We have a little internal record pool going on over here at Dutty Artz that is too good to keep to ourselves. So I’m going to kick offÂ what should be a regular series called “Inside the Dutty Pool” with my own selection from the month of September:
I first came across DJ Dotorado’s song “African Scream” as the backing riddim for T-Boyz’s Moche, a song that I included in my last mix (Six Over Eight). It soon became apparent that the song was a hit amongst the Lusophone Soundcloud-sphere as remixes of the tune kept popping up in my heavily Lusophone Soundcloud stream. After seeingÂ the 9th version, I came across an amazing slowed down Kizomba version, and not until then did I realize that the vocal sample was taken from DJ Sbu’s Lengoma featuring Zahara (if you don’t know, one of the best South African house tunes ever). So I got too excited and decided to throw this blend together, a blend thatÂ really shows the trans-national, multi-lingual, and cross-cultural potential of theÂ south-south mediated,Â vibrantÂ African electronic music scene:
I also used it as the intro to my last episode of Africa is a Radio.
As a side note, I feel like aÂ similar energy is also happening in Latin AmericaÂ as evidenced by this Generation Bass post.Â Especially once reaching Rio I realized that a lot of the exciting energy in innovation of this global folk-referencing electronica scene (that started to explodeÂ in the U.S. and ArgentinaÂ around 2008, andÂ seemed to peak after the Moombahton explosionÂ of 2011) wasn’t lost but just transferred south (not unlike Salsa.) I am grateful to be a part of both exciting moments!
image viaÂ Space in Text