WW Marseille: Stéphane Galland with Tony Swarez (Walkabout Sound System)

From Marseille, Worldwide, with Stéphane Galland aka M.OAT. Urban sounds connect with the city’s jazz legacy, crazy diverse world music, generally buoyant creativity and vinyl dealers, highlighting links with Africa, the Caribbean and the rest of the world.

DJ, editor, graphic designer, Tony Swarez is a historic figure of Marseille's underground musical scene since the 90s. He is currently criss-crossing France and Europe to play in parties and festivals in his customized courier which transforms in a DJ booth, the Walkabout Sound System. He offers us two mixes which showcase his taste for afro-american, latin and afro music, heartfelt songs and groovy tracks. The first one is made of his last vinyl discoveries, including Marseille's productions. Together, they cut through Kenyan Tina Mweni last album, produced in Marseille by David Walters, before they dig deep in vintage African funk, disco and highlife Tony made up with the help of Kêtu Records, for a mixtape that's also featured in his last La Discothèque Africaine newsletter. Enjoy!

The Packers - Hole In The Wall (Polydor)

Keith and Tex - Don t Look Back (Move and Groove Rec.)

Super Bantous - Bantous Pachanga (Pathe)

Sunny Blacks Band - Agbevide (Philips)

Bella Bellow - Rockia (Akue)

African Music Machine - Tropical (Soul Power)

Ann Sexton - You’ve Been Gone Too Long (Seventy Seven Records)

Archie Bell - A Thousand Wonders (Atlantic)

Eddie Owen - Determination (Sound of Gold)

Justin - Right Now (Soul Saver)

K.O. Gongs - Waka-About (EMI)

Bobby Byrd - Back From The Dead (RCA)

Darrow Fletcher - (Love Is My) Secret Weapon (Kent)

Carl Carlton - Everyone Can Be A Star (RCA)

Mofak - Gun (French Keyzz)

Bill Vortex - Space Cargo (Serendip Lab)

Khoomi - Marseille City Groove (Fada Records)


Tina Mweni - Hjælp Hinanden (WePresent)


Peter King - Sunshine Lady (Grandstar Records)

Emma Baloka - Funky Down (Ketu Records)

Tony Grey - Time Factor (EMI)

Harari - Party (SID)

K.O. Gongs - Time Never Change (EMI)

The Lijadu Sisters - Cashing In (Decca)

Geraldo Pino -Heavy, Heavy, Heavy (Soul Jazz Records)

Gyedu-Blay Ambolley - Akoko Ba (Mr Bongo)

Franco Lee Ezute - Onye Kata-Obia (G-E-T Records)

Rogana Ottah - Fire De Burn (Akpolla)

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