Posts tagged “SA House

DJ Sabza Presents “Viceroy 5 Makoya Mix”

DJ Sabza - Viceroy 5 Makoya Mix

DJ Sabza – Viceroy 5 Makoya Mix

After spending the year on the road searching through four regions of the country looking for the next Viceroy 5 Makoya Mix champ. In 2012 saw DJ Sabza win the prestige title. This Mix showcases the work has since gone on in the background.

Twitter: @Deejay_Sabza033 

Below you can sample a the current 2013 top finalists to help highlight what to expect from the album:


Lynx Presents In Out C.H.I.N.A.

Lynx - In Out China

Lynx – In Out China

When Lynx goes wild at studio this is the outcome of it. The release is inspired by all the Chinese movies he had been watching while growing up. The release is supported by a wonderful broken beat remix by Lazy Les and a deep urban beat Hope La Tee for the underground house heads. The single highlights what happens when your watching some kung-fu movies and making a track. I honestly do not know what the ninja is saying but it sounds like some wise words.

Below you can sample the track:


Culoe De Song Is Back With “Exodus”

Culoe De Song - Exodus

Culoe De Song – Exodus

The time has finally come for the return of Culoe De Song to the limelight with his album entitled “Exodus”. This album is causing waves in the house scene and is surely here to be gracing everyone’s ears for a long time to come. The studio album from well esteemed DJ and producer Culoe De Song is certainly worth purchasing. This new album which features the likes of Thandi Draai, Soulstar, Shota, Khanyo Maphumulo, Happy, Ternielle Nelson, Kabomo & Moneoa.

 Culoe De Song has really shown his passion for music , let alone House music which he’s known for and he has dug deep to give people something that will stand the test of time musically. Get Ready for The Deep Sound Of Africa!

Below you can sample a track from the album:


Tribe Presents Sai & Ribatone Stunning “Avenue Of Dreams”

Sai & Ribatone - Avenue Of Dreams

Sai & Ribatone ft Thiwe – Avenue Of Dreams

TTribe Records is excited to present a five-star package from South African stars Sai & Ribatone (whose track ‘Tonite’ was released as Tribe 042) which features remixes by some of the legends of house music alongside rising-star producers.

Sai & Ribatone combined their vocal, DJing and production skills many years ago in Soweto and have been producing successfully since they released their ‘Sunday Showers’ anthem in 2007. Sai & Ribatone’s original mix of Avenue of Dreams is a characteristically warm, slow-burning track with richly-layered vocal harmonies by Thiwe and lyrics encouraging proactive positivity!

Larry Heard is one of the first names in house music in every sense, having produced pioneering dance music in Chicago since before the rest of the world were aware of the Warehouse club. He’s deejayed all over the world for decades, but he doesn’t try to turn every track into a dancefloor banger, instead setting up a lovely conga drum pattern and subtly adding building keyboard lines and synth riffs around the vocal to create a beautifully sophisticated track.

Timmy Regisford’s ‘Bump’ remix delivers on the promise in its name, with a truly chunky bass line to bump along to. Regisford’s career has spanned a few decades too, and he brings all that experience of New York’s Shelter to drive up the temp and the energy of this tune while still allowing the message of the vocal to shine.

Will ‘Reel Soul’ Rodriquez was born in 1984 but made up for being so much younger by being a child prodigy who was already collecting vinyl aged 4 and playing his first DJ gig at the age of 11. Reelsoul’s production skills first surfaced on Frankie Feliciano’s Ricanstruction Records but since 2008 he’s been a prolific producer and remixer on Mr V’s Sole Channel label. There’s plenty of heft in his remix too, and we really love the jazzy piano breaks towards the end.

QB Smith is a DJ, producer, composer and broadcaster who’s a London native but has been based in Johannesburg for over 2 years. Warm Days and We Love, and here he cleverly uses piano and electric guitar riffs to foreground the deep and soulful elements of the track in QB’s Slightly Hotter Remix. Below you can sample one of the amazing remixes:


Deepforest SA Present “Jungle Fever Volume 1 Mixed By Wishingsoul”

Jungle Fever Volume 1 Mixed By Wishingsoul

Jungle Fever Volume 1 Mixed By Wishingsoul

Wishingsoul is known for his world wild mixes that were titled Food For The Soul . Through this mixes it saw him building an audience local and abroad . Late 2011 saw Jaguar Paw recruiting him to join the stable (DeepforestSA) ever since he has been growing as brand in the local market . 2013 has become the year were DeepforestSA as a label offered him a chance to tell his story through a compilation titled ” Jungle Fever ” .

This is going to be one of those rare home brewed production . It showcases the talent of SA very young and promising producers , the likes of Darque famously know know for his hit Differences released under Andy Compton’s PENG label and Inhliziyo Yam’ which was on Jaguar Paw’s Deepforest Sessions Vol.1 . This Compilation also include the ever so funky Dj Fortee , the deep sounds orientated Lele X , the rising deep tech guru ‘Roque’ , the talented duo ‘Antique’ , the sound general ‘Muskidd’ , the wonder kid ‘ Landy’ . This Compilation also includes voices of Kaylow , Damon , Danny Dug , Rethabile , Yasmeen Seydi , Kenny Allen.

This is Wishingsoul’s first CD offering and it is guranteed to be one of those compilation that is gonna have dance floors buzzing with excitement.

 Below you can sample the album:


Infinite Boys Presents “The Journey”

Infinite Boys - The Journey

Infinite Boys – The Journey

Dynamic Duo Brothers of Raphael Thulane Mabaso born in 1987 and Antony Sandile Mabaso born in 1988 from the Eastern side of Johannesburg, Ekurhuleni.After having deejayed for five years,they decided in 2005 to become music producers like their influences Louie Vega, Ralf Gum, Quentin Harris, Franck Roger, Oskido, Bruce, Black Coffee and of course with the help of ASE(Academic of Sound Engineering).

Infinite Boys as the stage name came after this magnificient brothers realised that their passion, love, ambition, reliability and the enthusiasm for music isn’t gonna end.They live life through composing and writing music.Infinite Boys now has a huge and dedicated following, not just in their hometown of Ekurhuleni, but also across South Africa and abroad – their sounds reflect a rare versatility,with the mixture of dub, lounge and african elments.

Music is not a new passion for the Infinite Boys however: after studying the music production for three years, this dynamic duo brothers started writing and composing song at the tender age of 16 and 17. They used everything that made a sound around the house to write on before they even picked up the keyboards. Music, truth be told, was never far from their minds.They always knew it was a matter of time until they started to write and compose songs, cause in every place they went, their first stop was always the music store/local pubs, where they discovered new types of music. All those different genres have influenced the songwriters and composers they are today.

 Below you can sample the album:


Gabbana Da Deejay Presents “God Given Grooves”

Gabbana Da Deejay – God Given Grooves

Gabbana Da Deejay – God Given Grooves

LGabbana Da Deejay is a young South African Deep House producer based in mpumalanga in a small township named Vaalbank . He started music at and an early age and showd a precocious talent for music at the age of 14 while in primary school . Gabbanas love for music started back in the 90’s when he started collecting cassette tapes , at that time he was still lost in Genres , he listened to everything from kwaito , house , pop , rhythm and blues etc , his personal favourite was house music at that time . Although the market for House Music was still very small at that time , he chose house music as a genre of choice .The South African house music market started growing in the year 2000 and that’s when deep house music started playing on radios and televisions , “we only had a few house music producers at that time , so compilation albums where really popular at that time ” .

We all know Gabbana for his international Deep House / Techno sound , “I never really chose my sound , I guess its because of all the compilation albums I listened to in my childhood , they carried a lot of international content from/by the likes of Jimpster , Daft Punk , Yapacc , Osanlade , Atjazz e.t.c ” , that’s how the love for Deep House music grew on this young maestro . Gabbana is what you would call , a techno head , a geek or a nerd , or atleast he used to be ,”I have always been a huge fan of tv games and computer games back in primary school , I played everything from Nintendo , Sega to Computer games . I wasn’t really born with a silver spoon nor a bronze spoon , I remember asking my mom to get me a personal computer but unfortunately that wasn’t going to happen becuase she was unemployed at that time , that’s until she finally managed to get a job at a local school as a clerk . She made sure I don’t get to miss out on my childhood and got me the computer box which I have been nagging for , that’s when I discovered FL Studio ” . Gabbana has been making music for the past 7-8 years , he has worked with the likes of Monocles and Slezz , Dj Spice T , Gemini Boys e.t.c and has remixed for Dolls Combers , Tekniq , Chymamusique , Paso Doble and more local and international acts .

 Below you can sample of the tracks:


Elements Of Life Presents “Eclipse”

Elements Of Life - Eclipse

Elements Of Life – Eclipse

Louie Vega’s critically acclaimed live orchestral project Elements Of Life makes a welcome return. ‘Eclipse’ features 17 brand new tracks covering Afrobeat, Jazz, Latin, Soul, Brazilian and World Music all woven with Louie’s golden touch. Includes the single ‘Children Of The World’ and covers of ‘Harlem River Drive’ and ‘Barbara Ann’ to name but a few. The second disc includes ‘EOL Soulfritoâ’a homage to Fania Records through interpretations and remixes of classics. Fania songs performed by the Elements Of Life in a 33-minute sound collage as well as six more bonus tracks. Louie Vega connected with the legendary Fania Records after doing the smash club remix of his uncle Hector Lavoe’s “Mi Gente” track back in 2008. Louie elaborates, “At that time I started working on my new Elements Of Life album.

Fania was already aware of my previous E.O.L. albums and when they got wind, they wanted to hear it. Once they heard it, they were very interested in signing it. I was in awe of the idea.” He concludes, “It’s a true honor for me to be the first new artist album signed to Fania Records in years. It really comes full circle now, being able to be on the label my uncle Hector Lavoe was on and the Fania All Stars who are also great inspirations for me. Fania Records is to Latin music what Motown is to R&B and Soul, so to be even a small page in this encyclopedia of music is a dream come true for me.”

Josh Milan, Lisa Fischer, Cindy Mizell, Anane and Ursula Rucker provide the vocals backed by a multitude of great musicians.

If you liked the Nuyorican Soul project this one is for you.

This essential uplifting album is good time music with that feel good factor, strong contender for album of the year.

 Below you can sample the album:


DJ Swizz Presents “Surreal Selection Volume 1″ By Da Capo

Da Capo - Surreal Selections

Da Capo – Surreal Selection Volume 1

Surreal Sounds has sought through it’s vaults to present its debut album. With production from South Africa’s rising talent, DA CAPO and upcoming, PUNK one can only expect nothing but heartfelt and deep sounds from the dynamic duo. Surreal Selections Vol. 1 is a must have, comprising of a new standard and tone the youngsters have set for themselves.

Tracklist:
1. SK95 feat. Denzil & Rampage – Leaking Waters (Da Capo’s Surreal Experience)
2. Da Capo feat. Sphelele – Into The Night
3. Punk feat. Zothea – Be That Change
4. Da Capo & Punk feat. Lyrik Shoxen – Cross My Mind
5. Da Capo feat. Magic Soul – Why
6. Da Capo & Punk feat. Mark – Shine
7. The Soil – Joy (Da Capo’s Surreal Experience)
8. Da Capo & Rampage feat. Lee Anne King – Real People
9. Freshly Ground – Nomthandazo (Da Capo’s Freshly Ground Surreal Experience)
10. Da Capo & Cuebur – Sabir (Dub Tech)
11. Da Capo – Lets Play
12. Punk feat. Magic Soul – I Can Read Your Mind
13. Da Capo feat. Lwazi – How Can I

 Below you can sample the album:


Malankane Presents “House Blendz 3″

Malankane House Blendz 3

Malankane – House Blendz 3

Malankane started collecting vinyls back in 1996 and since then his never looked back. Malankane has played all around the country (South Africa) and in 2008 he released an album entitled “Deep House Chronicles Vol 1″.  DJ Malankane originally comes from East Rand (Daveyton) and subsequently moved to PTA aka Pretoria where he started his career. Malankane used to be a resident dj in 2003 at Horn of Africa in Sunnyside with likes of Paledi, Shaba, Makola. Malankane aslo used to work at Vinyl Shop in Sunnyside in 2002 (Deep K Records) owned by John Richmond and Yaniv. Malankane worked for Soulcandi Records in Sunnyside for Vinyls.

This album speaks volumes at how far Malankane has come in terms of his style and quality of work.

 Below you can sample the album:


Atjazz & Jullian Gomes Present “The Gift The Curse”

Atjazz & Jullian Gomes - The Gift The CurseAtjazz & Jullian Gomes – The Gift The Curse

The brand new album from UK house veteran ‘ATJAZZ’ and South Africa’s rising star ‘JULLiAN GOMES’ featuring the amzing vocal talents of – Osunlade, Clive Astin, Zano, Wunmi, Robert Owens, Zano & John Agesilas.

Ajtazz aka Martin Iveson moved from the North-East of England to the Midlands city of Derby in 1991 to take a position as in-house musician for the then fledgling video games company that went on to produce the massive ‘Tomb Raider’ series. Not content with sound tracking one of the world’s biggest computer games, Martin’s passion for music saw him set up his own studio and record label, from which he could give a free rein to his personal music aspirations and giove other like minded producers to ability to do the same.

Jullian Gomes was born and grew up in the Republic of South Africa listening to Soul, Latin and kwaito before discovering House Music at the tender age of eight.
Since his first gig in 2003, his career has traveled only upward, and his love for production and skill-set grew steadily with it. Alongside cousin, Michael G, he began the G.Family collective and has released on Top South African Independent labels including Soulcandi and House Afrika followed shortly by records on some of house musics most influential international labels such as Realtone Records, Foliage Records, Atjazz Record Company, Seasons limited, Deepershades Recordings and Earthrumental Music.
In 2010 he stepped off the shores of his home continent to participate at the Red Bull Music Academy, which took place in London.
He has since then been invited to play at several local festivals including Oppikoppi, Rocking the Daisies, Cape Town Electronic Music Festival and in 2011 was invited to play a dream slot at Sonar Festival 2011 in Barcelona, one of the most highly regarded music festivals in the world.

This is a Must Buy for any Deep House enthusiast out there.

Tracklist:

01. Poor Man
02. Philosophy (feat. Osunlade)
03. Overshadowed (Album Version)
04. Turn Back To You (feat. Robert Owens)
05. AWI
06. Here To Stay (feat. Zano)
07. White Rose
08. Agbara (feat. Wunmi)
09. Breathe The Light (feat. Clive Astin)
10. Grow (feat. John Agesilas)


Euphonik Presents “DJ Essentials”

Euphonik Presents DJ Essentials

Euphonik Presents DJ Essentials

Euphonik has come back with a compilation of amazing House Music. This is surely to be festive favorite. It takes you on a journey of music bliss. DJ Essentials is 3CD’s of unmixed favorites and current hits from the master of the dance floor, Euphonik. Disc 1 is deep & soulful, disc 2 is all about the big room hits and disc 3 is tools and accapella’s for the technical DJ.

Themba Mbongeni Nkosi, otherwise known as Euphonik Is A south africa-born dj/producer. He was so inspired by DJ Fresh’s Album Fresh House Flava 1 that he decided to pursue a career in music.He started DJing at house parties, later joined the Soul Candi crew, and along with Tumi Mokitlane & Khensani ”DJ Kent” Mabaso they started the group Kentphonik. Later, Euphonik left the group but they are all still part of the SoulCandi crew and has completed a degree in marketing, at the University of Johannesburg and also started Euphonik Productions.

The album features artists such as Fistaz Mixwell to the likes of Nathan Mayor. Below you can sample the song by Nathan Mayor. It’s produced by Nathan Mayor (Dj Stiks) and sung by Idol’s Kelly Fortuin, both South Africans.


Lulo Cafe Presents “Soul Africa”

Lulo Cafe Presents Soul Africa

Lulo Cafe Presents Soul Africa

The time has finally come for the debut studio album from well esteemed DJ and now producer Lulo Cafe. This new album which features the likes of Black Motion, Moneoa, Donald and plenty more, ranging from a special vocalist hailing from Brazil named Lenna Bahule is sure to cause a stir judging from the live instrumentation for the production combined with attention to detail and love for each song which in turn creates a beautiful, warm, soothing sound for the soul hence the title of the album is “Soul Africa”. The video of one of the tracks from the album named “Crazy” has been out for couple of months now and has got people excited for this release. Lulo Cafe has really shown his passion for music , let alone House music which he’s known for and he has dug deep to give people something that will stand the test of time musically. Get Ready for Soul Africa!

This is the debut studio album from one of SA’s most relevant DJ’s, who is now becoming quite the producer judging from this well crafted album called Soul Africa.He has collaborated with the likes of Black Motion, Donald and Moneoa and this is sure to create buzz this festive season. Below you can sample the album:


Limbzo’s House Splendor “House Sessions 4.0″

Limzbo House Sessions Cover

Limbzo – House Sessions 4.0

This mix consists of nice mellow house music and some slight up beat tempo tracks to get you in the mood to dance.

The track-listing can be seen below:

1. Fish Go Deep – The Cure & The Cause (DukeSoul’s Afro-Touch)
2. DJ Fortee feat. Komplexit – Brand New Day (Original)
3. Logistix Pres. Deon Nathan – I Feel (Souldyamic Remix)
4. Rocco – Night Of Happiness
5. Busi Mhlongo – Washonaph’ Unembeza (Original Mix)
6. Da Capo ft Lyrik Shoxen – Make it(Retouch)
7. Suffix Feat. Nape-Leon – I’m Over You (Black Motion Remix)
8. Msk (Point 5) & Medium Points feat. Jason Isaac – Fight For My Love
9. Bucie, Heavy-K – Easy to Love
10. Freshly Ground – Nomthandazo (Da Capo’s Freshly Ground Surreal Experience)
11. Uhuru – Sweety Mabebeza ft Mckenzie
12. Uhuru Ft Speedy – Ungowami
13. Uhuru – Thathi sgubu Remix ft Bongo Maffin

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by texting my name “LIMBZO” to any of these numbers 07960330718, 07935534797, 07867042334 #ADAAwards #HouseMusic (+44 for those outside the United Kingdom)

The mix can be sampled below:

House Music Fanatic By Day House Music Groupie By Night.

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Limbzo’s House Splendor “House Sessions 3.0″

Limzbo House Sessions Cover

Limbzo – House Sessions 3.0

This mix consists of nice mellow house music and some slight up beat tempo tracks to get you in the mood to dance.

The track-listing can be seen below:

1. Paso Doble ft. Amera Light – My World (Lebstar’s Broken Dub Mix)
2. DJ Kent – Breeze (feat. Nandi Mngoma)
3. Bongeziwe Mabandla – Isizathu (DJ Fortee-s Urban Dub Mix)
4. Mi Casa – Your Body
5. The Soil – Joy (Da Capo-s Surreal Touch)
6. Sir Lsg & Brian Temba & Kafele – All I Am (Ben Moss Late Bounce Vocal)
7. Culoe De Song ft Soulstar – My Sunshine (Original)
8. Mmino e’Cleve – Let Love (Shikondi)
9. Afrikan Roots & Dr Renas ft Bongo Africa – Dakalo (Mainx Mix)
10. Demor – Like a Cheater
11. Dj Clock ft Professor & Character – Good Job
12. Uhuru Feat. Bricks – Sdakwa (Original)

The mix can be sampled below:

House Music Fanatic By Day House Music Groupie By Night.

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Mi Casa Present “Su Casa”.

Mi Casa - Su Casa

Mi Casa – Su Casa

Mi Casa is a band with unique individuals who bring their explosive talent together to create a unique and original sound. The band members (Dr Duda-Producer and club dj, J-Something – vocalist and guitarist and Mo-T – Trumpeter) blend their musical talent to create a soulful sound which incorporates soulful vocals, the guitar, keys and the trumpet. The music industry is nothing new to Mi Casa, the band producer Dr.Duda has been in the industry for over fifteen years, producing and DJing alongside the likes of DJ Fresh, Dj Mandla, Dj Mbuso and making hit tracks featuring talented vocalists such as RJ Benjamin, J-Something and Zodwa amongst many others. One of the featured tracks can be sampled below:


Glenn Fiasco Presents “Deep Down South EP Vol 1″.

Glenn Fiasco - Deep Down South EP Vol 1

Glenn Fiasco – Deep Down South EP Vol 1

Glenn Fiasco has been said to be so deep underground, he is on his own. Glenn Fiasco, known for his underground deep and soulful house music is back with some tight production illustrious of his over 10 years experience in the music industry. In 2005 he started producing deep and soulful house which characterised most of Mofunk Records music until 2009. After some deep sleep he comes back with bangers which will be released in his EP series dubbed Ungerground Shakers. He music reverberates in underground clubs around the world!! Glenn Fiasco is indeed back. He is back at Mofunk Records with his touch of uncompromising deep and underground that sees many dancefloors worldwide earthquake to his beat. Dangerously rocking beats. Not for the faint hearted. #AnotherMofunkRecordsDelivery

Contact: Nyandenil@yahoo.com

Youtube Channel: Mofunk Records

Soundclouds: Mofunk Records

Facebook: Mofunk Records – South Africa

One of the featured tracks can be sampled below:

Glenn Fiasco ft Aubrey – HouseHead Theme (Angifuni Main Mix)


Soul Candi Presents “Kid Fonque & Friends”.

Kid Fonique & Friends

Kid Fonque & Friends

Whether he’s spinning otherworldly electronica, velvety soul, house laced with saucy samba rhythms, chin-stroking nu jazz or dubstep that makes your ribcage vibrate, a Kid Fonque set will always fresh, refined and technically adept.

Working his way up from CD stores to label manager of independent powerhouse Soul Candi Records, music has never been a side project for Kid Fonque. Unique in his ability to merge a myriad of different influences into a style that is entirely his own.

Best known for his genre-defying DJ sets, Kid Fonque (AKA Allan Nicoll) is an accomplished all-rounder. But far from being ‘jack of all trades, master of none’, his ability to traverse so many different styles, successfully—places him among the country’s most reputable DJs.

Even in his early days as a DJ in the late 90s, Kid Fonque rejected the idea of a limited palette, embracing neglected genres like bossa nova and underground hip hop. His first residency at legendary night club 206 defined his future direction as a master of smoky lounge sounds. His growing reputation saw him appear on countless line-ups – showcasing his freestyle sound at seminal night spots all over the country, and beyond SA borders at events in Swaziland and Zimbabwe.

His growing popularity shifted Fonque out of the chill room and onto the main floor— supporting international imports like Jazzanova, Ame, DJ Krush, DJ Cam, Charles Webster, Mr Scruff, Fink, Luke Solomon, Rainer Truby, Gilles Peterson, Darshan Jesrani (Metro Area), DJ Craze (3 x World DMC Champ), DJ Naughty, Alex Kid, DJ Yoda, Aaron Jerome, Nick Matthews, Basement Jaxx, Simbad, The Gaslamp Killer, Kode 9, Till Von Sein, Jon Jon, and Alton Miller, Mala, Swindle, DJ Oil, MdCL, Charles Webster, Diplo and many more—along the way. A festival veteran, Kid Fonque has played his distinctive worldly beats at Rustlers, Rocking the Daisies, Rezonance, We Are One, Oppikoppi and Brickfields.

In January 2004 the Kid released his first mixed CD, ‘Saladomundo’ on USM. Living up to its title (meaning ‘Lounge of the World’), Fonque’s debut seamlessly merged global rhythms and was met with critical acclaim, going on to sell over a 1000 copies. The follow-up ‘Saladomundo Vol.2’ was released in March 2005 and further cemented his reputation as a reliable tastemaker.

In 2005, Kid Fonque and Craig Massiv were headhunted to compile and mix a compilation for Jazzanova’s Berlin-based record label, Sonar Kollektiv. The project also involved remixing a track by one of the featured artists, Deyampert. ‘Kollektiv Worx’ was released in October 2005 on Ready Rolled Records making it the first local release and remix in the broken beat/nujazz genre.

In August 2008 Fonque released the ‘The Candi Lounge’ under Soul Candi Records. Saturated with music from some the finest downtempo producers in the world (Blue 6, Bonobo, Motorcity Soul and RJD2 – to name a few), Fonque introduced a new audience to his broad and inspired taste.

In 2011 Fonque dropped ‘Two sides of The Beat’- a double disc release far more representative of the diversity he’s known and loved for. The first disc bulges with 4/4 dancefloor deepness and the second shimmers with Fonque’s luscious lounge grooves. His monthly night at Kitcheners (of the same name) coalesces all his influences, bringing together different genres and people.

2013 Kid has released, ‘Kid Fonque and Friends’ is, in many ways, the culmination of all his previous endeavors – it coalesces all his influences and unites some of the like-minded musicians he’s met on his journey.
Fluid and enthralling, Kid Fonque is on a skyward trajectory with no brake pad in sight. His career reveals an individual whose life is passionately rooted in music and the sharing of it. The South African scene is indebted to him for introducing new sonic territories and reinforcing the importance of keeping an open mind.

After many years selecting and collecting as a DJ, bringing the right sounds together for superb events and records – Soul Candi label boss Kid Fonque has finally stepped into the studio. His debut release as an artist, ‘Kid Fonque and Friends’ is the culmination of all his previous endeavours – uniting all his influences and like-minded musicians he’s met on his journey. It’s a blend of everything that Kid Fonque is loved for: broken beats, house, jazziness and a hint of hip hop. The release will feature a long list of interesting collaborations – Zaki Ibrahim, Okmalumkoolkat, Jullian Gomes, Marc De Clive Lowe, Jonny Miller and more. The album can be sampled below:


DJ Kent Presents “The Weekent”.

DJ Kent - The Weekent

DJ Kent – The Weekent

DJ Kent (South Africa) Khensani Mabaso aka DJ Kent not only plays music (SA style ‘house’), but has also established himself as a producer. In 2008 he released his solo debut album, called ‘Mixing Business with Pleasure Reloaded’. The record won him the 2008/2009 SAMA award for ‘best urban dance album’. Kent, who is still in his early twenties, co-owns his record label (88 Productions), which has recently signed two major acts: Diamond Dealer from Bloemfontein and Relo from South Africa’s famous Skwatta camp crew. One of the featured tracks can be sampled below:

DJ Kent ft Nandi Mngoma – Breeze


Big Nuz Presents “Made In Africa”.

Big Nuz - Made In Africa

Big Nuz – Made In Africa 

The name Big Nuz comes from Big because they are doing big things and NUZ is the license plate of one of the biggest townships in South Africa, Umlazi, situated in the south coast of Durban. Big Nuz consists of 3 guys Mandla Maphumulo aka Mampintsha, Mzi Tshomela aka Danger and Sbu Khomo aka R Mashesha. The group was formed 2002 and they were based in Johannesburg where they hustling moving from one studio to another in search of a record. One of the featured tracks can be sampled below:


Soul Candi’s Cox Presents “Revelation”.

Cox - Revelation

Cox – Revelation

Cox, who has been a producer since 2006, has produced for some of the best musicians in Namibia, including Mr Makoya, Tequila and Kavax, just to name a few. Namibian born artist ‘Cox” delivers a solid album featuring collaborations with “Uncle” and “Qandja”. A great writer and performer he is one to look out for. Be sure to look out for the big tracks “Respect(efimaneko)” and “Ndapandula”. One of the featured tracks can be sampled below:


Soundquest, Magic Soul & Vincemo Present “Candi Roots Volume 3″.

Candi Roots Volume 3

Soundquest, Magic Soul & Vincemo – Candi Roots Volume 3

This will be the Third installment of the ever growing series, which selects the best upcoming talent around the local house music scene. DJ Vincemo has featured on past Soul Candi compilations including last years House Of…release in December with the remix of DJ Game’s hit anthem, Destiny. He’ll be releasing most of his production with one or two remixes. Magic Soul have been making music for a while now, have released stuff on labels such as Peng Records, Solid Ground Recordings and Offering Recordings and are finally ready to release their sweet sounds on this album. Soundquest is a young producer from Kwa-Zulu Natal and featured on last year’s Mixwell Addictiv album by Fistaz and will be serenading us with his groovy sounds. The album’s can be sampled below:


Problem Child aka Ten83 Presents “Drummerville”.

Problem Child  - Drummerville

Problem Child aka Ten83 – Drummerville

Polokwane, South Africa is the home of many talented deep house music Dj/Producers over the years which inc , Da Capo, Kojo,Darque, Punk, Lele X and Nova to name a few, and with this special release we present a key ring-leader behind a few of the artists mentioned in the game.
NuLu Music is excited to feature Problem Child aka Ten83 who is a well-seasoned dj starting on vinyl which he grew up collecting UK/US and French House music in the late 90’s and has never looked back , He started producing around 8 years ago with the influence from 3 Gentlemen namely Ndabeni Twala, Makadikwe Mashile and Itumeleng Modiba who saw it all . This South African Tribal sound in this release is his own unique style called “DRUMMERVILLE”.
Drummerville production is one big build-up (bridge) from start to finish that keeps changing throughout each track and is about journey & Spiritual feelings, well-themed energetic atmospheric beats, African chants, serious ritual African percussion’s, Quirky catchy Hooks, Hard thumping sub bass-lines, tense drums with all the hype to send any dance crowd to pure sweat on the dance floors across the globe.
Drummerville is more than just dance music… it is music….This style was first introduced on NULU with a remix for Monocles & Slezz’s “Umba Kayo”(Ten83 Drummerville Mix)
So this package is a continuation of the Drummerville Sound, thus the title “Drummerville EP” and a true honor to introduce this style of dance music through this Powerful Label….NULU MUSIC. One of the featured tracks can be sampled below:


Miggs Presents “Foreal House Session Vol 3″.

Foreal House Session Vol 3

Miggs – Foreal House Session Vol 3

If you call Pretoria home and you’re into house music, you’ll be familiar with Miggs. One of the most respected and influential DJs in the game, Miggs is assembling the next installment in his seminal Fo’ Real Sessions. As the last two releases will prove, Miggs has expert skills when it comes to selecting and mixing deep house – and the new mix will feature a blend of his own material and some special international guests. If you’re into deep house this is unmissable Less. The album can be sampled below:


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