In the last couple of years Benjamin Lebrave of Akwaaba has been living in Africa meeting musicians and cutting deals to get them some dollars, release their music and make it more accessible internationally; in two years he’s collaborated with artists in 12 countries. You can puff some fuel into this all-sides beneficial arrangement by dropping $10 of your allowance on Akwaaba’s new compilation Chop Our Music. It’s 51 songs deep, just a fat sack of quarters for a couple hours trip of coupé décalé, hiplife, kuduro, and more things we can’t name. If you lost your credit card or dignity in the couch but are still smart enough to want something positive and unstale to listen to while you make spreadsheets, you can download an un-revved, make-under good mix of the tracks laced together by DJ Zhao for no money at all! Favorite journey markers: the shuffle gushy love Serani-type action that goes in at 37:00 and the croak-cranky singsong lament that turns into a bright highlife pump up between 52:00 and 58:00. Grab the mix and stream the whole menu below.