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Audio: Zaki Ibrahim 'Conjure' [Jumping Back Slash Remix]

South Africa's remix master Jumping Back Slash lends his touch to a house rework of Zaki Ibrahim's 'Conjure' track, off her 2012 album 'Every Opposite' - to excellent results.


South Africa's Jumping Back Slash is back on his remix grind heavy, this time hitting us with a dub version of fellow SA-er Zaki Ibrahim's track "Conjure" from her 2012 album Every Opposite. JBS' reworking of "Conjure" replaces the sweeping synths of the original with a thumping uptempo house sound, a move that shows the producer's skill in turning a track on its head while not losing sight of the original.

The producer's deep bass sound brings some weight to Ibrahim's earthy and soft vocals, creating a dub that's both heavy and airy at the same time — a perfect complement. We're not surprised that a joint effort between these two would produce such fireworks, though, considering JBS is the man responsible for the reworking of Brandy + Monica's 90s hit "The Boy Is Mine" for his Boy EP, or that Ibrahim's video "Go Widdit" lander her a spot on Okayafrica's Best Videos of 2012 list for its awesome graphic treatment of the track. Get your Friday afternoon going with a free download of Jumping Back Slash's Deeper Dub remix of Zaki Ibrahim's 'Conjure' below.

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MFE Pays Tribute to PRO on The Second Anniversary of The South African Hip-Hop Legend’s Passing

Artists signed to PRO's label MFE commemorate him in new tribute song 'MAWE: VITA24' on the second anniversary of the South African hip-hop pioneer's passing.

One aspect of PRO(Kid)'s legacy that rarely gets mentioned is his label. As head of Money First Entertainment, the label he founded, PRO played roles in the trajectories and craft of artists such as Red Button, Captian_fs, sFs 5 Star and TeePee among others. The former three were official members of MFE with Red Button, PRO's protégé, being the first artist to be signed to the label.

PRO who passed away exactly two years ago today gets a tribute from his label's roster. "MAWE: VITA24" is a remix of an sFs 5 Star song titled "Mawe" that the artist released in February.

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