Tunes from Auntie Flo, Mehmet Aslan and Esa feature on the party's fifth anniversary collection.
Since 2010 the premise of Highlife has been to fuse house, disco and techno with African and Latin music. The party holds a residency at Glasgow's Sub Club (past guests include Nicolas Jaar, Charanjit Singh and Awesome Tapes From Africa) and has hosted one-off events across Europe. It has its own record label too, with a run of vinyl-only releases and a recently-launched global collaboration series.
The Highlife 5 USB compilation bundles the label's previously released material with a live recording from a recent Highlife party and a mix by Auntie Flo. The music comes from the likes of Esa, Dollkraut, Red Axes and Mehmet Aslan. The Highlife crew will head out on a brief tour in support of the compilation, with dates in Sheffield, Bristol, Edinburgh and Glasgow confirmed. Highlife 5 will be available at these events before it hits record shops later in June.
01. Auntie Flo - The Doodle
02. Auntie Flo - Lumbalu
03. Mehmet Aslan - Raptiye Rap
04. Alma Negra - Carnaval
05. Esa - Shaka Zulu Hulle
06. Esa - Sipho Gonzongo
07. Mehmet Aslan - Adimiz Miskindir
08. Red Axes - Chew The Gun
09. Dollkraut - Do You
10. Auntie Flo - Sun Ritual II
11. Miajica - Sun Shine
12. CAIN - Nagan
13. CAIN - Vatula
14. Alma Negra - Maloya
15. Alma Negra - Midnight Run
16. Auntie Flo - Highlife 5 Mix
17. Live recording from Highlife in Glasgow earlier in 2015
Highlife will release Highlife 5 in June 2015.