dj edu: music to... wind your waist to
Seeing as spring has sprung and the sunshine is showing us it, we put a call in to the #Afroboss DJ Edu to provide a mix full of sultry summer vibes.
DJ Edu is consistently flying the flag for African music, from established acts to the deep underground, spanning all genres from within the motherland. The Nairobi native's weekly BBC Radio 1Xtra show, Destination Africa, plays only the hottest selection of sounds from all over the continent. Fresh from exploring the club scene in Africa as part of the BBC's A Richer World season, the African music ambassador delves into soulful house cuts and reload ready mash ups in this exclusive mix set to ease you through your day.
What are the top three tracks getting heavy rotation in your sets?
What was the most hedonistic party you've ever been to?
MTV MAMAs (African Music Awards) afterparty in Durban, South Africa 2014. Trey Songz, French Montana, Miguel, Marlon Wayans, Khloe Kardashian plus a whole heap of big African artists! The champagne was on sparklers all night and the club was so full, I couldn't even burst a move. I left early and went to bed, sweet dreams!
What's the most phenomenal clubbing venue in the world and why?
A field in a village in Gaborone in Botswana was an amazing experience. You come to the party with a cooler box with drinks, camping chairs to chill, you buy meat to barbecue yourself and a big stage with loads of Magic System, Premier Gauo
Do you think music subcultures are losing their definition?
Not at all, people are consuming and being influenced by music differently. There's more access to it, so most songs come out of a melting pot of different genres but manage to somehow draw origins from the artists or creators most influential genre.
What producer are you predicting big things for this year?
South African DJ and producer Black Coffee - having done a six-hour set in Miami, Boiler Room, Ultra in South Africa and a remix for Avicii, the sky is the limit for this South African house maestro.
Where do you go when the record ends and the lights come on?
What track would you end the night on when everyone's still awake & it's time to go to sleep?
Boyz II Men - End Of The Road
What's your party trick?
It varies depending on the crowd because crowds tend to be different everywhere you go - it just means you have to have a bag of tricks.
The music sounds better…
on a sweet sound system with an intimate crowd within an intimate space.
DJ Edu presents Destination Africa on BBC Radio 1Xtra every Sunday, 10pm-1am.