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Banana Hill with X.O.A.

First broadcast date: 14 May 2018

Banana Hill are a collective that began in Sheffield, filling the city’s warehouses with sounds of the global underground before laying down its roots in Manchester.

Headed up by Cervo and JVC, along with resident SNO, they host monthly parties showcasing music & artists from around the world. Vinyl releases from Majid Bekkas, Contours and XOA have also kick-started their journey as a record label.

Banana Hill bring together amazing sounds from around the globe. A love of all things afrobeat, jazz, kwaito, disco, house, neo-soul, techno, kuduro, hip hop and footwork are what the night and label are centred on.

This month Cervo welcomes London multi-instrumentalist Nick Tyson, AKA X.O.A., for a chat and to play some tunes. Also expect new music from forthcoming Banana Hill releases.

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Tracklist

Herbie Hancock – Karabali [Columbia]
Milton – Mizik Nou [Heavenly Sweetness]
Jinku – Unknown [Unreleased/Banana Hill]
Kawuku Sound  – Buganda Dub [Unreleased/Banana Hill]
Kandiafa  – Nyonton (St Germain remix) [Pschent Music]
Kuwuku Sound – Youth ft. Spyda [Unreleased/Banana Hill]
Szajna – Col [Unreleased]

 

// X.O.A Interview //

 

Paul Simon – Can’t Run But [Warner Bros. Records]
Herbie Hancock – Doin’ It [Columbia/Legacy]
Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit [Knitting Factory]
Lodger – Afro Cuts [Stamp Records]
Tumblack – Invocation [Keku Wahye Keyah]
X.O.A & Contours – Express [Banana Hill]
X.O.A & Wayward – Koto [Forthcoming Cin Cin]

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