Ever since I had my first brush with the sound almost 10 years ago now in Harare. TKZee were just beginning to rule the airwaves and the clubs with a ton of monster hits from their album Halloween. I fell into love affair that I have never been able to wean myself from even now 10 years on.
Two links and three tracks for you:
+ Your second link dropped into my RSS feed about 8 weeks ago from the South African Deep House site deeper.co.za whom I have linked to over and over. It took the form of this link to an interview with Charles Webster, producer and DJ ,extra-ordinary about his initial experience playing his eye-opening first session playing deep house to a Kwaito-loving crowd in South Africa.
Even better is the excellent 50 minute mix by Vinny DaVinci who runs houseafrika.com that you will find right at the end of the article. The pedal really hits the metal at about 20m01s.
And a trio of tracks from the group that started it all for me.
and of course, the club classic Dlala Mapanstula
TKZee – Dlala Mapantsula
In closing, thank you all for your comments on my last post. I feel a little better knowing that you are all willing to cut me a little slack. And a special thank you to Joe for sharing that it is OK to take a break. I guess that this means I can let you know that everything on heavy rotation right now at Casa Ntwiga is definitely old school deep, Groove Armada’s – Another late night and Gus Gus’s – This is normal (killer! bass! – for those of you who are tempted, go to epitonic.com to pick up the EP of the track Polyesterday from this CD )
One last hit:
+ You cannot, and I mean cannot, beat The Onion for great satire.
Another case in point, fast-food feedbags.
I rest my case.