VF Live: Hadj Sameer #1

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Afrofunk and groove-inducing house.

With quarantines and lockdowns due to the Coronavirus pandemic ongoing around the world, artists are finding new ways to connect with people worldwide.

As part of our new feature on site – VF Live Sets – our favourite collectors take you inside their homes and record shops, for intimate selects and mixes.

For Hadj Sameer’s first instalment in his three-part series, he takes us through give records that he is turning to for joy and light during these uncertain times.

Watch and listen to the set above, find out more about it and check out the tracklist below:

“The session was mostly spontaneous, the main idea was to find some humanity through records, and in my opinion there is nothing better than African records for that. They bring a natural, intrinsic happiness and jovial vibe that I am looking for, during this ongoing lockdown. Closing the session with house tune ‘Do You Know’ was to make people wanna dance and groove, even at home.”

Tracklist:

1. The Playboys – Play-Boys Boogaloo
2. Clotaire Kimbolo Douley – Tika Na Yoka la Vie
3. Manow Bale – The Lost Smile
4. De Frank Junior & The Professional Diggit Ways – Chicken
5 Kenny Dixon Jr featuring Norma Jean Bell – Do You Know