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Analog Africa unveils unreleased highlife from veteran producer Essilfie-Bondzie
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Analog Africa unveils unreleased highlife from veteran producer Essilfie‑Bondzie

The Berlin-based label has announced the release of Essiebons Special 1973 – 1984, a compilation of music gathered by the legendary Ghanaian producer.  For most of the 1970s, Dick Essilfie-Bondzie’s Dix and Essiebons labels were […]

Analog Africa teases historic Cameroon Garage Funk compilation
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Analog Africa teases historic Cameroon Garage Funk compilation

The legendary label pays tribute to Cameroonian tracks from the 1970s with this new project, recalling a time that was both highly creative and very difficult for artists.  In the buzzing Yaoundé of the 1970s […]

Analog Africa trace the footsteps of Nigerian Edo funk on compilation
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Analog Africa trace the footsteps of Nigerian Edo funk on compilation

The EDO FUNK Explosion Vol. 1 compilation focuses on the greatest pioneers of this highlife music hybrid, which appeared at the dawn of the 80s. It was in Benin City, in the heart of Edo […]

Hallelujah Chicken Run Band reissue: The Sound of Zimbabwean Independence
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Hallelujah Chicken Run Band reissue: The Sound of Zimbabwean Independence

Analog Africa reissues the Take One album, by the band that pioneered a popular style later known as chimurenga, from the Shona word for “struggle.” This album was only released in 2006 on CD, but […]

Analog Africa reissues the unique album of Voz di Sanicolau
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Analog Africa reissues the unique album of Voz di Sanicolau

Originally from Cape Verde, the ephemeral septet Voz di Nicolau recorded a single coladeira album in 1976. The Analog Africa label has re-released this treasure.

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Analog Africa shares new compilation of psychedelic cumbia artist Ranil
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Analog Africa shares new compilation of psychedelic cumbia artist Ranil

After the release of the excellent Ranil y su Conjunto Tropical compilation, Analog Africa offers a selection of tunes that had been pre-selected for the second Ranil project. Raúl Llerena Vásquez – known worldwide as Ranil […]

7 albums you need to hear this week
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7 albums you need to hear this week

In this week selection: the long awaited sophomore albums from Kaytranada and Stormzy, the third volume of Moonshine’s mixtape, the exciting compilation Mogadisco and many more to hear this week. Heavy Is The Head Stormzy After serving us some impressive […]

Analog Africa resurrect Somalian grooves from Mogadisho radio on new compilation
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Analog Africa resurrect Somalian grooves from Mogadisho radio on new compilation

Berlin label give a second life to rare Somalian funk and disco tracks on ‘Mogadisco – Dancing Mogadishu (Somalia 1972​-​1991)’ Label creator Samy Ben Redjeb travelled to the infamous capital city of Somalia in November of […]