Words: Bido Lito!
Photography: Mark McNulty /

To brighten up your isolation weekends, we’re bringing Africa Oyé direct to your homes, in partnership with Melodic Distraction Radio. Each week we’ll have an exclusive live mix for you, a slice of that trademark Oyé vibe that you can enjoy over and over again. Recorded at Africa Oyé 2019, each mix is part of a series of DJ sessions from the Trenchtown and Freetown stages, where the sounds of Afro-centric music are pumped out non-stop to keep the groove riding high in Sefton Park. All of the DJs who perform on the Trenchtown and Freetown stages keep the sounds of the African diaspora alive all year round, and they contribute massively to the festival’s addictive, insatiable vibe.

Our third mix comes from adopted Scouser GIOVANNA, who threw down a blend of high tempo Afrobeat, highlife and house during her 60-minute set on the Trenchtown stage in 2019. Fast rising Italo-Scouse selector Giovanna is part of the SisBis collective in Liverpool, a DJ known for serving up a heady brew of Brazilian, soul, house, electro and synth-pop, which she showcases on her own monthly NTS show. Recreate the Oyé party in your own home with this gloriously smooth and funky mix!


Imagine you’re stood in Sefton Park right now, with the sun beating down on you, and that famous Oyé vibe all around. Turn this mix up nice and high and you’ll practically be able to feel it.

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