo – African Melody
Augustus Pablo – East Africa
Mulatu Astatke – Yegelle Tezeta
Nas & Damien Marley – As We Enter
Mulatu Astatke – Emnete
K’naan – ABC’s (f/ Chubb Rock)
Mulatu Astatke – Lanchi Biye with Tilahun Gessesse
K’naan – America (f/ Mos Def & Chali 2na)
Nas & Damian Marley – Friends