Fonia Session 14 – Guest: Laolu


What goes better with the warm, sunny weather than to dive into the ocean of african rhythms?

In the 14th installment of the Fonia radio show we welcomed Laolu from Geneva for an interview and mix session all around jazz, afrobeats and the dancefloor.

Laolu, grown up with nigerian roots in Switzerland combines techno music with diversity and sensitivity. Make sure you see him performing live, often alongside his good friend Kadebostan.
Enjoy two hours packed with beats, emotions and rhythms on a journey to africa! We say thanks especially to Jasmine, who did the interview for us with Laolu. Special thanks go as always to the OKJ 103.4 in Jena, Germany.

Be good to yourself!

Dhafer Youssef & Nelson Padron – Interl’oud (Edit)
Issa Bagayogo – Madomba
The Tuareg – Sahara
Omar Faruk tekbilek – Shashkin
Tcheka – Kre ka nha
Kora Jazz Trio – Folly
United Vibrations – My Way
Buddy Sativa – Amphitecna Latifolia (Theme for a Black Calabash)
Ebo Taylor – Love & Death
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Water
K. Frimpong & His Cubanos Fiestas – Kyenkyen Bi Adi Mawu
Badume’s Band – Fetsum Denq Ledjnèsh
Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu
Mr Raoul K – Africa
Eddie Okwedy – Happy Survival
Staff Benda Bilili – Je t’aime
Issa Bagayogo – Namadjidja
Dhafer Youssef & Nelson Padron – A Kind of Love (Edit)


Laolu combines intensity with an open mind and blends it all in his view on techno. Alongside his good friend Kadebostan he plays in clubs all around the globe where they both “spend hours looking for tunes that can knock out a crowd, physically or emotionally!!”.