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Mr Bongo x OkayAfrica Guest Mix: Ebo Taylor mixed by Chris Read

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Blurb from OkayAfrica:

“To pair with the release of Yen Ara on Mr Bongo, UK producer and DJ Chris Read has put together an incredible mix of Ebo Taylor classics that we’re premiering here. “I was thrilled when I was asked to put together this mix of material from the wonderful Ebo Taylor in support of his new album,” Read mentions.

“Like most music from his generation, my first point of discovery was through samples, so this mix includes tracks like ‘Come Along’ (as sampled by Ghetto Concept, whose track ‘Certified’ I also included) alongside a selection of favourite cuts from his back catalogue. A couple of years back I had the pleasure of DJing in support of one Ebo’s live shows in London—it was an education in Afrobeat and Highlife, and I can only hope that I might have the same energy and enthusiasm for music that his live performances and his new album exhibit after 8 decades.”

Yen Ara, which is available now, features nine tracks that push Ebo Taylo’s energetic highlife and afrobeat into modern times with the aid of pulsating beats and hard-hitting percussion. Listen to Chris Read’s mixtape and check out the track list below. It’ll make your week—or even your year.”

 

1. Ghetto Concept – Certifed (Instrumental) [Samples Ebo Taylor – Come Along] 2. Chris Read – Theme #1 (Scratchapella)
3. Ebo Taylor – My Love and Music
4. Ebo Taylor – Maye Omama
5. Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans – Gyae Su Na Nkomo
6. Ebo Taylor – Bra
7. Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans – Enye Nyame Niko
8. Ebo Taylor – Will You Promise
9. Ebo Taylor – Aba Yaa
10. Ebo Taylor – Efi Na Matase
11. Ebo Taylor – Ankoma’m
12. Ebo Taylor – Ohye Atar Gyan
13. Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans – Come Along
14. Marijata – No Condition is Permanent
15. Ebo Taylor & The Pelikans – Egya Edu
16. Ebo Taylor – Victory
17. Ebo Taylor – Atwer Abroba
18. Ebo Taylor & Uhuru Yenzu – What Is Life
19. Ebo Taylor – Peace on Earth
20. Ebo Taylor – Mind Your Own Business
21. Ebo Taylor – Mumudey Mumudey
22. Marijata – Break Through

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