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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 live at Africa Oyé, 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.

For our 16th mix we have a blaze from FIREHOUSE, the DJ/production collective with a focus on bass heavy, booty-shakin’ edits, mash-ups and reworks. Drumwarp and Guevarism, aka Josh Ray and Ché Wilson, move between everything from from Afro to Latin, dub to disco, jungle to funk. This mix is taken from their Sunday afternoon set at Trenchtown, and features their trademark mix of euphoric and uplifting tunes. If you fancy spending a heady 60 minutes in the company of Hollie Cook, Prince Fatty and Sister Nancy, this set is the place to be for you.


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 // Mix 13 – Positive Vibration // Mix 14 – Stuart B // Mix 15 – One A Penny

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