Taken from the Goon Club Allstars latest release. Seriously shout out those guys for giving a damn and releasing this without any western colonial appropriation stuff. We went to Future Sounds of Mazansi premiere last year with Moleskin and the homie was genuinely hype seeing Durban guys on screen.
From our short time in SA, we realised that we are entirely ignorant of the diversity of the SA house scene. Gqom is akin to bassline/niche in the sense that it is from one region. And it’s genesis comes from the raves there and the people. This may seem really basic but the vastness of SA means that the music feels like it truly is from this specific moment in time.
Earlier we spoke of Hagan’s Ep and the way it lies between Afro House and Uk club stuff. The same can be said of Major Notes, his previous release 419 riddim is easily one of our faves. We loved it so much we used it for the promo video from last year’s World Carnival party.
This new release sees him touch on that and much more. Soca and Dancehall floruishes have been added as well. The EP is out on May 25th.
Stormzy on Afropop! Stormzy on Afropop! Stormzy on Afropop! That’s about it, the song is pleasant, Starboy Willz doesn’t seem to have anything to do with Starboy Entertainment aka Wizkid’s label.The steel pans are a nice touch alongside the piano flourishes.
Sounding awfully like a invasion beat this song is great. Giggs obliterates it and we were pleasantly surprised by Frenchy. Will definitely be keeping an eye on his work. ” Dressed like Batman NANANANANANAN”
Often enough we tend to gravitate towards for western influenced afropop. It’s a thin line but more often than not its leabing toward modern day hip hop or house. This one is more of a throwback and is kind of interesting.