Saturday, April 13, 2013


Massinko—DJ Mengie (NYC) & DJ XL Yafet

Side A
Track 1
Track 2
Track 3
Track 4
Track 5
Track 6
Track 7

Side B
Track 8
Track 9
Track 10
Track 11
Track 12
Track 13

OK here's something you don't hear every day. In Bahar Dar I came across this NYC house-meets-Ethiopian traditional music cassette. I had to buy two copies, this one was so surprising. Blessed with Amharic club diva vocals, masinko riffs and an excellent I-don't-give-a-fuck creative swagger, this is one of those unique recordings that keeps me interested in this Awesome Tapes From Africa project. 

If you're like me and you still cherish your 90s drum n bass/jungle mixtapes and/or you ever went to a rave back in the day, this tape might be extra compelling.

Looks like the song titles are available here.
Just noticed that Track #9 is actually a repeat of Track #8.
Wow this is crazy good. I'd be down with some Metal guitars in the mix too. Though is awesome as is.

It's a killer example of why I too remain interested in this ATFA project.

Many thanks,
@gilhodges, the link doesn't have the exact same track list. it doesn't even have tracks 8/9 and i double checked the cassette and it appears there is no track between 8 and 10 so please disregard track 9, sorry!
wow! fire! does anyone know anything about DJ DANNY MALAIWKO (sp?) the ethiopian dj mentioned in the intro?
Track 13's music is Round Two's New Day dub.
Mad record indeed
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