South Africa and beyond…

In the past fifteen years, Africa’s House Music community has slowly emerged as the one of the most avant garde places in the global House community. Like many movements, this one started slowly with the hard and methodical foundation-laying work of key players, promoters, and artists in South Africa and other African countries—and has   consistently grown into a size and shape of undeniable momentum and density: South African House Music culture is here, and it’s here to stay.

The ultra-deep, slower sound of Africa’s House Music can only be described by the reaction its production style elicits: drums as powerful as tempests, vocals as bright as the equatorial sun, and percussion that seduces as much as it soothes. Elevated by homegrown powerhouse producers and DJs like Black Coffee, Christos, Vinny Da Vinci, Tim White, DJ Fresh, Culoe De Song, DJ Kent and buoyed by releases on many established labels—like GOGO Music, RealtoneVega RecordsFoliage, OfferingOcha, DNHAtjazz Record Company, Seasons Limited, Nulu, Deeper Shades, TRIBEInnervisions, House Africa, Soul Candi and Baainar Music — Africa’s sound and culture has risen to a level of global prominence that used to be associated with known House meccas like Chicago, New York, and Ibiza.

In other words, Africa is quickly becoming one of the beacons of hope for the emergence of a new golden era in the underground sound, and a talented new wave of producers, DJs, and artists in South Africa and beyond are already taking on that helm.

Close attetion must be payed to shining muso’s including but not limited to Da Capo, Sole Essential, Trancemicsoul,, Mushroom Boyz, Mindlo, Essential I, N’dinga Gaba, 60 Hertz Project, Sir LSG, Infinite Boys, Eltonnick and Bluelle. Follow this link to see the list of the new faces and names that will define the state of House Music in the coming decade. Pay close attention, check out their music, and, above all, DANCE!!!!

  • Glad to see Baainar and its artists getting mentions, its about time we take SA music to greater heights