Get global with BanTOR Radio's Mosaic Mix

Last week, BanTOR Radio quietly dropped their new mix via a "soft launch" as a response to a banter on Twitter with Toronto's multidisciplinary artist, Lido Piemienta, about the number (or lack thereof) of WOMXN in our 6ixTunes Playlist. We decided to praise her for her statements, and show a little love in return, by featuring her and other female artists from around the world in our first instalment of the Mosaic Mix.

The Mosaic Mix is a globally-conscious mix of music genres native to countries around the world -  produced by resident artists and respectfully remixed by their admirers from abroad. It is an aural journey into the “sonic diversity” within BanTOR Radio. With a deep rooted passion for exploring culture and examining various Diasporas, Ola Mazzuca adds the “storytelling,” by sharing personal anecdotes to honest opinion of the selected tracks. This curated playlist is colourful, intricate and comprised of many pieces – just like a mosaic.

"I'm usually behind the desk these days, managing the admin side of BanTOR Radio, but it's great to get back to the root of it all and get behind the mic," Mazzuca says. "The mix is a sonic reflection of my upbringing. Although my parents grew up in Canada, they immigrated in the 60s and instilled in us an insatiable curiosity and utmost respect for every culture. I grew up with a variety of genres. Today, I live in a very diverse neighbourhood in Toronto, where mother tongue and native sound are abundant everywhere - from the grocery store to car windows."

LISTEN AND DOWNLOAD:

Playlist:

1.     Infinidade – Sango – Mais Mais Mais

2.     Here I Come (Live) – Barrington Levy (ELMAYONESA REMIX)

3.     I Am African (Jillionaire Remix) – Calypso Rose

4.     Que Passa Amigo (Beauty Brain Remix) – Tropkillaz

5.     Na Rua Na Chuva Na Fazenda (Kojack Remix) – Hyldon

6.     Can’t Feel No Way – Protoje

7.     Amazonia (featuring Branko and Toy Selectah) – Dengue Dengue Dengue

8.     African Queen (Tom Furse Extrapolation) – Calypso Rose

9.     Alright featuring the Partysquad (Tropkillaz Remix) – Tommie Sunshine

10.  Bam Bam (TwoGood Remix) – Sister Nancy

11.  Abatina (Dollkraut Remix) – Calypso Rose

12.  Guidance featuring Baba Fei (produced by dF) – K. Forest

13.  Romie (@DomDias Remix) – Beanie Man

14.  Murder She Wrote (@DomDias Remix) - Chaka Demus & Pilers

15.  Lyrical Anomaly – Kabaka Pyramid & Chronixx – Accurate

16.  Ojuelegba – Wizkid

17.  Tambola – Neza

18.  Bumping featuring Janeli and Billa B – Dope St. Jude

19.  Faccio Rap – Mista Tolu

20.  Carmen (Handsome Habibi Remix) – Stromae

21.  Camellando (Rihanna Work) – @LidoPimienta

22.  Caribe – @Boogat - El Hijo De La Cumbia Riddims

23.  Allez – Teddyson John

24.  Like So – Angela Hunte & Machel Montano

25.  Limoncello - @SkratchBastid featuring @Shad