Gqom Oh! Showcase

“Like being suspended over the gravitational field of a black hole, and lovin’ it” – Kode 9
“Massive, dramatic tracks!! Most of these are giving me goosebumps! A really strong presentation of the Durban sound” – Spoek Mathambo
“A great snapshot of what’s happening with the Gqom sound. Dark and rolling, with a real feeling of menace […]

OKZHARP & MANTHE RIBANE (Hyperdub)

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“The Most Badass Performance We’ve Seen This Year” OKAYAFRICA

OKZHARP is a musician/producer and dj based in South London, UK but originally from Cape Town, South Africa. Former member of cult project LV (Hyperdub). MANTHE RIBANE is a Soweto-born performance wunderkind who has been making a name for herself across the creative spectrum, working in film, […]

BATUK (Spoek Mathambo & Aero Manyelo)

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«The Pan-African Creative Collective You Need To Know, Make Their Spectacular Debut» OKAYAFRICA

Batuk è un collettivo artistico fondato da due pilastri assoluti della musica elettronica sudafricana: i produttori Aero Manyelo e Spoek Mathambo; assieme alla poetessa e vocalist Manteiga. Lo scopo principale di Batuk è quello di utilizzare la musica house come un veicolo capace di […]

nan KOLÈ

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For Kolè, it was the genre’s unique balance of percolating beats and dark synths permeating them; a sense of the uncanny on the dancefloor. “I always feel a weird, powerful ‘high’ energy when I play it. It’s a perfect mixture of deep and dark atmospheres with African rhythms. Gqom is on a boundary between conceptual […]

DJ LAG

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History will remember DJ LAG as a pioneer who helped catapult the quintessentially Durban Gqom sound beyond the confines of the city, to the capitals of the global electronic music industry. With sparse, house-like glitch rhythms, the sound was wildly popular within Durban but has for many years remained underground, it’s name – Gqom – […]

IBAAKU

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«Ibaaku, le sénégalais qui ramène l’afro-futurisme sur le dancefloor, grâce à sa musique afro-psychédélique vertigineuse, marquée par l’expérience noire. Un petit côté science-fiction façonné à la Sun Ra ? Rien d’étonnant lorsqu’on s’arrête sur l’esthétique visuelle de ses clips, marquée par un mysticisme hyper-galactique» LES INROCKS

Ibaaku, dernier d’entre les noms qu’il s’est donnés, est un […]

MR. RAOUL K

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Mr Raoul K hails from Agboville, Ivory Coast, West Africa. In 1992, he left Africa and moved to Hamburg, Northern Germany. While in Hamburg, he got seriously involved with the aesthetic vibe of dance and music. As a result, he started working as a DJ. At the same time, he was getting a professional education as a […]

DEEJAY SAWA

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Dj Sawa nasce nella regione dell’Ashanti, Ghana, da una famiglia di musicisti. Suo zio è una delle leggende dell’ highlife (Akwasi Ampofo Adjei aka Mr AAA, iniziatore e scopritore di leggende come Amakye Dede e Daddy Lumba). Inizia a suonare all’eta di 10 anni e a 13 è già dj. Successivamente si trasferisce a Londra dove, […]

HAGAN

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With a wide variety of releases over the last 4 years, Hagan has established himself as a child of UK Funky, drawing heavily from a rich African palette and melding various styles in an undoubtedly UK way. His music has a tribal feel with hints to an African aesthetic whilst maintaining firm roots in London, staying […]

VOLTA 45

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Volta45 (Bernard Johnson-Tackie) è un ghanese di residenza londinese, deejay, collezionista di dischi, scrittore e promotore culturale ampiamente apprezzato nel circuito afro per il suo stile unico e raffinato – jazzy e percussivo – che riflette in pieno le diverse influenze che nel tempo hanno informato la sua creatività e la sua carriera. Costantemente in […]