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Ayobaness! The Sound Of South African House

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Ayobaness! The Sound Of South African House
Ayobaness! The Sound Of South African House


Featuring DJ Cleo, Bongz, L'vovo, Shana, DJ Clock and a previously unreleased new track from DJ Mujava (Warp Records). 'Ayoba' is a catch phrase born in South Africa's townships that is used to express excitement. Right now South Africa is excited and there are shouts of 'Ayoba' everywhere: in June and July millions of football fans worldwide will be turning their eyes on the rainbow nation for the 2010 FIFA World Cup. If you are looking for a soundtrack to the World Cup that captures the vibe of South Africa's youth culture then look no further than 'Ayobaness! - The Sound of South African House', the first and ultimate introduction to the vibrant house music scene of South Africa featuring the latest club tunes, the biggest and most influential artists as well as names currently buzzing on the underground. South African DJs started playing Chicago house in the 80s and were selling mixes out of their car boots. By the time apartheid finally came to an end in 1994, the South African township youths had created their own club music called kwaito. In the early days, kwaito was not much more than slowed-down house beats overlain with raps in Zulu, Xhosa and broken township English. Soon kwaito became the soundtrack for celebrating a free South Africa and catalysed the rebirth of a new black entertainment industry. Even throughout the kwaito boom, house music was always around. DJs started to fuse and produce their own local version adding uniquely South African sounds from kwaito vibes, Zulu Mbaqanga basslines to Hugh Masekela samples, and local house duos like Revolution or BOP were instant chart breakers. With the kwaito craze somewhat fading in recent years, house has again taken the lead as SA's number 1 party music and the heartbeat of urban SA music. Today South Africa is the only country on the continent that has its unique local house culture. It is also the only country in Africa where kids dream of being a DJ or a producer - not a singer.


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  2. L'vovo Derrango - Resista
  3. Pastor Mbhobho - Ayobaness
  4. DJ Cleo ft. Bleksem - Nisho Njalo
  5. Dj Mujava - Mugwanti/Sgwejegweje
  6. DJ Sumthyn Black ft. Ntsiki Mazwai - Wena
  7. Mgo - Yes (Bongo Disco Mix)
  8. Survivor - Stjwetla
  9. DJ Clock ft. Big Nuz, Tzozo & Sox - Xavatha (Woza Chynaman)
  10. Aero Manyelo - Mexican Girl
  11. DJ Steavy - Kubi
  12. DJ Bongz ft. Mampinsha - Bayakhuluma
  13. DJ Fresca & Kudoskelem ft. Lelethu - Int'engekhoyo
  14. Shana - Iyo'Londaba
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