Playing tracks by
SA] Andy X, SA] DJ Clock, SA] Bantu Soul, SA] Blackcoffee / DJ Christos and Demor, SA] Black Coffee and more.
While staying in the same territory as NGOMA 02, the journey is not the same: the psychedelic motorik genius of Dj Clock’s “Durban Guitar”; the epic depth of Black Coffee; DJ Sdoko’s ominous Kraftwerkian phuture; Znobia's playful Angolan Ku-House; a banger from the Dutch DJ Bigga with familiar Baile Funk rap; a generous helping of percussive bass sickness from the first wave of UK Funky; and ending with a gorgeous tune from the farther reach of rhythmic diaspora: Sami vocal style from Mari Boine, reinterpreting the sound of indigenous Norway.
Concerning the war samples: the struggle for freedom from colonialism is the context which gave rise to contemporary South African music. Thus songs such as “100 Zulu Warriors” and the radio broadcast at the end should not be taken as an incitement of racial conflict (especially in light of recent waves of xenophobia in SA), but as a reminder of the political realities from which this music comes.