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Audio: BLK JKS + Athi-Patra Ruga’s Sound of Johannesburg Mix


Thanks to The Fader, we were hipped to this latest episode of DJ N-RON's Domus mixtape series.  Here he explores the sonic landscape of South Africa's Jo'burg with our indie-rocking friends BLK JKS and visual artist Athi-Patra Ruga.  When talking about living in an ever-changing and evolving city, the BLK JKS say "While some look to European cities and envy their long-established routines, venues, and structures, there are those of us who see a blank canvas and embrace it."  Listen below, and click here to download.  Tracklisting after the jump.

1. Letta Mbulu – Nomalizo / Athi-Patra Ruga #1

2. Spikiri – Money Talks

3. Athi-Patra Ruga #2

4. Dirty Paraffin – Exhibit A

5. Skeleton Crew – Invisible Cities (the burning piano David Krut eBook podcast interview)

6. Givan Lotz – Easy Now

7. Felix LaBand – Jesus at the Table

8. CHLLNGR ft. BLK JKS, Mo Laudi of the very best and Spoek Mathambo – Ask For (remix)

9. Us Kids Know – Problems

10. Hugh Masekela – Nights in Tunisia / Athi-Patra Ruga #3

11. Professor – Ijimapi Leweight

12. Athi-Patra Ruga #4

13. Tshe Tsha Boys – Uyakwini Na Rose (where are you going?)

14. Polyphonic&Serengeti – Lately (remixed by Joao Orecchia)

15. Athi-Patra Ruga #5

16. BLK JKS and Thandiswa Mazwai for the Zar Orkestre – Ukuthula (cover)

 

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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