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  • 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 December 3, 2014

    Fantasma Unveils Supernatural “Eye of the Sun” Video

    South Africa seems to be the place these days for music that is at once seriously and hilariously (and all-around imaginatively) mystical. Fantasma fits into this vibe and soars above it on kaleidoscopic dragon wings. That’s not an image that’s … Read more »

  • blog November 6, 2014

    Eye of the Sun: New EP From South African Supergroup Fantasma

    The title of Spoek Mathambo’s first album, Mshini Wam, translates to “bring me my machine,” but for his latest release, the “Prince of Township Tech” surrounded himself with four flesh-and-blood collaborators. The EP made under the name Fantasma doesn’t depart … Read more »

  • blog April 25, 2014

    A.J. Holmes’ Classic Kwaito Mix

    In honor of the 20th anniversary of Nelson Mandela taking office as the first post-apartheid leader of South Africa, A.J. Holmes has dropped a mix of classic kwaito from the mid ’90s and early ’00s. We covered some present-day kwaito … Read more »

  • blog April 21, 2014

    Afropop’s Picks: SummerStage 2014!

    Every summer, all the boroughs and barrios of New York overflow with free live music, most of it presented by the City Parks Foundation program SummerStage. They just posted the lineup for this summer, and like the avid fans of … Read more »

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