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DJ Abbas and Machance’s kwaito reissued by Promesses and PSSNGR
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DJ Abbas and Machance’s kwaito reissued by Promesses and PSSNGR

The labels have teamed up on this new vibrant release, dubbed Drums of Pitori. Experience the track “He Kheya Ndon,” exclusively on PAM.  Drums of Pitori is a compilation of seven kwaito bombs from South […]

Kid X: from ‘tsotsi for life’ to ‘father of zen’
Interview
Kid X: from 'tsotsi for life' to 'father of zen'

South African rapper Kid X, once a champion of hood anthems, returns with Father of Zen, a reflection on mindfulness and authenticity. PAM sat down with the artist to discuss his new project, written in-between solo trips, studio time and yoga sessions. 

Kid X drops South African party anthem “Jukebox”
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Kid X drops South African party anthem “Jukebox”

The South African Music Award-winning rapper turns up the volume with a new single featuring Moozlie, which teases his upcoming album Father of Zen. “Jukebox” is Kid X’s musical attempt at the ultimate South African […]

South African rapper Ma-E drops a strictly kwaito music video for ‘LeVibe’
Music Video
South African rapper Ma‑E drops a strictly kwaito music video for 'LeVibe'

Ma-E pays tribute to kwaito music and pantsula dance. Released in February, and produced by JayHBee, Ma-E’s track “LeVibe” has now its visuals directed from the rapper himself, in collaboration with SLOWMAN FILMS. The music video […]

The power of kwaito music: In conversation with Sandy B
Interview
The power of kwaito music: In conversation with Sandy B

In the early 90s, South African underground star Sandy B released Amajovi Jovi, a six-track education on kwaito – the genre that was soundtracking a new era for South Africans at the end of the century. […]

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BlackFace Family produces the club music of northern Malawi
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BlackFace Family produces the club music of northern Malawi

With a new release from BlackFace Family, record label 1000HZ presents the electronic sound of northern Malawi. BlackFace Family’s music can be heard in disco-parties at Mzuzu local clubs. They shape their own sound blending elements of hip-hop, dancehall, […]

Awesome Tapes From Africa releasing rare ‘90s South African house album from Professor Rhythm
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Awesome Tapes From Africa releasing rare ‘90s South African house album from Professor Rhythm

Awesome Tapes From Africa reissues Professor Rhythm’s Funky dance music album Bafana Banfana, a masterpiece album of Kwaito. Via The Vinyl Factory Professor Rhythm is an alias of Thami Mduli, a prolific musician and producer […]

Mixtape: Afro-Electronic from Montréal’s Underground Scene
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Mixtape: Afro‑Electronic from Montréal's Underground Scene

Congolese-Canadian DJ Bonbon Kojak from Montréal-based “afrocentric collective” Moonshine comes back with a powerful afro-electronic mixtape “Doce Doce” The collective who hosts secret parties in town is home to Pierre Kwenders, Kae Sun, The Posterz and has featured acts such as DJ Windows 98 (Arcade […]