In occasione di Sonido Classics ho messo insieme un mix fatto di #Gqom e #Afrohouse. È uscito in esclusiva per THUMP.

Palm Wine—Italian rennaissance man affiliated with the Hundebiss label also home to Dracula Lewis—has blended South African gqom, an intensely dark house music variant, and Afro-Portuguese afro house on a bracing new mix. Working with a wide range of producers, from Durban collective’s Rudeboyz, to Lisbon crew Tia Maria Produções, “No more parties in SA” uncovers unexpected common ground, composing a narrative betwixt and between the two genres’ respective forward thinking, rhythm-heavy sounds. […]

Explaining the title of his mix for THUMP via email, Bertuzzi said, “‘No more parties in SA’ is what Yasiin Bey/Mos Def declared at the beginning of a video message when he was arrested in Cape Town using a World Passport while he was trying to leave the country.”

He added: “The same day I recorded the mix we got the sad news that [gqom artist] Dj Lakhe’s visa (who was supposed to come in EU from Durban to play at CTM/Berlin and at our event Sonido Classics in Milan) got denied by the government and he couldn’t travel to EU. So ‘No more parties in SA’ sounded like a perfect comment for this crazy international situation and since my mix contains many Gqom tracks from Durban, SA – I decided to use this quote.” […]


Rudeboyz, Black Sun
18+, OIXU (Tia Maria Produções remix)
Dj Lilocox [C.D.M.], La Party
Puto Marcio, Improooooo
Uhuro & Maphorisa feat. Mafikizolo, Khona (Freddy da Stupid & Dj Dilson remix)
Mafiaboyz, Shabba
Rudeboyz, Trip To London
Citizen Boy, Hometown Glory
Dominowe, Africa’s Cry
Dj Firmeza, Start Go
Dotorado Pro, African Scream (Marimbas)
Dj Joker, Dj Kolt, Dj Noroña, Dj Perigroso, We Send This
Dj Znobia, Facebook Vocal
Formation Boyz, Jungle Anthem
Dj Babaz Fox feat. Dj Nigga Fox, Dupla Foxunto
Bhejane feat. Thando & Madubul, Baba KaGirl
U-ZET, Ithunzi

3D image commissioned to Cheick Ahmadou Ouattara (Bamako, Mali). Thanks to Sahel Sounds.