To brighten up your isolation weekends, we’re bringing Africa Oyé direct to your homes, in partnership with Melodic Distraction Radio. Each week we’ll have an exclusive live mix for you, a slice of that trademark Oyé vibe that you can enjoy over and over again. 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. All of the DJs who perform on the Trenchtown and Freetown stages keep the sounds of the African diaspora alive all year round, and they contribute massively to the festival’s addictive, insatiable vibe.
Our latest mix, the fourth in the Oyé Vibe series, comes from THOMAS WHITE, who is one of the team who runs popular Bold Street eatery Maray when he’s not spinning infectious beats. Over his hour-long set on the Freetown Stage on the Saturday of Oyé 2019, Thom served up a mix of dancehall, bashment and reggaeton; this mix is perfect for helping you recreate the Oyé vibe in your own house or garden while the sun beats down!
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.