Tagged: Kwaito

jumping back slash illustration by Jeanne Kepaan

Lungu Lungu: Cape Town’s Jumping Back Slash

Benjamin Lebrave hits up South Africa Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he writes about … read more »

POSTED November 21, 2013 3:07PM IN Lungu Lungu Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: South African Pop Models

Ghana-based Benjamin Lebrave speaks fluent French and English, and can schmooze in Spanish and Portuguese. He’ll report on new African music every other week. This week, he shares BIG FKN GUN’s “ABC.” I am currently … read more »

POSTED October 3, 2012 3:15PM IN Lungu Lungu Comments (6) TAGS: , , ,
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Lungu Lungu: Angola Strikes Again

I have the great pleasure of writing this column from Luanda, Angola. I was here for the first time three years ago and managed to share a small bit of kuduro on this same website. … read more »

POSTED May 30, 2012 4:00PM IN Lungu Lungu, MP3 / STREAMS, MUSIC, MUSIC INTERVIEWS, MUSIC NEWS Comments (1) TAGS: , , , ,
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Stream: Township Funk Album Sampler

DJ Mujava‘s “Township Funk” was released in South Africa in 2006 (circa “Sexyback,” “Everytime We Touch”), worldwide via Warp in 2008, and six hours ago via DJ Qness‘ “Township Funk” mixtape. It’s a subtle monster, … read more »

POSTED October 14, 2010 5:45PM IN MP3 / STREAMS TAGS: , , ,
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Video: LV f. Okmalumkoolkat, “Boomslang”

In the microworld of FADER 2010, this video is a dream team realization. First you got LV, responsible for immense jams like “Turn Away” on Hyperdub. Second you got Okmalumkoolkat, whom some of you might … read more »

POSTED August 25, 2010 2:15PM IN MUSIC VIDEO Comments (1) TAGS: , , , , , ,

DJ Zhao, Ngoma 6: Ukulwa Mixtape

Just in time for Youth Day, the June 16 holiday commemorating Soweto uprising against the apartheid regime, DJ Zhao has compiled an incredible mixtape of African and African-inspired dance music (including some of the self-same … read more »

POSTED June 14, 2010 4:30PM IN MP3 / STREAMS Comments (15) TAGS: , , , , ,
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Schlachthofbronx f. Spoek Mathambo & Gnucci Banana, “Ayoba” Live at Distortion Festival

We risked life and limb to flipcam this live footage of Schlachthofbronx‘s explosive South African (via Munich) house single “Ayoba.” We bullied our way to the corner stage at Copyflex Bootyworld. Fifty thousand Danes were … read more »

POSTED June 10, 2010 3:30PM IN LIVE TAGS: , , , , , ,

Ghetto Palms: Township Palms pt. III / Kwaito / DJ Cleo Exclusive Interview

Township Millionare part three! …and yes this is the last kwaito crusade, at least for the moment, because in the three weeks I’ve taken to focus on South Africa, Jamaica has probably released roughly one … read more »

POSTED February 26, 2009 10:49AM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (2) TAGS: ,

Ghetto Palms: Township Palms / Kwaito / Pitori House

Ever since I started this thing I have been trying to collect enough kwaito or kwaito-ish house for a Township edition of Ghetto Palms. In the process of researching my kwaito feature in F52, I … read more »

POSTED February 11, 2009 5:45PM IN GHETTO PALMS Comments (2) TAGS: