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  • blog November 13, 2015

    Help DJ Spoko Recover and Spread TB Awareness

    DJ Spoko, the visionary South African producer who introduced us to Bacardi house and “taxi music” for gangsters, recently spent three weeks at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, receiving treatment for tuberculosis. Amazingly, during that time he  managed … Read more »

  • program January 16, 2015

    Podcast Special II

    Once again, we’ve pulled together some of our best Web-only podcasts for your listening pleasure. To start off with, we join veteran reporter Marika Partridge on the Washington Mall for highlights from the astounding Kenyan edition of the Smithsonian Folklife … Read more »

  • interview January 16, 2015

    “This Mad Music”: Jumping Back Slash Interviewed

    As part of our research for our recent podcast on DJ Spoko, producer Sam Backer interviewed Jumping Back Slash, a UK born, South Africa based producer. In addition to his own music (which you can check out here), JBS has … Read more »

  • blog November 3, 2014

    Bass, Snare, Bacardi: DJ Spoko Interviewed

    His drums are unmistakable. You’ll remember the first time you hear them—we certainly did. A sharp, spare, mid-register attack, it rolls out of the speakers on tracks like “Township Funk,” an international hit for DJ Mujava, with production by Spoko. Afropop … Read more »

  • blog October 10, 2014

    Podcast — Ghost Man: DJ Spoko’s Bacardi House

    DJ Spoko, the South African producer behind some of the country’s (and maybe the continent’s) wildest electronic sounds, has long been something of a mystery. Aside from a few scattered production credits, a handful of YouTube videos, and one solitary … Read more »

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