Why celebrate the passing of legends? How about this? Today is Fela Kuti’s Birthday!

I wont talk a load of shite about how great he is, its obvious how great he is. To my mind he is the inventor of rave culture (or at least one of its greatest proponents) he mixed joyful polyrhythmic music with heavyweight politics and lived a life that was entirely his own, dancing and playing until the early hours right up until the end. I have played Roforofo Fight in nearly every House set I’ve ever played and it never fails (even in techno loving berlin).

If you care about music (especially the kind that gets your arse wiggling) grab a brew, take off your shoes and play this hour of Kuti if your bum doesn’t move you are most likely dead…

Happy Birthday Fela! Thanks for all the music

Note: Because youtube in Germany is like a dystopian nightmare ive had to go the spotify route, if you havent got spotify, the tracks are…

  1. Fela Kuti – No Agreement
  2. Fela Ransome Kuti – My Lady Frustration
  3. Fela Kuti – Expensive Shit
  4. Fela Kuti – Witchcraft
  5. Fela Kuti – Zombie
  6. Fela Kuti – Go Slow
  7. Fela Kuti – Everything Scatter
  8. Fela Kuti – Roforofo Fight