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'Music is changing, the world is getting smaller.. Highlife brings you fresh new music from corners of the world you’d least expect.'
Brought to you in collaboration between Skinnydeep from Masiphumelele - one of the largest townships in Cape Town - and Jesse Reiner of Brooklyn, NYC. The two producers bonded over a shared sensibility in electronic minimalism, Zulu rhythms, house and techno and began a year’s long international collaboration resulting in "Unyuko" - meaning 'going up' in isiXhosa, one of the Bantu languages of South Africa. It references ‘upllifting’ or ‘a rising’ after struggle and couldn't be a more appropriate title.
Deliberate and carefully constructed, with a steady tempo that finds company with the slow side of house, these four tracks match brand new electronic soundscapes with generations-old rhythms and the odd ancestral vocal chant that again, traverses back through the generations. Ethereal and majestic, they'll find favour in more sprawling and adventurous dance spaces with less time restraints and high hallucinatory appeal. Wicked stuff.
A1. Sisiseko Somphefumlo
B1. Start Of Everything
B2. Vele Ujaive