Today, we are celebrating the impending release of our fourth/fifth reissues (June 4th/July 2nd/Sep 1st) - the archival compilation
and the companion release
chOOn!! introduces a reissue compilation featuring early Shangaan-influenced dance music from legendary producers Paul Ndlovu, Thomas Chauke and Richard Siluma alongside lesser-known Tsonga Disco and neo-traditional rarities from South Africa (1983-1991). Over 18 tracks, they offer a disorientating and frenetically accelerated rhythmic bricolage of programmed drum patterns, cascading percussion, squeezebox keyboard lines and truncated vocal interjections sung in rich harmony. Infinitely absorbing and tangled with rhythm in a knotty osmosis between beat and pitch. The effect is both ecstatic and unusually elegiac, a DIY brand of pastoral neo-traditional soul, amplified minimalism and infectious body music.
This first series of remixes from the Tsonga Tremors compilation is spearheaded by three acclaimed producers - Hysteric, M. Baba and DJ Turbo Boom-Boom.
To mark the occasion, we welcome our fifteenth guest mix selection - this time from Eric Advo Liphadzi aka Eric King Lipaz - a pioneering producer, director, audiovisual polymath and impresario based in Johannesburg.
Eric’s not called the "King" for nothing, he is part of South African music royalty and his guest mix takes us on a wide-ranging survey through his career. The rapid dispersal of his productions for Mahoshi, Jekete and Mezaya Kids through global dance channels in the early 1990s introduced audiences to a unique talent and one of South Africa’s brightest stars. Over a career spanning more than 30 years, he has become one of the undisputed godfathers of the Afrosynth sound, a number one artist many times over, and now promoter and A&R for new talent.
Recorded LIVE from his Johannesburg studio at LiveNetRadio, Eric is in a good place to expand on how his music transitioned from the no-prisoners minimalist dancehall blitz that marked his international emergence to remixing huge pop stars like Madonna and Bryan Adams.
chOOn!!13:00 - 15:05