We’re bringing some colour to your isolation weekends by delivering a slice of Africa Oyé direct to your ears, in partnership with Melodic Distraction Radio. Each week we’ll have an exclusive live mix for you, a dose 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.
The ninth mix in this series (see below for previous mixes) is a pure blast of sunshine! James Morgan of Liverpool disco specialists HUSTLE teamed up with Manchester’s ZACHARIA SOUL for a dose of Afro-infused house and disco on the Trenchtown stage last year. Their Saturday set was a collision of styles, a heady brew of hip ‘world’ house music, deep Latin grooves and mystical tribal rhythms. Forget about the clouds outside, this mix will help you recreate the Oyé vibe in your own house or garden!
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.