London artist DJ IC’s productions brim with lessons learned from his deep engagement with Black British music throughout his life and career. When you hear...
DJ IC demonstrates Afro house mastery for the On Cue mix series, and speaks to Tice Cin about his evolution through London’s club scene, growing up on the Aylesbury Estate, celebrating togetherness, and championing young talent
The fourth compilation on Kid Fonque’s Stay True Sounds label is an enthralling testament to South Africa’s underground house scene
South Africa’s biggest independent label is taking house music to new heights and changing the lives of local artists in the process. Alongside a mix of tracks from its catalogue, founder Kid Fonque speaks to Kitty Amor about the rise and rise of Stay True Sounds
In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, GLOR1A picks futurist rhythms, amapiano/funky fusions, heart-touching beats, hard dance and more
It’s an exciting time to be both a new and old fan of African music, but how does it feel for African artists raised and working in the diaspora? As producers and consumers, these artists have a unique vantage point on this cultural shift. Jessica Kariisa speaks to Nazar, Hagan, Juba and Chief Boima and asks: what does music from “back home” mean today?
South African house DJ and producer Themba has become a global star in recent years. Alongside a mix of thumping and emotive house for the On Cue series, Kristan J Caryl chats to him about his childhood obsession with collecting music, his ambitious 2021 album ‘Modern Africa Volume 1 (Ekhaya)’, and uplifting African artists around him
The Afro house sound is an ever-growing presence in UK dance music, with new labels, club-nights and a dedicated radio station springing up. Alongside a mix from Mr Silk, Ria Hylton explores the sound’s history, and speaks to some of the scene’s key players about forging strong connections with their growing audiences, and their aim to nurture a unique UK Afro house identity
As likely to play South African hip-hop as she is Congolese rumba, Egyptian jazz or Brazilian boogie, Gauteng-born, Manchester-based SNO is spreading the word about music often overlooked by the Western industry. Alongside her genre-spanning Recognise mix, she speaks to Kamila Rymajdo about familial influence, her chance start in DJing and sharing the music she loves
Amapiano has become a world-conquering genre since emerging in South Africa over a decade ago, with the sound mutating in recent years to solidify its place as an embedded dance music culture. Here, Shiba Melissa Mazaza asks: who are the South African artists carrying the torch for amapiano right now?
In this series, Selections, we invite DJs, producers and label heads to dig into their digital crates and share the contents of their collections. This week, Nigeria’s DJ Neptune spotlights his recent favourite Afrobeats, Afropop and amapiano tracks
Get to know Bloemfontein, South Africa's DJ Couza, the DJ and producer fusing deep house with indigenous African sounds