VA – Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988-90 [RHMC003]

Late 80s South African dance floor winners only. Selected by DJ Okapi and Antal, the compilation holds tracks by Jivaro, The Hard Workers, Ayobayo Band, S.Y.B. & many more. This is the sharp electronic music that fuelled the local Pantsula dances during the 80s and 90s . A must have for fans of Bubblegum and Kwaito music. The 12 tracks selected for Pantsula! come from a very unique, very different time and place. They represent the birth of electronic dance music in South Africa, through the songs of one particular independent label from the time: Music Team. The sound represents the culmination of the bubblegum era, when South Africa’s disco artists outgrew their American influences and forged an increasingly electronic and ‘local’ pop sound. Evolving over time since long before the 80s, the distinctly South African subculture of Pantsula is more closely associated with an attitude, a style and a signature dance, rather than any specific sound. In the late 1980s and early 90s, Pantsula was also the name given to a new type of dance music taking over the streets of South Africa, influenced by earlier bubblegum and the rise of Shangaan Disco, but with a far broader appeal and a harder, purely electronic sound.

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VA – Pantsula! The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988-90 [RHMC003]

VA – Underground Uncensored V1 & 2 [UU001]

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This super rare promo was compiled and re-edited by Chicago legend Jordan Fields, featuring rough and (club) ready dancefloor tracks from Hakim Murphy, G Marcell, Blackadiscomental Bobby Starrr. The rough trax on offer run the full Chicagan gamut, taking in Salsoul sampling, filtered house and italo synths to make a dancefloor come alight. This colored vinyl promo has never been available for sale (the black vinyl promo was out in 2008).

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VA – Underground Uncensored V1 & 2 [UU001]