Archive for kwaito

New mixes from tSC

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on May 12, 2012 by thezombiesnakecharmer

i have two sets to share this weekend. The first was made 2 months ago, it contains lots of kwaito-ish tunes and some 3ball.

And the second set is more recent, and crazier. It goes from moombah to soca and juke.

You can download both sets on soundcloud and the tracklists are inside as well.

South-African Bangers

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on February 20, 2010 by thezombiesnakecharmer

It seems that South-Africa has been a kind of goldmine lately. Last year we had the amazing Township Funk from Mujava, awesome kwaito tunes from Dj Cleo, all the work from Spoek Mathambo and his other projects (Slush Puppy Kids, Sweat.x, Playdoe,…)  and more recently with dj Sdunkero

While the blogosphere is staring at the zef (redneck) side of South Africa with Die Antwoord, i have to say that i was kinda turned off when i heard them dissin Spoek in their track Fish Paste… I know it’s the rap game and shit but anyways  i wanted to share some other upcoming artists from S-A who aren’t hype (yet).

First of all i wanted to introduce you Jumping Back Slash. That guy has a kind of unique way to mix classic kwaito with cosmic, futuristic sounds and melodies. So catchy and full of emotions… He has just signed on Pollinate Records so don’t forget to check his future releases!

In the meantime you can download these two afrotronical bangers on his soundcloud page:

On a rougher note we have the great mc Baka who recently teamed up with his mate Soundproof to make the Jam Jar project. They did an amazing dubstep/rap track called Neck Low that you can download/listen here:

And last but not least, the Cape Town based imprint African Dope records is giving away a shitload of goodies for free on his soundcloud page (god i love that site). The mixtape Cape Town is dope by Fletcher, that i shared a few months ago is still there, and still sounds dope (in case you missed it earlier)…

Africanstep mix vol.2

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on September 4, 2009 by thezombiesnakecharmer

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Finally got some time to record a new set. This one is more relaxed than the first volume. Yo will find some uk funky, dancehall and some other dubby african house tunes in there, i hope you enjoy:

Tracklist:
Malente & Dex – Lions (Jan Driver remix)
Roska – Elevated level
Sunship feat. Warrior Queen – Almighty Father (Solid Groove souljah remix)
Efdemin – Acid Bells (Martyn remix)
Mj Cole feat. Serocee – AO (Mj’s open your gob dub)
Crystal Fighters – Xtatic truth (L-Vis 1990 remix)
Brodinski & Noob – Peanuts Club
Mumdance & Brodinski – Eurostar (Zombie Disco Squad remix)
Riton & Primary 1 – Who’s there (L-Vis 1990 remix)
Oh Snap!! – Dutchie riddim
Ghislain Poirier feat. Face T – Enemies
Busy Signal – Da Style Deh (Douster remix)
Hardhouse Banton – The Music
Shystie – Pull it (Ill Blu remix)
Laidback Luke & Diplo – Hey (L-vis 1990 remix)
Jahdan Blakkamoore feat. 77 Klash & Spoek – Dem nah like it

Africanstep mix

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 29, 2009 by thezombiesnakecharmer

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After two months without mixing i finally decided to get back behind the wheels of steel and record a new set with the tunes i was digging the most recently. You will find tracks ranging from kwaito, house to some harder dubstep…

The Snake Charmer – Africanstep mix

Tracklist:

Oh Snap! - Everyone's a dj (Mujava remix)
Dre Skull - i want you (Bok Bok remix)
L-Vis 1990 - United Groove
Major Lazer - Hold the Line (Edu K remix)
Dre Skull feat. Sizzla - Gone too far (Dre Skull remix)
L-Vis 1990 - Come together
Monsieur Monsieur - Automatic (Douster Africa remix)
Jamtech Foundation feat. Capleton - Grudge
Arsenal - Lotuk (Sound of Stereo goes kuduro rave mix)
Drop The Lime - Hear Me (Buraka Som Sistema remix)
Silvio Ecomo & Chuckie - Moombah (Afrojack remix)
Major Lazer feat. Vybz Kartel - Pon Di Floor
Amadou & Mariam - Sabali (Uproot Andy remix)
Tupolev Sound Crash - Tartit riddim
Major Lazer - hold the line (Sabbo remix)
Big Red - Export
Bassnectar - Art of revolution (Ghislain Poirier remix)

Devil House Mafia

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on April 28, 2009 by thezombiesnakecharmer

Spoek Mathambo (from Playdoe/Sweat.x) shares with us this great mixtape full of haunted kwaito tunes. The whole playlist is filed with south-african exclusivities and rarities and also some new tracks from Spoek under his Moleke Mbembe and Slush Puppy Kids aliases.

Get it here: Spoek Mathambo – Devil House Mafia vol.2

TRACKLIST

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)”

Cape Town is dope

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on April 1, 2009 by thezombiesnakecharmer

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This great mix got me going this morning, fully loaded of bass and fresh beats coming straight from Cape Town. Ranging from hip hop to dupstep and passing by kwaito and some dancehall sounds. A really fresh mix!

Fletcher’s Cape Town Is Dope Mix

1. Klinikal – Doom (African Dope)
2. Sibot feat Spoek – Bang On The Drum (Shadoworks)
3. Dank Rock – The Boat (African Dope)
4. Fletcher meets Mix n Blend feat Sindy – Shall We Swing (African Dope)
5. P.H.Fat – Prime Apes (African Dope)
6. Triplet Ov Bellville – Decay In Daisies (Instrumental) (Unreleased)
7. Die Antwoord – Wat Pomp (Watkykjy)
8. Sibot – 12345 (African Dope)
9. Mix n Blend – Sik Wit It (African Dope)
10. P.H.Fat – Jabu’s Dance Team (African Dope)
11. Felix Laband – Donkey Rattle 4.4 (African Dope)
12. Kalahari Surfers – Cutting Yourself (Free State Music)
13. Mix n Blend feat Crosby – Outta Town (Cherries & Berries Remix) (African Dope)
14. Fletcher meets Maga Bo feat Neon Don – Alleyways (African Dope)
15. Mix n Blend feat Bakerman & EJ Von Lyric – Champion Sound (African Dope)
16. Mix n Blend & SFR feat EJ Von Lyric Tantrum (African Dope)
17. SFR – Swings Dub (Unreleased)
18. Fletcher – Dreadlox Dub (African Dope)
19. SFR – Kwaito Mandla (Unreleased)
20. Zoro & Red Lion – Get It On (African Dope)
21. Maga Bo feat Teba – Nqayi (African Dope)
22. Mix n Blend – Sunday Dub (Instrumental) (African Dope)
23. Bioscope – Heart of Darkness (Unreleased)
24. JJ Free – Sensimilla (African Dope)

Thanks to Kolleidosonic