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South African Kwaito — Some Ridiculous Great Tunes… [Feb. 15th, 2010|12:48 pm]
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Blackdown’s Blog got me going on this kick, but what really got SA on my radar was DJ Mujava’s Township Funk which was an undeniable floor filler from 2008.

I can’t even keep up on Iowa City music, much less America or the world, but the Kwaito stuff is so fresh — it reminds me of the more stripped down UK Funky stuff that’s caught my ear lately. It is another example of the Soca beat being picked up and thrown into the global dance music blender. I made a quick expedition through the Afrodesia MP3 site and picked up a few things, but I’ve barely scratched the surface…

And if that’s not plenty to think about, the Afrodesia site has a crazy selection of stuff from all over the continent, including a boatload of very nice deep house.

Here’s Big Nuz doing his thing, which is apparently rapping in Zulu…

Originally published at Do My Eyes Look Scary?. You can comment here or there.

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