July '14

Heita madoda! This is AFROSYNTH, the realest African selection . . .

This month we bring you long-lost Shangaan grooves by one DAVID CHANKE, bubblegum from EMOTION, funky stuff by NEVILLE NASH, Sotho soul by KORI MORABA and MAKAOTA AKALAME, crossover from mlungu pantsula LIONFIRE and some early hits by Cape Town's own ROBIN AULD. Last month it was JOY, FACE TO FACE, DR VICTOR the microphone doctor, MATSHIKOS, STEM NET's political pop, JOSEPH DEE, KHUMO and HARAMBE.

Sharp!

MM DELUXE - Be Free My People (1990)

Cool Spot / EMI, SPOT(V)009  
Producer: Mally Watson (exec: Ken Haycock)
Recorded at: Cool Spot Studios, Jhb


Following on from 1989's Where Were You?, new school pioneers Mandla "Spikiri" Mofokeng and Mduduzi "Mdu" Masilela built further on Chicco's bubblegum grooves and forged the new kwaito sound that would resonate throughout the nation for the next 20 years. Both are still at the top of their games today, proving the lyrics of 'There's No Stopping Us' quite right:      

"There's no stopping us,
We are rising to the top.
We are aiming high,
we gonna reach the top.
We know we can do it.
Never mind what people may say,
We know we can do it.
We are looking forward to our future.
Whatever they say or do,
They can say whatever they say,
We are determined to be what we wanna be!"