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DJ Spoko And DJ Mujava's Boiler Room South Africa Set

Watch DJ Spoko and DJ Mujava's 40-minute joint set for Boiler Room South Africa's Black Major showcase.


'Bacardi house' creator DJ Spoko and DJ Mujava, two of our hands-down favorite South African beatmakers, came through for a 40-minute joint set at Boiler Room's Black Major showcase in Tembisa. The night saw Spoko and Mujava running through remixes of "Township Funk" and Pegasus Warning's "The Mountain," as well as original joints like "From Pretoria To Liverpool" and War God LP selection "Bula Ma." Watch DJ Spoko and DJ Mujava's entire performance below (full tracklist underneath) and check out SA afro-tech producer Aero Manyelo's set from the same party. For more, revisit DJ Spoko's standout Africa In Your Earbuds mixtape.

DJ Spoko & Dj Mujava Boiler Room Tracklist

01.Mugwanti remix - DJ Spoko & Mujava

02.Mujava - Township Funk (Crazy P Remix)

03.From Pretoria To Liverpool - Mujava

04.Final Cut - Machepiz le Spoko

05.Resatlo rocka - Mujava

06.One more time - DJ Spoko

07.Moribo - Mujava

08.Bula ma - DJ Spoko

09.Force of darkness - Mujava

10.Waiting for masukusuku remix - DJ Spoko

11.We love this music - DJ Spoko x Mujava

12.911 Machepiz remix - Machepiz

13.Mountain Remix - Spoek Mathambo, Dj Spoko, Mujava & Machepiz

14.Township Funk - Mujava

Interview

Angelique Kidjo Writes a Love Letter to 'Mother Nature'

We talk to the Beninese musical icon about assembling her new album on Zoom and the "bigger than COVID-19" threat that lies ahead!

The kind of infectious energy that lives within Angelique Kidjo can't be contained by Zoom. Her zest for life reaches out far beyond any screen, and burns stronger than the fastest internet connection.

"I can't wait until we're in person hugging again," she enthuses soon after joining our Zoom meeting to discuss her latest album Mother Nature. Having been on the receiving end of a hug from the four-time Grammy-winning singer, I know exactly what I'm missing out on. "Me too," I say, as I wrap my arms around my laptop, my face squishing the screen. "No, no," she retorts. "I don't want that. You keep it. I want the real deal," she chuckles, her full-bodied trademark laughter lovingly admonishing me.

The Benin-born musician is preparing to release Mother Nature, a collection of songs reflecting our one Earth, and cementing her status as an African musical icon. Collaborating with the likes of Yemi Alade, Mr Eazi, Burna Boy, Sampa the Great, Shungudzo and more, Kidjo's crossing through time and space, over age and country through Mother Nature's themes and stories. Each track is infused with a vigor that only she possesses — the kind that shares a significant message even as the listener is called to just dance or sing along.

Below, Angelique Kidjo reminisces about making the album, and chats us through her hopes and dreams for it!

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