Stream: BLK JKS and Athi-Patra Ruga’s Sound of Johannesburg Mix

Photographer George Mahashe
July 05, 2011

Continuing his acoustic trek across the globe, DJ N-RON (bka Daniel Perlin) transports us to Johannesburg for this edition of his Domus mixtape series. For this exploration of Jo'burg, a city truly in the hands of those who would shape it, Perlin tapped SA-born BLK JKS and visual artist Athi-Patra Ruga. In a group statement, BLK JKS vouch for pleasure of living in a place that's always changing: "While some look to European cities and envy their long-established routines, venues, and structures, there are those of us who see a blank canvas and embrace it." Weaving through concert halls and alleyways, they paint an aural portrait of this city in flux. Pump your speakers and go.

Stream: BLK JKS and Athi-Patra Ruga's Sound of Johannesburg Mix

1. Letta Mbulu - Nomalizo / Athi-Patra Ruga #1
2. Spikiri - Money Talks
3. Athi-Patra Ruga #2
4. Dirty Paraffin - Exhibit A
5. Skeleton Crew - Invisible Cities (the burning piano David Krut eBook podcast interview)
6. Givan Lotz - Easy Now
7. Felix LaBand - Jesus at the Table
8. CHLLNGR ft. BLK JKS, Mo Laudi of the very best and Spoek Mathambo - Ask For (remix)
9. Us Kids Know - Problems
10. Hugh Masekela - Nights in Tunisia / Athi-Patra Ruga #3
11. Professor - Ijimapi Leweight
12. Athi-Patra Ruga #4
13. Tshe Tsha Boys - Uyakwini Na Rose (where are you going?)
14. Polyphonic&Serengeti - Lately (remixed by Joao Orecchia)
15. Athi-Patra Ruga #5
16. BLK JKS and Thandiswa Mazwai for the Zar Orkestre - Ukuthula (cover)

Posted: July 05, 2011
Stream: BLK JKS and Athi-Patra Ruga’s Sound of Johannesburg Mix