DJ Akio’s Latest Mix Showcases The Diverse Sounds of South Africa’s Music Scene

Listen to DJ Akio's latest mix.

South Africa's DJ Akio recently played a set at the LA club Low End Theory. The set, which is now on SoundCloud, is a tapestry of varied South African sounds ranging from electro to hip-hop. It features both original songs and remixes. Artists and producers such as AKA & Anatii, Nadia Nakai, Cassper Nyovest, Arsenic, Muzi and Hipe among hordes of others, make appearances.

Stream the mix below and peep the tracklist underneath.


1. Sage Hitomi x Tsukudu "Wait"
2. Gina Jeanz "Need (You)"
3. Davve Beats "Phone Down"
4. Tsukudu "EveryBodyWannaTalk"
5. KYMAC "Brap! Brap! Brap! (Rihanna Flip)"
6. AKA and Anatii "Angelz"
7. Hipe "PandaBear"
8. Nadia Nakai feat. Cassper Nyovest "Naaa Mean"
9. Dunn Kidda "Blueberry Cough"
10. Arsenic "Water"
11. Kwesta feat. Wale "Spirit"
12. Muzi "Ukusa"
13. Maramza "5 Tiger"
14. Sean Munnick "Frontin (Kwaito Edit)"
15. Muzi "Burnout"
16. Maramza "Midnight Starring (Wavy Edit)"

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