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Kwaito/African House

Post by fractal » Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:32 pm

so, i'm far from versed in this sound, but a lot of what i've heard is fantastic, the beats are really infectious and fun to dance to
i'll post a couple i like, but i know some of you guys can drop some knowledge on a fella. let's have em!



















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Post by mIrReN » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:16 pm

LOL just funchecked but I actually like it, a lot, what is it? Apart from great music
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Re: Kwaito

Post by fractal » Mon Jan 10, 2011 9:17 pm

it's a style of house music from south africa, if i'm not mistaken
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Post by alex bk-bk » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:15 pm

FIY Kwaito is mostly the vocal stuff like "sister betina" above etc, as far as im aware
Most of the stuff that I really love and play is just called house or sometimes "afro house"

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Post by alex bk-bk » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:17 pm

some of the really cracked-out sounding, stripped down and abstract stuff is labelled Afro Electro, check out Stevie Boy !
diffrent lextrix always reminds me of that genre

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Post by noam » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:23 pm

copped that tune Casablance by MZO Bullett but cant work out how to fit it in a mix, time signature seems bare weird, but im probably just being retarded

either way i like what i've been hearing so far

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Post by alex bk-bk » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:34 pm

yea a lot of these tracks dont follow very straightforward 8/16 bar structures

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Post by elmaria » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:42 pm

wasnt there already a thread with loads of clips in it? still, the more the better

check out http://www.afrodesiamp3.com, you can get tons of this stuff there, good luck digging cause its a lot!

this mix is also worth checking out

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Re: Kwaito

Post by fractal » Mon Jan 10, 2011 10:53 pm

alex bk-bk wrote:some of the really cracked-out sounding, stripped down and abstract stuff is labelled Afro Electro, check out Stevie Boy !
diffrent lextrix always reminds me of that genre
nice, will look into it!
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Post by noam » Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:15 pm

alex bk-bk wrote:yea a lot of these tracks dont follow very straightforward 8/16 bar structures

so when you're mixin it do you just keep it goin until you get to a bit which seems 'right' to take one of the tunes out or what??

actually its blatantly just knowing a break in the tune where you can cut to when its ready...

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Post by fractal » Mon May 02, 2011 9:39 pm

i need more of this stuff in my life...

someone please drop some knowledge on me!
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Kwaito/African House

Post by soulkids » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:04 pm




really feeling that stuff, but hardly know any artists. any recommendations? those drums and minimalistic beats always get me movin'
africa's music scene is really underrated, not to mention the Hyperdub Boomslang 12''

I'm not even sure if I've classified it right, Kwaito is South African EDM innit? I could really see this stuff crossing over (if it hasn't already), more bassheavy tracks but the same tempo


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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by dj_donga » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:19 pm

good call man. i've heard djs like Deadboy, Doc Daneeka and Gongon dropping this stuff in sets amongst house, funky and garage. i love what i've heard
i call it kwaito too. i'm in the process of trying to educate myself on this. names like Big Nuz have come up



this one's quite a smooth vocal tune but still great imo



hard to find on wax so far, but picked this up a couple of years back - bit of a classic



and got this on a 12 - would say it's connected?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja1LS1Ak ... re=related

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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by dj_donga » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:23 pm

and this is pretty off the hook. always gone down a storm

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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by soulkids » Thu Sep 15, 2011 6:36 pm

cheers for that débruit, heard it many times but could never ID it. kinda dig that mujava tune too

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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by Ayatollah » Thu Sep 15, 2011 7:27 pm

I don't know much about south african EDM either but so far I love it.
Been feeling this one lately:


Proper tune and the video is wonderfully cheesy.


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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by jsml » Wed Oct 19, 2011 5:10 pm



this would be heavy if it wasn't for the vocal, Zimbabwean funky:




keep em coming people, i don't know much about this stuff, but if there are other tunes like that Spooko one, then lay them on me!

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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by dj_donga » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:17 pm

i love this. by Afrikan Sciences

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Re: Kwaito/African House

Post by aronkazay » Wed Oct 19, 2011 6:17 pm

Would recommend you to check out these:

http://www.outhere.de/?p=1485

This is mostly kwaito, from the South African townships, a compilation from 2010, mostly with quite recent tracks.

http://boomkat.com/vinyl/437000-various ... nt-bazzerk

And this is my favourite, compiling kudoro from Angola. Kudoro used to be very, very dark (after all it was born after a civil war), but there are quite a few upbeat dancy bangers here.This one's my favourite:


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