This week, PAM welcomes South African Afro-house heavyweight Mobi Dixon, delivering an elegant set, and a real antidote to the winter depression.
Mobi Dixon is a true godfather of Afro-house, racking up both millions of streams worldwide and dozens of awards and nominations in his home country. Originally from East London, South Africa, Mobi started producing in his high school years in 1999 and released his first EP Dance is Kulcha in 2007. 15 years later, the South African has become a key artist of this scene by distinguishing himself by the finesse of his fusions between jazz, soft rock and African rhythms. A sound that he has named “tribal soul” and which has become the common thread of a career made of six albums, the latest of which, When House Was House, released in 2021, only confirms his stature. If he has worked with labels such as House Africa, Sheer House, Kalawa Jazzme or the immense Soul Candi, his music may sound mainstream but remains inhabited by an underground and authentic spirit that justifies its longevity. Adept at remixing, Mobi Dixon has also made a name for himself by revisiting songs by R’n’B superstar Maxwell or Afrobeats giant Davido. Graceful and obviously danceable, this episode of the PAM Club is ideal to discover the current favorites and productions of an essential character of the Afro-house.
Mobi Dixon ft Froote, JnrSA, Cassper Esau II – Sankara
Hypaphonik – Manzwi Ehupenyu
Themba ft Fela Kuti – Zombie
DJ Merlon & Enoo Napa – 2 Zulu Men In Ibiza
Candy Man – Broken Leg
Mobi Dixon – Trust The DJ Anthem
Mobi Dixon ft NaakMusiq & CandyMan – Matasa
Chopstar – Tech Wave
Mobi Dixon – Teka
KgZoo – Ipilisi
Mobi Dixon ft Mariechan & JnrSA
Caiiro & Argento Dust – Kaos
Mobi Dixon ft Inga Hina – Trigger (Accapella)
Roland Clark – I Get Deep (accapella)