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If, like us, you’re still adjusting to post-normal life, you’ll be glad of this blast of familiarity. We’re continuing to brighten up your weekends by delivering a slice of Africa Oyé direct to your ears, in partnership with Melodic Distraction Radio. For the past three months we’ve had the pleasure of hosting an exclusive weekly live mix for you, a dose of that trademark Oyé vibe. We’ll continue to bring you these mixes over the coming weeks, as there’s nothing that says summer in Liverpool like an Oyé-soundtracked afternoon in the park. Recorded at Africa Oyé 2019, each mix is part of a series of DJ sessions from the Trenchtown and Freetown stages, where the sounds of Afro-centric music are pumped out non-stop to keep the groove riding high in Sefton Park.

Our latest mix, the 13th in this series, is from POSITIVE VIBRATION, and is one for all you reggae lovers. The DJs closed out Sunday on the Trenchtown stage in 2019 with an hour of classic reggae, roots, dub and reggaeton. The Pos Vibe DJs know how to keep a crowd skanking, having played at Glastonbury and London International Ska Festival, as well as supporting Toots And The Maytals, The Selecter and Dawn Penn. They’re reggae experts, as anyone who has been to their festival will know. So, if you’re looking for a reason to get dancing this weekend, turn the volume up and get ready to rumble with Oyé’s little brother!

Check the latest info here about Positive Vibration’s festival plans for 2021.


Imagine you’re stood in Sefton Park right now, with the sun beating down on you, and that famous Oyé vibe all around. Turn this mix up nice and high and you’ll practically be able to feel it.



Mix 1 – Emily Dust // Mix 2 – Dharma Collective + Dash // Mix 3 – Giovanna // Mix 4 – Thom White // Mix 5 – DJ Scratchy // Mix 6 – Keith Marley // Mix 7 – DJ Holmesy // Mix 8 – Jess Gascoigne // Mix 9 – Hustle & Zacharia Soul // Mix 10 – Richie Vegas // Mix 11 – Subcora // Mix 12 – Melodic Distraction

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