Label: Silverline Records - SLR 5.001 • Format: Vinyl LP • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic • Style: Disco
Afrosynth Records AFS Malewa was born in Orlando West in Soweto inan only child raised by his mother Thelma and grandfather Steven Malewa, who was forced to live under house arrest for his role in the then banned ANC, where he once rubbed shoulders with a young Nelson Mandela.
This placed the Malewa house under constant scrutiny from police and local informants, who aimed to ensure that he complied with the law preventing more than two people entering the house at any given time, thereby prohibiting any form of meeting or gathering.
Then they go. This spirit of activism had already fed into his own musical tastes, drawing him particularly to the politically charged sounds of reggae and Afrobeat.
Like many other youngsters in Soweto, American sounds were also always on his radar. I was focused on MahlathiniMpharanyana and reggae. I liked playing music that nobody else was playing.
Where did you get this from? Email This BlogThis! Ta Duma, the latest release on Afrosynth Records, brings together all Get OK - Kowloon Walled City / Ladder Devils / Fight Amp - Lose Lose Lose versions of this massive track for the first time - a tribute to the roots of bubblegum.
Pre-order AFS here. Produced by Steve Cooks, who would go on to work with heavyweights SenyakaSpokes H and Umoja in the years that followed. Out in mid SOUTH African music has undoubtedly been blessed with many fine female voices, too numerous to list here. During the s a new generation emerged. In the early s her family was forced to relocate to the newly built township of eMondlo a few kilometres away, along with millions of other South Africans living under the notorious system of enforced segregation known as apartheid.
Her father worked as a driver for a local furniture company, her mother as a domestic worker for a family in town.
As a young girl Ntombi would sit glued to her radio, taking it all in. As a teenager Looking For Freedom - Unknown Artist - 20 Disco Night Fever started singing for a local band in eMondlo called Shame. Hooked, she decided to follow her dream and make the journey, like so many others, to the City of Gold: Johannesburg. So impressed was the wealthy businessman that he offered to put a band together for Ntombi, including paying for all the instruments they would require.
We came here to Johannesburg, to Gallo Studios [situated downtown on the corner of Kerk and Goud Streets], and collected the guys. Musicians were sitting outside waiting for jobs. Hailing from various parts of the country, they drove around collecting their belongings before heading back to eMondlo. Rubber gave us a big house behind one of his businesses and we rehearsed there. I happened to be there.
They were so excited. As usual, songwriting credits went to Ntombi while Khoza was credited as the producer and arranger, although the band played an important role in crafting the songs, particularly Dube.
In search of more creative freedom and a Looking For Freedom - Unknown Artist - 20 Disco Night Fever cut of the profits, Rubber and Ntombi soon parted ways with CCP to set up their own label, Anneko. The establishment of the new label saw the singer going solo and starting to work with a wider group of session musicians, and even branching out to producing other artists.
At their peak, Ntombi and her band would perform up to 20 shows a month in every corner of South Africa. Those are good memories.
Just as quickly as she rose to fame inin the early 90s Ntombi disappeared. Afrosynth Records, AFS But by things in New Orleans Hula - George Lewis - Portrait Africa were Looking For Freedom - Unknown Artist - 20 Disco Night Fever fast, both politically and musically.
By that time the Volcano sound was very popular, and that kwaito sound was slowly coming in the market. Our fans were happy for it. The Beat Gangsters were a short-lived studio project made up of Willi Mau Mau and Mad T Doctor, in-house producers for Mob Music, an independent Alleine am Strand - Pegel & Wer - Erdbeben & Äpfel (Cassette, Album, MP3, Album) set up by Eric Frisch after the demise of EFP that put out a string of influential club releases in the mids, among the last albums to be pressed to vinyl in South Africa.
With the music of South Africa currently gaining international acclaim thanks to a new generation of DJs, diggers and fans, Afrosynth Records continues to shine a light on the origins of South African dance music.
Order here. Arranged by: Enoch Ndlela. Engineers: J. Smit Backing. Remix: Looking For Freedom - Unknown Artist - 20 Disco Night Fever.
Master Cut: H. Published by Roi Music. Ina young musician named Enoch Ndlela was working behind the scenes in PR for an established independent label finding success in the apartheid-era South African music industry. In a segregated South Africa, disco offered a ray of light. The name of the project took on the same name: Burnin Beat.
Internal politics at the label led Ndlela to join a larger company. Without someone to promote the release to clubs and radio, CTV gave the album to another label, RPM, to distribute, but they soon lost interest.
Following its release incopies of the Burnin Beat only seemed to make it into the hands of a few club DJs, and barely if at all onto record store shelves. Sadly, Olive Masinga never found the fame she Ignore Me - Oscar McLollie - Ignore Me / Nursery Rhyme. Remastered from the original master tapes, Burnin Beat is the first release on Johannesburg-based Afrosynth Records.
Order via RushHour. Producer: Thomas 'Makhulela Endleleni' Motshwane. Engineer: RF Gumbi. Recorded at: Platinum. As was often the case with South Africa music, the best results came about when musicians and producers of various backgrounds defied apartheid rules and collaborated. So although the final product here is an album of Tsonga music, giving it that superior touch are top players like Felani Gumbi and Vuka Mbele who handle all keyboards, including plenty of spacey samples.
Frontman T. I hope all of you will enjoy my Tsonga Music. Diamond, DMD3. Producer: Sun. Engineer: Jorge Arrigone. Recorded at: Shandel Music Studios. Older Posts Home. Subscribe to: Posts Atom.
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