From Wikipedia: “Highlife is a music genre that originated in present-day Ghana early in the 20th century […] It uses the melodic and main rhythmic structures of traditional Akan music, but is played with Western instruments. Highlife is characterised by jazzy horns and multiple guitars which lead the band. Recently it has acquired an uptempo, synth-driven sound.” This station is a challenging catch in most of London.
Readers of this blog will have noticed that usually I only upload pirate radio recordings. Although Reprezent has had a community broadcasting license for South East London since 2011, its line-up and playlist have a feel that is similar to the pirates of the past (a few of which are now also broadcasting via community licenses, such as Rinse FM and Flex FM). Yesterday I happened to record a set from this station, and liked it so much that I’m posting it here.