Flume - Star Eyes
DRC Music - Hallo (featuring Tout Puissant Mukalo and Nelly Liyemge)
So unless you’re, like, totally stupid you’ll have heard of Blur. And Damon Albarn. This is one of his latest projects. Sweet god almighty.
Lana del Rey - Video Games (James Woon Remix)
We’ve got a biggie for you today. Lana Del Rey aka the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” has wowed us all with her sultry song ‘Video Games’ and now get prepared to be wowed some more courtesy of producer Jamie Woon who was set loose on the hit and has re-worked it into an intricate, beat-driven beauty.
Mahlathini & The Mahotella Queens - I’m In Love With A Rastaman
This is perhaps the most distinct of all South African music genres. It was formed in the 60s as rural Zulus started to experiment with the musical genres they came across in the cities, including kwela, marabi and early jazz, with traditional Zulu melodies and styles.
The rest of the world’s knowledge of mbhaqanga is probably limited to the few cameos it makes on Paul Simon’s Graceland album.
Sadly, the story of mbhaqanga is not always this happy - the most prominent artist Mahlathini (Simon Nkabinde) died penniless after being ruthlessly exploited by white-owned record label companies in apartheid South Africa.