Mysterious Producers
008: Afro House History

Mysterious Producer 008 is feeling groovy, and channeling that energy into an hour-long, one-take, all-vinyl mix to pay tribute to the rhythms and roots of the Afro House sound and their influence on New York house.

Co-founder of the legendary Sofrito warehouse parties and A&R for the cult Sofrito label, the mysterious producer for this week has produced many compilations over the years, he is known for his deep musical knowledge and serious dance floor selections.

“I’m paying tribute to the DJ pioneers of New York and Chicago using a different musical palette, celebrating the rhythms and roots of the Afro House sound. Classic and forgotten tracks from Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Guadeloupe, Ghana, and South Africa, combine with early New York house experiments and dubs in a one away style.”

Discover more from Mysterious Producers, and stay tuned as we drop a new anonymous set on SoundCloud every other Friday.

  1. Michel Rafa: Wa Mbila
  2. Raz: Baila (dub)
  3. Famille Zagbo: Aoublé
  4. Kabbala: Ashewo Ara 87
  5. Josky: Bon Payeur
  6. Jambe: Finité (dub)
  7. Ralph Macdonald: Surprize
  8. Jane Agnimel: Lene N’De
  9. Alex Dorothée: Afro Zouk
  10. Red Follies: Irresistible (instrumental)
  11. General Shawinda: People
  12. Djhano: Kouri
  13. Frantzi: Nou Rinmé Dansé
  14. Massive Sounds: I Want You (dub)
  15. Jean-Claude Brice: L’Anmou
  16. Thomas Frempong: Mada Meho So
  17. Denyse Plummer: Together

Hugo Mendez

Location: France

London-born, Paris-based Hugo Mendez is the co-founder and A&R behind the renowned Sofrito label, responsible for an impeccable pedigree of globe-trotting releases that have found their way into record boxes and onto dancefloors around the world.

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