News Pop / Rock 18/10/2010

South African House Gets Its First Album - Township Funk

New York, NY (Top40 Charts/ New State Music) - This week sees two huge releases coming out from the ultra hot South African House genre which has delievered some of the most played tracks in Ibiza and the festivals this summer including Dj Mujava's Township Funk and Mzo Bullet's Casablanca. Township Funk is the first commercially available album to be released in this genre. . Run Against the Wind which is also out this week is one of the stand out tracks from the album.

Township Funk, a showcase of some of the hottest electronic house sounds direct from South Africa's township soundsystems. It's includes the huge summer Ibiza /festival hits DJ Mujava's Township Funk (over 1miilion YouTube hits) and Mzo Bullet's Casablanca (500k Youtube hits)The album is compiled and mixed by DJ Q-Ness one of the leaders in the SA electronic township scene.
A fusion of the up-tempo township music from post-apartheid South Africa (also called Pretoria House ) and house music it contains elements of rap, techno, Chicago house and tribal chants. Together creating a raw energy that's not only been a hit among music fans worldwide but has got the likes of Radio 1, NME, FACT, Music Week, Guardian, Mixmag and DJ Mag to stand up and notice.

Souncloud Album Sampler

RUN AGAINST THE WIND - DJ STORM (Inc Andy and Jaymo Mix)
One of the tracks from the album also gets a release. South African dj/producer DJ Storm drops his for iO Music / NewState with Run Against The Wind, a slice of township tech-funk, that's full of African rhythms, synth chimes and subtle afro influences wrapped in an electronic shell of house music beats. Radio 1's 'In New Djs We Trust' duo Jaymo & Andy George step up for the remix and take the track on a piano driven, twisted bassline journey, adding a female vocal sample for extra impact.

Listen here

'Run Against The Wind' on YouTube

1 DJ Fresca & Kudoskelem - Bring Out The Worst In Me

2 MR FM - Dragon Fly

3 Queens of Dance - Thamba Wena

4 DJ Mphulo Presents Angelo Agnelli - Off The Wall (Tshwara Lebota)

5 Mujava - Township Funk

6 Mogrigo - Heavyweight

7 McLloyd - Tembisa Funk

8 Josi Chave ft. Oluhle - Hlala (Extended Mix)

9 DJ Killer & Nyekx ft. Lady B - Dansa

10 DJ Qness ft. Khanyi - The Light

11 DJ Lugz - Lugzora

12 Double Trouble - Mamelodi Funk

13 DJ Storm - 2010

14 DJ Qness & Aero Manyelo - Lennen

15 Mujava - Mugwanti

16 DJ Tulz - Toolz Down

17 Mzo Bullet - Casablanca

18 DJ Storm - Run Against The Wind

19 Wakes - PE Funk (Masters Re Edit mix)

20 DJ Tulz - Sismazweni

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