Episode 112: Bosq’s Multi Culti Vibe 4 Afro Week

All this week we’re paying tribute to Nelson Mandela here on the Soul Clap blog by celebrating the music of his home continent and beyond. 2013 was an amazing year for Afro and Afro influenced music, in fact, it’s the year of Multi Culti and in Mandela’s honor we’ll be exploring this budding genre.

At this point your probably tired of hearing us talk about Bosq, but if 2013 was the year of Multi Culti than Bosq was definately our artist of the year. Not only was “More Heavy” our number one dancefloor bomb, but over the course of the year we dropped almost every track from his “Bosq Y Orquestra De Madera” album at some party or other and that doesn’t even do justice to how wonderful the album is to listen to at home or on your headphones. By taking classic Afro and Latin ideas and mixing them with modern drums and production he embodied the Multi Culti sound of 2013 like no one else. And while many of the Multi Culti jams we’ve been playing are edits, Bosq provided the spark of original music that we hope other producers continue into 2014. Sure it helps that he’s from Boston and we love to rep our home city. It also helps that he’s a super tight DJ with a unique sound and a rad dude on top of that. So with all these things going for him, it was only fitting to end the year with a podcast by the man himself…

Words from Bosq:
“I was kind of surprised when Eli told me that the Afro funk sound was starting to gain momentum in dance music, probably cause I’m cut off from the world here in boston doing whatever weird shit pops into my head. I really hope it’s true though! Either way I thought it’d be cool to put together a mix of homies who have been doing it for a while (heavily littered with my own joints, both old new and unreleased) of course while including some of the originators who inspire my music. All in all though, it’s just a bunch of funky shit that happens to have heavy Afro Latin currents throughout. Hope y’all enjoy! Then go buy my album after.”

words from tony allen
Fela – Who are you (bosqs mellow out rework)
Warsaw Afrobeat Orchestra – Only Now (bosq remix)
Jungle Fire – Comencemos (whiskey barons remix)
Greenwood Rhythm Coalition – Rise Up
Manu Dibango – African Battle (Honest Lee Edit)
Bosq – Movin On
Hamilton Bohannon – Me & The Gang
Nina Simone – See-line woman (Darrel Asbury edit)
Sol Power All-Stars – Catch Monkey Dub
Tony Allen – Afro Disco beat
Stevie Wonder – Another Star (bosq rework)
Fela & Roy Ayers – 2000 black (bosq rework)
Bosq – Up & Down (Nigeria 76 Mix)

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The Adventures Of Soul Clap Podcast Episode 112: Bosq’s Multi Culti Vibe