June’s playlist sees a lot of jazzy and lo-fi hip hop beatmakers making an appearance on the playlist - including two out of Kenya, Fvzzkill and EKUMBO. Future-soul sisters Kajama have released yet another smooth and dreamy track, this time on a new compilation from Johannesburg-based label Subterranean Wavelength. Titled WireTribe: A SubWav Compilation and curated and arranged for Subterranean Wavelength by Micr.Pluto, the compilation is jam-packed with amazing experimental African music so be sure to give it all a listen. South African legend MXO has returned after a hiatus with his EP Conscious Hiatus and the track "Carpe Diem" is definitely a favourite off this long-awaited release. Ghanaian record label Akwaaba Music out of Accra isn’t shy about serving up some great African house grooves - or what is dubbed “asokor” ( the name given to a fusion of house and techno that got a lot of airplay in the 90s.) This sound is exemplified in the latest release by Jowaa titled “Another Round” - just one of the many great tunes coming out of Africa and the diaspora this month.
Writing and Curated Playlist: Ella G
Collage: Daisie Jo