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Spoek Mathambo's Future Sound Of Mzansi Mix Series Returns With Jumping Back Slash

Spoek Mathambo's 'Future Sound Of Mzansi Mix Series' returns with 50 minutes of music from UK/Cape Town producer Jumping Back Slash.


For a few months now Spoek Mathambo has been rolling out a steady stream of all-SA mixtapes in conjunction with Future Sound Of Mzansi, Spoek and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba's new documentary looking at South Africa's cultural landscape through the lens of its electronic music and the key players in those scenes. Each tape in the Future Sound of Mzansi Mixtape Series focuses on a different producer or artist featured in the doc. Last week we heard 22 minutes of music from Canadian/SA soulstress Zaki Ibrahim, and before then we saw tapes either assembled by or featuring music from DJ Spoko, Okmalumkoolkat, KZN's Gqom sub-genre, Aero Manyelo, Maramza, Fever Trails, and Wildebeats.

The series returns this week with 50 minutes of music mixed by UK/Cape Town producer Jumping Back Slash, who recently linked with Spoek on his five-man Fantasma "supergroup" with DJ Spoko. “Spoek asked me if I wanted to come back to SA to help produce the EP and the Fantasma LP which comes out next year," JBS explains of his involvement with the group. "The project took us to Red Bull Studios in Cape Town for the EP, Cape St. Francis in the Eastern Cape and finally Jozi to finish the LP." Last week JBS shared an energetic remix of Fantasma's "Eye of the Sun." Listen and download Future Sound Of Mzansi Mix #10: Jumping Back Slash below.

Future Sound Of Mzansi Mix #10: Jumping Back Slash Tracklist

Fall In Luv

Untitled Darknezzz

Plateaux

Okmalumkoolkat - Ijusi (JBS Remix)

Tekkies

Blue Smoke

Midnite Bheng

Show U Know

Ibhithi 1 / That Mampara

Always Unfinished But Never Outgunned

Gecko

I'm So Confused (Dub)

Kanganga

Bheng Feelz

Kumoshakele feat Okmalumkoolkat

Imali Yeqolo (Bra Sol From BFG Still Owes Me Vocals Mix)

Ilizwe

Namhlanje

Mabishi

Interview

Kofi Jamar Switches Lanes In 'Appetite for Destruction'

The Ghanaian rapper and "Ekorso" hitmaker presents a different sound in his latest EP.

The drill scene in Ghana has been making waves across the continent for some time now. If you're hip to what a crop of young and hungry artists from the city of Kumasi in Ghana and beyond have been doing over the past year, then you already know about rapper Kofi Jamar.

Towards the end of November last year he dropped one of the biggest drill songs to emerge from Ghana's buzzing drill scene, the popular street anthem "Ekorso." In the December and January that followed, "Ekorso" was the song on everyone's lips, the hip-hop song that took over the season, with even the likes of Wizkid spotted vibing to the tune.

Currently sitting at over 10 million streams across digital streaming platforms, the song topped charts, even breaking records in the process. "Ekorso" maintained the number one spot on Apple Music's Hip-Hop/Rap: Ghana chart for two months uninterrupted, a first in the history of the chart. It also had a good stint at number one of the Ghana Top 100 chart as well, among several other accolades.

Even though he's the creator of what could be the biggest song of Ghana's drill movement till date, Kofi Jamar doesn't plan on replicating his past music or his past moves. He has just issued his second EP, a 6-track project titled Appetite for Destruction, and it would surprise you to know that there isn't a single drill song on it. Although drill played a huge role in his meteoric rise, he wants to be known as way more than just a drill rapper. He wants to be known as a complete and versatile artist, unafraid to engage in any genre — and he even looks forward to creating his own genre of music during the course of his career.

We spoke to Kofi Jamar about his latest EP, and he tells us about working with Teni, why he's gravitating away from drill to a new sound, and more. Check out our conversation below.

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