WORDS: DAVID MANN
ILLUSTRATIONS: DANIELLE VORSTER & FIONA CHRISTENSEN
GOLDO: Youngbloodz Mix (Assembly Radio) GOLDO is Cape Town’s Mickael Michaelides and Daniel Lidchi (Leechi). The two are well known around the Mother City for their killer mixes, blending disco, hip- hop, indie and electronica. Since hearing them drop this at Assembly a while back, this mix has been a personal favourite. Play it from start to finish. You won’t be disappointed.
White Nite: JEANPANT Mix If you’re a fan of house or old school kwaito, this mix is the one for you. Featuring tracks by Jumping Back Slash, DJ BigSpace and Dark Sky, this set is the perfect mix of laid back house beats, balanced out with a few trap and bass tracks, making it a great mix to play whilst working/studying/partying, whatever suits your mood.
Musical Chairs: 20min Twerk Out Vol.1 Johannesburg based group, Musical Chairs have been around for a while now and have a variety of mixes. Released in January 2013, this mix is 20 minutes of pure face down, ass up bass and trap.
JakobSnake: Africa in your Earbuds (OkayAfrica) In between rapping, DJing, hosting AfroClap! events and organizing the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, JakobSnake somehow still manages to put out some mixes too. This one, featuring a mix of UK and SA artists was made for OkayAfrica’s Africa in your Earbuds series and features artists such as Richard the Third, DJ Zinhle and Felix Laband.
Bear Girls: May 2012 Mashup Two best friends with a love for Reggae, Dubstep and Drum n Bass, Bear Girls are Poison City’s first female DJ duo. Although this is their only mix so far, it’s 28 minutes of all out, bass-heavy beats. If you’re a fan of Drum n Bass, this set will definitely get you on your feet.