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King L Man x Mighty Zulu Nation [LV Remix] // Out 27th May

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2013 by E.N.

King L Man 'Vultures' Bazaar'Set up by D.WattsRiot, Ear Conditioning is a new label that started life as a radio program only to mutate into an entity representing local and international artists including Gonjasufi, Mutamassik, Socos Dúo, Grenouille and King L Man – who features on the A-side of the label’s first release.

Featuring the soulful vocal talent of Earl 16 (Studio One, Leftfield, Dreadzone), ‘Vultures Bazaar’ dives head first into the “current(cy) situation“, the globalitarian power-play of economics presented as ‘democracy’. A world where the fattest cats get fatter and fatter still, while poverty could be eliminated at the push of an ‘enter’ key.

The AA side features a 2013 update by LV of ‘Abantu’ by The Mighty Zulu Nation, a choir from Durban, South Africa. LV’s afro-futurist ‘Sebenza’ (Hyperdub) album’s vocal content was based around South African MCs and this joyful excursion provides a great foundation for the majestic vocals of this 12 piece group.

2013 will see Ear Conditioning releasing albums by Socos Dúo, Grenouille and King L Man.

Release Date: 27th May 2013
Format 10” Vinyl 
Cat No. EARV001

Tracklisting:
A: King L Man: ‘Vultures’ Bazaar’ featuring Earl 16
AA: The Mighty Zulu Nation ‘Abantu’ – Remixed by LV

Petite Noir – Till We Ghosts(Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on July 4, 2012 by E.N.

Yannick Ilunga is a 21 year old South African making some of the most beautiful and original electronic music we’ve heard in a long time.
Till We Ghosts is the stunning debut single on Bad Life from Capetown based producer Yannick Ilunga aka Petite Noir. He crafts his innovative sound alone with live instruments and electronics; his remarkable voice underpinned by forward thinking production.

A unique concoction of influences, Petite Noir is able to seamlessly fuse intricate contemporary electronics with his stirring, soulful vocal and African shuffles that echo is homeland.

Real Mad- “Come”(MAL015)+Free Download “Beverly Waves Her Hand Goodbye”

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 16, 2011 by E.N.


MalLabel Music Presents:
REAL MAD – Come  (MAL015)
RELEASE DATE: March 22nd, 2011
TRACKLISTING:
01   Come
02 Beverly Waves Her Hand Goodbye (Free Download 320)

Real Mad is a brand new artist hailing from Johannesburg, South Africa. His release for San Francisco’s MalLabel Music, “Come” is an attention grabbing debut recording for the young producer that bridges the gap between the growing US dubstep scene and the emerging movement in Africa. While Real Mad just started making tracks during the summer of 2010, there is a real maturity found on this collection that belies his rookie status.
 The title track “Come” starts off with a slight pop feel complete with Autotuned vocal snippets before the big bass drop reminds listeners that this is a dubstep track. It makes for an excellent balance, as Real Mad balances restraint and sheen against a tough bass line with whooshing drops. The percussion is again finally chopped setting off polyrhythms galore that make this track a solid tune worth seeking out.
 “Beverly Waves Her Hand Goodbye” fuses a heavy hip-hop downbeat with head banging drumstep percussion that pounds ominously. The melodies are a tasty mix of 8 bit sounds, rave stabs, and twisted synth lines overdriven to the point of fuzziness layered in to give the track an epic feel without being overly dark. The bass wobbles and pitches in all the right places and builds to an explosive saw tooth wave breakdown that sounds like chainsaws tearing through phone books.
 REAL MAD BIO:
Getting into electronic music was a natural progression for Real Mad who first started off his music career performing in local bands. He then became a well-known sound engineer and producer in his hometown of Johannesburg, South Africa. Spending many days in the studio he began exploring the world of electronic music. Testing the waters in the next style he was trying to take on he eventually found his niche in dubstep.  It was natural progression for him after years of working the studio. He learned all he could about the genre, invested in the proper gear, and began making tracks in July 2010. In November, he began shopping his creations online and made contact with Mal Harper of San Francisco’s premier dubstep imprint – MalLabel Music – which led to the release of his debut EP “Come” in the Spring of 2011. With the strength of the release he is planning follow-up recordings and an eventual tour in the near future.
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Radioclit Present: The Sound Of Club Secousse (African Dance Music Anthems)+free download

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 22, 2010 by E.N.

Crammed Discs is proud to release Radioclit Present: The Sound of Club Secousse, a hand-picked compilation of some of Radioclit’s favorite African dance music. The compilation will be released worldwide on October 19, 2010 on Crammed Discs.

 You can grab the first single from the compilation,
“Angonde” (Remix) by the The Very Best ft. Mo Laudi HERE
A full tracklisting is below.
The Very Best feat. Mo Laudi – Angonde (Remix) by extramusicnew
Radioclit are definitely on the rise, both as remixers/Djs (with their Secousse club nights in London & Paris) and as two-thirds of acclaimed Afro-electronic band The Very Best, who are currently on tour with Vampire Weekend. For this compilation, they hand-picked their favorite tracks among the wealth of hot electronic dance music which is being produced all across the African continent, from Angola to South Africa to the Ivory Coast and more.

Etienne Tron, the French half of the duo alongside his Swedish accomplice Johan Hugo, on the story of how Club Secousse was born:

“We launched our Club Night Secousse in 2008 with a simple challenge in mind: to bring people together and promote worldwide ghetto culture. It felt like nightlife was getting more and more segregated everywhere we went, with less and less connections between the Afro scene, the gay scene, the hipsters… Mainstream music culture was becoming an oppressive and stagnant machine, dance music was stuck and our interest in hip hop was quickly fading out. We were thirsty for exotic sounds, and started exploring as many local ghetto scenes as we could.

“All the tracks on this compilation have won their title of ‘Club Secousse Anthem’ by getting played again and again in London, Paris, New York, Stockholm, São Paulo, Moscow and everywhere else we travelled to. They never fail to get people moving. They represent everything we love about ghetto culture: the ability to create something with nothing, the energy, the positivity… who said it was all about crime, drugs and violence???”

“The Sound Of Club Secousse” track-by-track
(descriptions by Etienne/Radioclit)

1. Bab Lee ‘Sous les cocotiers’ (Ivory Coast)
One of the biggest instrumental anthems of the whole Coupé Décalé movement, this track has been rinsed in bars clubs and house parties all over West Africa for the last few years.

2. Batida feat. Bras Firmino  ‘Nufeko Disole’ (Portugal/ Angola)
A great new band based in Lisbon and blending influences from all Portuguese-speaking African countries like Angola and Cape Verde.
 
3. The Very Best feat. Mo Laudi  ‘Angonde’ (Remix) (Malawi / South Africa / Sweden)
Since this compilation is all about what we play at Secousse, it felt logical to feature one of Radioclit’s own productions, featuring Malawi’s biggest export since the beginning of times, Esau Mwamwaya, and his South African hypeman Mo Laudi.

4. Janka Nabay ‘To Ma Ya’ (Sierra Leone)
The original creator of bubu music in the nineties. A living legend in Sierra Leone now exiled in NYC who is enjoying a big career revival after struggling for a decade working in a chicken shop in the Philadelphia suburbs. This song was recorded in the middle of a civil war. Ghetto music at its best.

5. Lutchiana ‘Eki Bis’ (Congo)
Congolese soukous music of the purest kind, from the nineties. Who is this guy?  Where is he now? Who knows.

6. Luky Gomes ‘Zézé e Toto’ (Remix) (Angola)
A good example of a solid kuduro track from a few years ago, when the sound was a bit more musical and less crazy hardcore than these days.

7. Magic System ‘Petit Pompier’ (Ivory Coast)
Straight from Ivory Coast, the giants of Coupe Decale, famous all over the world for their first hit ‘Premier Gaou’ and tons of others after. They can fill up stadiums and are always number one in the charts in France. This little-known track is from a few years ago and was never properly released as a single, but when played in a club it always devastates the dancefloor.

8. DJ Serpent Noir ‘La Go Attoto’ (Ivory Coast)
Anaconda DJ Serpent Noir : he looks like a snake, on the mic he spits like a snake, and on the decks he’s a king… a massively underrated ghetto talent.

9. Puto Prata ‘Zuata Zuata’ (Angola)
Classic tune from one of the biggest names of the infamous kuduro scene from Luanda, Angola.

10. Jusa Dementor  ‘African Air Horn Dance’ (Zimbabwe)
A new talent out of Zimbabwe who is making waves in England these days. Taking that big UK funky sound and spicing it up with afro-tribal vibes.

11. DJ Vielo, DJ Anielson And Patcho Debenq ‘Decale Mon Afrique’ (Cabo Verde / France)
Inspired by Angolan kuduro, a track created by three of the most in-demand DJs in the French Afro-club scene

12. Naty Kid ‘Sereia’ (Cabo Verde)
This is a great example of funana, an insane traditional party music out of Capo Verde that heavily features accordions on top of uptempo beats. It sounds like small village riot music for older generations… definitely one of the most bonkers song we’ve ever heard.

13. Ize ‘Tronku Di Mundo’ (Cabo Verde / France)
A new talent from the French / Cape Verde scene, with a track that draws from Angolan kuduro and Cape Verde’s funana.

14. Tshetsha Boys feat. Vuyelwa ‘Mosemana Wa Dikgomo’  (South Africa)
More traditional tsonga disco or shangaan disco is represented on the compilation by the great Thomas Chauke, who pretty much invented and ruled the genre for decades. This is the sound of the new school, now refered to as shangaan electro. Look at the recent compilation on Honest Jons.

15. Kaysha feat. Anofela & Top One Frisson ‘On est ensemble’ (Congo)
Kaysha has a big following in the zouk scene, and is especially popular with the ladies for his syrupy love tracks. Once in a while, however, he gets busy with creating monstrous afro-rave anthems like this one. 

16. Thomas Chauke ‘Xipereta’ (South Africa)
A Grammy Award winner and true giant of South African music, Thomas Chauke has made records involving all his family members since the eighties, and has released around 30 records, most of which have gone platinum. A true pioneer of that shangaan disco sound, sometimes also know as ‘tsonga’.

17. Skeat ‘Dumelang’  (South Africa)
An up-and-coming artist from South Africa who just released his first album on Akwaabaa Records. This was the underground hit that got him signed.
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Spoek Mathambo – Mshini Wam (Video)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 21, 2010 by E.N.


Spoek Mathambo’s album Mshini Wam will be released on BBE on 30th August, 2010.

Director – Teddi Don Pierrot
Camera/DOP – Rene Othudi
Editing & Designs — DRO & PYRO (onelouderagency.com)

More Spoek Mathambo at EMN HERE

Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa (Honest Jon’s Records) – videos and MP3 samples

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 26, 2010 by dirty

Shangaan Electro. This is blatantly the best new genre I’ve heard in a while.

in the words of Boomkat:

‘Ask us about Shangaan Electro a week ago and we’d ask you to speak slower. Ask us this week and we’ll rave about one of the most astounding records we’ve heard this year. The erstwhile and intrepid ears of Honest Jon’s Mark Ainley and Hardwax/Basic Channel legend Mark Ernestus have been following this niche style from Soweto, SA, for a hot minute, long enough anyway to pick out twelve extraordinary examples of 180bpm, marimba-laden, afro-dance diamonds hewn from rickety drum machines and keyboards shaped into dazzling fillips of pure dance energy. We almost couldn’t believe our ears on first listen, or the tenth.

It was perhaps only when we witnessed the accompanying videos on youtube that it started to settle into place, watching liquid hipped Shangaan dancers scuttle and stomp like folk possessed by something untold but completely comprehendible.

To be fair, this music is still a totally niche prospect, but initial reactions from friends we would never expect to like it have been as immediate as the music itself and there’s no denying this will be one of the years most lauded albums among adventurous listeners. This is genuinely some of the most exciting music you’ll hear this year, and alongside the Footwork/Juke craze currently taking hold, you’ll have heard little like it before.’

It’s on the Honest Jon’s label, which has supplied some of the best records of the year via the Actress longplayer, and T++, so you know it’s quality.

Tracklist:
1. BBC – Ngunyuta Dance (MP3 sample)
2. Tshetsha Boys – Nwa Pfundla (MP3 sample)
3. Mancingelani – Vana Vasesi (MP3 sample)
4. Zinja Hlungwani – Ntombi Ya Mugaza (MP3 sample)
5. Zinja Hlungwani – Nwa Gezani My Love (MP3 sample)
6. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Vanghoma (MP3 sample)
7. BBC – Ngozi (MP3 sample)
8. Zinja Hlungwani – Nwa Gezani (MP3 sample)
9. Tiyiselani Vomaseve – Na Xaniseka (MP3 sample)
10. Tshetsha Boys – Uya Kwihi Ka Rose (MP3 sample)
11. Nkata Mawewe – Khulumani (MP3 sample)
12. Zinja Hlungwani – Thula (MP3 sample)

Video MP4′s to watch/download:
* nwa pfundla
* khulumani
* vana vasesi
* na xaniseka
* uya kwihi ka rose
* vanghoma
* nwa gezani my love (my personal favourite)

buy it here

(download) Techno Remix -Vuvuzela(The most annoying sound in the world?)

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , on June 18, 2010 by E.N.

download Vuvuzela +Techno Remix

Spoek Mathambo -Mshini Wam b/w Gwababa (Don’t Be Scared)

Posted in News, Promotions with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 15, 2010 by E.N.



Released: 2010-07-27

Part of a new breed of African artists, 24 year old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper/DJ and Graphic Designer/Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture. As front-man for electrorap outfits SWEAT.X and PLAYDOE, Spoek Mathambo has become a increasingly prominent figure in the international music scene over the last couple of years.

Most recently, Spoek Mathambo has finished recording his solo album, “Mshini Wam” for BBE, and has built a live band (which includes two dancers) in order to tour the project.
The album is a sign to the world of what Africa has in store in terms of progressive electronic music!
The title “Mshini Wam” is from a famous Zulu song called Umshini wami, (English: My Machine), often sung by members of the military wing of the ANC and the South African pres! ident himself whenever they are in trouble – in their version it means: “Bring Me My Machine Gun”. Yet for Spoek Mathambo Mshini Wam has quite a different meaning: “My Machine…A way to express a new wave of electronic African music!”.

Spoek has risen to become one of the foremost recognised exporters of the new South African club music (which he has coined as Township Tech). He has gathered widespread attention as far afield as the New York Times and Fader Magazine.
The single release “Mshini Wam b/w Gwababa (Don’t Be Scared)” features two tracks taken from the album as well as a generous load of exciting remixes.

Check Extra Music new for Spoek Mathambo free downloads and more HEREwatch the cool music video featuring "Gwababa (Don't Be Scared)":

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Mandela’s Great-Granddaughter Killed in Crash After World Cup Concert

Posted in News with tags , , , , on June 11, 2010 by E.N.


Nelson Mandela’s 13-year-old great-granddaughter was killed in a car crash on the way home from a concert on the eve of the World Cup, his office said Friday.

The Nelson Mandela Foundation said Zenani Mandela died in a one-car accident after attending the World Cup kickoff concert at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto, near Johannesburg.

Johannesburg Metro police spokeswoman Edna Mamonyane said the driver had been charged with drink-driving. Mamonyane said the driver, who police would not name, could also face culpable homicide charges.

“The Metro police found that he was drunk,” Mamonyane said. “He lost control of the vehicle and it collided with a barricade.”

The foundation denied reports the former president’s ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was in the car.

CBS

R.I.P. Zenani Mandela

Spoek Mathambo- New Video / Free Mixes / Debut Artist CD Coming Soon On BBE Records

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2010 by E.N.


SPOEK MATHAMBO
The Debut CD…Coming Late Summer On BBE

Spoek Mathambo is a South African artist who produces and performs post punk township tech with his live band Mshini Wam – Richard the Third, Jakob Snake, Yolanda & Avuyile

***WATCH THE VIDEO***
SPOEK MATHAMBO & MSHINI WAM – “GWABABA (DON’T BE SCARED)”

I AM SPOEK MATHAMBO. NTHATO MOKGATA.

I AM FROM SOUTH AFRICA. JOHANNESBURG.

I AM A MC. JIVETALK MACHINE. DESIGNER. ILLUSTRATOR. DJ. UNCLE.

I MAKE MUSIC AS SWEAT.X + PLAYDOE + MOLEKE MBEMBE

I DJ AS SPOEK MATHAMBO (H.I.V.I.P)

I MAKE MIXES FOR JIVING

Download GHOST OF BONES MIX

Tracklisting:
PRELUDE – SPIKIRI KING DON FATHER
DARK NOERD – SMOKING TUSKS (AMAPHOYISA FIXUP)
SPOEK & SEKTA – PETER PAN
DJ MUJAVA – TUMI GWANGWA
DJ MENACE – YON’INDODA ENHLE
DJ SKHOKHO – DASHBOARD LOVE
SPOEK & DOUSTER – PUNANI
M-TECH – ANGIGCENGI
SPOEK & URCHINS – TICKETS (KID KAIO REMIX)
SWEAT.X & DJ WOOL – RED FOR DANGER
MUMDANCE + BRODINSKI – EUROSTARR (SHARKSLAYER RMX)
SWEAT.X – JACK
SPOEK & SCHLACHTHOFBRONX – TOO HIGH (PINYIZA FIXUP)
SPOEK + XRABIT + DMG$ – BOOTY CALL
SWEAT.X – PEAS AND LEAVES
SPOEK + JUAN HUEVOS + BUGATI FORCE – WHAT WHAT WHAT
PLAYDOE + TOXIC AVENGER + CEREBRAL VORTEX – DOUCHEBAG
SPOEK & DJEDJOTRONIC – DIRTY AND HARD (KEATCH REMIX)

Download CAR JACKING HOUSE MIX

Tracklisting:
DJ CLEO – KATU KATU intro
BUJO MOJO – 12
?? – HALLELUA
TIRA – IZOLO FT MALOBO
DJ CLEO – MORE RUTHLESS
DJ KENT – VUNANZI
CHIEF BOIMA – FILAW REMIX
KENNY DOPE & TERRY HUNTER – NO HOOK
RIVER OCEAN FEATURING INDIA-LOVE&HAPPINESS(YEMEYA Y OCHUN)
DJ PEPSI – PEPSI’S REVENGE
DJ BOBO & MENACE – MONEY MAKER
DJ TIRA FT DADDY – UHAMBA YEDWA
BANTU SOUL – ISGHUBU
DJ DIKOTA – WEWE 2
BOJO MUJO – 05
CHIEF BOIMA – LOVE IN THE (AFRICAN) CLUB REMIX
SHUMBA DJS – ON MY WAY
LEGER & LAKE – WORD
SCHLACHTHOF BRONX FEAT. SPOEK – BELLY FULL OF PILLS (DISCO TRASH MUSIC REMIX)

Download SPOEK MATHAMBO – H.I.V.I.P DEVIL HOUSE MAFIAS 2 MIX

Tracklisting:
SLUSH PUPPY KIDS – WE THE BEST
DJ MUJAVA – PHELINDABA
BANANA CLIPZ – PUSH AM (LEFT, RIGHT)
BAKSTINA – DASHBOARD LOVE
EASTWEST – PSCHADELIC DISCO
THE EXTRA T’S – FLASH BOOGIE
**MURKZ – PLEASE DON’T STOP THE MUSIC
T2 – HEARTBROKEN (NASTIBOI RMX)
ACSLATER – HELLO (MOLEKE MBEMBE REMIX)
DJ SPYRO – SPYRO SPESH
DJ MURKZ – WWOW DUTTY
MOLEKE MBEMBE – HESLOSTCONTROL
BUJO MUJO – ??
DJ MUJAVA – DIPALA TSATWANE
SPIKIRI THE KING DON FATHER- UNIQUE
CHIEF BOIMA – COUPE LIKE ME BABY
SHAKKA ROXX – SHATEH
SLUSH PUPPY KIDS – TOO HIGH
DJ MUJAVA – TSWARA TSWARA
DJ TAKALANI’S HOUSE MAGIC – DONOSA
SIBOT – CHISA
YUKSEK – EXTRABALL (MOLEKE MBEMBE REMIX)
SOLID GROOVE – THIS IS SICK
THUNDERHEIST – FREDDIE
PLAYDOE – ICE CREAM

THEY SAY

“Mokgata is Ndebele royalty descended from the Maraba royal family of Polokwane, and the singer, dancer, songwriter and fashion-face of Sweat.X. He lives in Johannesburg.”

“Spoek Mathambo is a slippery post-Apartheid glam-rap prince from Soweto who is descended from distant African royalty, or Jewish, or both. In addition to our online communications trail, I have two weeks worth of phone bills—a Paris mobile, a London office number, some digits that connect to a voice speaking Arabic—to prove how hard it is to catch up to him.”

“And so to Spoek Mathambo. As one half of Sweat X, Soweto’s Spoek (aka Nthato Mokgata) has been a constant blog presence over the last 12-18 months, turning blog heads onto electro and hip hop South African sounds. Whether it’s his work with Playdoe (with Sibot), Bulgarian or DJ Edjotronic (with a new 12″ on Boyz Noize dropping soon), Spoek’s name repeatedly resurfaces – of late, in the form of his own ongoing mix series.”

CHECK ME OUT
www.myspace.com/spoek
http://2faced1.com/zombo
http://vimeo.com/user1512638

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