Last year we dropped Chief Boima’s epic bay-centric refix ep “African By the Bay.” If you never got it- DL it for FREE here. On that release he took some of his favorite African riddims and laced already fire jams with them- my favorite was his 40-water sampling delight “Shake Them Dreads”- and while I was bummed we didn’t get a Boima once over on D-Lo or Sleepy D- I still can’t help but pull from this release nearly everytime I play out. Since then- Boima has been producing killer tracks for Los Rakas, running rampant with his group Banana Clipz, all while moving to New York, starting the legendary Made In Africa party with Lamin Fofana AND hitting the books. “African In New York” brings more next level production from B- sorting details now, but looks like we’ll be lacing y’all with vinyl and digital on this one. If you don’t already know- he just kicked off a new mix series for Okay Africa. It’s a great intro for the breadth of Boima’s DEEEP knowledge from the continent and ability to go transatlantic like it was nothing.
A hands-down classic; this is one of the greatest Coupe Decale songs ever.
& here’s the opening track from the first volume of a massive Coupe compilation Abijan En Feu (Nouvelles Dances | Nouvelles Ambiances). This has all the attributes a nice jump-start groove should have – first, a comical, deranged sounding character shouting gibberish (or rather speaking in a language we don’t clearly understand,) a few seconds in, a more commanding and heavy voice takes charge, and serious outbursts of singing and speed-rapping backed by incredible music from DJ Arafat (myspace) follows. This one is guaranteed to scale up parties and move bodies.
Chief Boima‘s version is not as funny, but it’s a guaranteed dance floor scorcher. The Chief is a badman producer from the left coast who recently unleashed a free EP heat up your winter – African By The Bay (62 megabyte ZIP file), feel free to to download and re-post on your site.
Dutty Artz is proud to present The African By The Bay EP, an exclusive collection of irresistible remixes from San Francisco/Bay Area producer Chief Boima. The EP is available for free download, and features a healthy dose of Afro dance remixes and instrumental reworkings of songs by Birdman (“Money To Blow” feat. Drake and Lil Wayne), Akon (“Right Now”), The Jacka (“Glamorous Lifestyle” feat. Andre Nickatina), Fabo & T-Pain (“Own Step”)
African By The Bay EP is a potent batch of new stateside rap tunes given the remix treatment by Boima, our favorite African-American (in the Obama sense) producer, whose trail-blazing approach weds percussive patterns from sounds like Ivorian Coupe Decale and Senegalese Mbalax. (Not to mention Angolan Kuduro, Nigerian Club, and South African Kwaito, and his Sierra Leonean Highlife and Palm-Wine refix of Cold Flamez “Miss Me, Kiss Me”.)
African By The Bay (62 megabyte ZIP file), feel free to to download and re-post on your site.
01 Chief Boima – Shake Them Dreads
02 The Jacka – Glamorous Lifestyle feat. Andre Nickatina (Chief Boima Remix)
03 Sean Garrett – Smooches feat. Young Joc (Chief Boima Remix)
04 Birdman – Money To Blow feat. Drake and Lil Wayne (Chief Boima Remix)
05 Akon – Right Now (Nananana) (Chief Boima Mbalax Decale Remix)
06 YV – Own Step feat. T-Pain & Fabo (Chief Boima Remix)
07 Cold Flamez – Miss Me, Kiss Me (Chief Boima Remix)
Chief Boima will be joining DJ Rupture, on what appears to be the 2nd anniversary of Mudd Up with DJ Rupture on WFMU this Monday, July 6th at 7PM. Chief Boima, an interesting, emerging voice in African diasporic music is based in San Francisco, California, where he organizes a weekly party Descendants United, and a monthly party The Highlife. He also produce music under his name, as well as in the groups Banana Clipz, Beaten By Them, and Chief y Chango. He will be discussing production influences and playing the sounds he’s currently into, everything from Ivorian Coupe Decale and Senegalese Hiphop and Mbalax to Nigerian Club, Angolan Kuduro, South African Kwaito, and the Sierra Leonean sounds he’s been specifically digging. Yeah, it’s a lot, so tune in!
Here’s an hour long mix Andy did for London’s Diesel U:Music Radio. Grab your passport.. we’re going all over the place. This one is a trip, all sorts of unexpected and pleasant stops — Soca, Dancehall, Merengue, Bullerengue, Coupe Decale, Zouglou, Funana, Punta, Dubstep, Crunk and Enjoy!
Not Known – Skream
Mujeres En El Party – DJ Buxxi & Jacky Style
Que Lo Que ta pasando – Kiko DJ
Get Up Stand Up – Bunji Garlin & T.O.K.
Coupe Decale – Dady Mory
El Baile de la Tortuga – Los Alfa 8
Mambo Million – Magic Juan
No Problems – Zion Child
Cookies & Apple Juice – Cam’ron
Kingston Town (Uproot Andy Remix) – Alborosie
Bring It On (Rusko Remix) – Leon Jean-Marie
Mi Alma se Muere Ft. Fuego (DJ Ricky Soca Version) – Omega
What You Know (Hard Times) – T.I.
That Day Will Come – Capleton
Funana Santiago – Izé
Man A Man – Baby Cham
Unkown – Les Garagistes
Punta Rebane – Chicas Roland’s
Wha-La-La-Leng – Ghislain Poirier ft. Face-T
Hold the Line – Major Lazer ft. Mr. Lexx and Santigold
Faluma Ding – Faluma
Right Now (Chief Boima Remix) – Akon
My Love – Sizzla
Dutty Artz west coast family member Chief Boima just upped a sweet toetapping guest mix for Eddie Stats’ Ghetto Palms Faderlandia archipelago: GO GET IT!
There are Forces At Work ensuring that Boima comes to our overpriced, deliriously compressed city with its decaying public transit to share his Akon mbalax/decale remixes and generally hype afro-hypen-positivity with us.
Dutty Artz Rupture-Shadetek Boima remix coming soon, Matt & I will find time to lab up ASAP.
Just got this from Spoek. The last one was so baddd I haven’t even heard this but I figure I better fling it up here quick so you all can listen and enjoy simultaneously. Mr. Mathambo was on a deep-south-african funky township haunted house vibe last time. OK I listened. This one sounds like your mama getting daggered by a skeleton in a fly outfit, under very slow strobe lights. Ugh, it’s disgusting. I think I’m sick.
“ON THIS EXTRA SPECIAL MIX DEDICATED TO MY FRIEND, I HAVE PUT IN A LOT OF THE SUPER CRUCIAL SUPER IMPORTANT NEW MUSIC I HAVE BEEN MAKING AS MOLEKE MBEMBE AND SLUSH PUPPY KIDS. I WANT YOU TO ENJOY YOURSELF.
SLUSH PUPPY KIDS – WE THE BEST
DJ MUJAVA – PHELINDABA
BANANA CLIPZ – PUSH AM (LEFT, RIGHT)
BAKSTINA – DASHBOARD LOVE
EASTWEST – PSCHADELIC DISCO
THE EXTRA T’S – FLASH BOOGIE
**MURKZ – PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
T2 – HEARTBROKEN (NASTIBOI RMX)
ACSLATER – HELLO (MOLEKE MBEMBE REMIX)
DJ SPYRO – SPYRO SPESH
DJ MURKZ – WWOW DUTTY
MOLEKE MBEMBE – HESLOSTCONTROL
BUJO MUJO – ??
DJ MUJAVA – DIPALA TSATWANE
SPIKIRI THE KING DON FATHER- UNIQUE
CHIEF BOIMA – COUPE LIKE ME BABY
SHAKKA ROXX – SHATEH
SLUSH PUPPY KIDS – TOO HIGH
DJ MUJAVA – TSWARA TSWARA
DJ TAKALANI’S HOUSE MAGIC – DONOSA
SIBOT – CHISA
YUKSEK – EXTRABALL (MOLEKE MBEMBE REMIX)”
The days between Xmas and New Year’s are good days, always. Here in Alexandria, VA, I went to a naming ceremony (Sierra Leonean/Islamic style, culture and religion) for one of my uncle’s children, a beautiful baby girl named Fatima, which is the name of her great grandmother.
Sierra Leoneans are party people (okay, maybe not as much as Jamaicans, but nevertheless Salone people party hard too) so after all the formalities with the imam, the old men and women, the soundsystem was turned on, & the disc in the system Best Of Africa, Vol. 1 – a fantastic party compilation, containing a series of mini-mixes plus a few original songs by one Sierra Leonean artist, whose name is shouted, reverberated, and unclear. The CD booklet and case are nowhere to be found, but from what I can make out (and I might be completely wrong here), the DJ is Ousmane Sayyid and the singer is Succulent The Bug. Here’s the opening mix, with the first/title track performed by Succulent.
Yep, that sounds like a good enough description. DJ Chief Boima and Sogui So Good’s latest mixtape/release, Baobab Connection Vol. 2 was dropped in my inbox a while ago by Sir Boima himself (and I criminally slept hard on this one!) This is an African Union party mix set in Abidjan by my Sierra Leonean brother who’s based out in the left coast. I’m down by law to give props, yes… I’m a little biased, but really this is a very strong and elegant mix. I know this might sound like a love letter, but seriously, (I almost caught myself dancing on the subway platform the other day) the music is that good!
Chief Boima’s mix starts with our entertaining host, DJ Elembe kicking good vibes over a mellow, unspecified Congolese groove which quickly builds up and gave way to the Magic System hit “Premier Gaou”. By the time we get to Boima’s Coup Decale remixes of Kid Cudi “Day ‘N’ Nite” or D4L “Like Me Baby”, it’s a wrap! Boima continue with his versions and refixes, and Sogui So Good picks up right where Boima left and proceeding to drop straight dance floor pleasing jams that will make the staunchest African two-stepper actually shake his bones, rather than just sway from side to side. Alright, enough talk, check out some cuts from Boima’s set below & peep this Ghetto Bassquake conversation.