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Shangaan Electro Pioneer Nozinja Shares The Visuals For 'Baby Do U Feel Me'

South African shangaan electro producer Nozinja shares the computer-generated music video for "Baby Do U Feel Me," off his Warp Records LP.


South African shangaan electro pioneer Nozinja comes through with the technicolor, computer-generated 3D music video for "Baby Do U Feel Me," the latest single from his recently released Nozinja Lodge LP on Warp Records. The LaTurbo-directed visuals pair the producer's lighting-speed 189BPM blend of drum machines, Tsonga disco, kwaito and traditional shangaan music with appropriately bright and vibrant PC textures, and superimposed images of Nozinja and his dancers breaking down some moves.

After spending some time stateside for Electronic Africa Nozinja will be heading on a short European tour starting in July, check out his full dates in the flyer below. Nozinja Lodge's lead single “Tsekeleke” already made it onto our top music videos of 2014 list last year, and features other standout tracks like “Xihukwani,” Grab the shangaan electro producer's latest album, available now on iTunes, Amazon, and Bleep, and watch his latest video for "Baby Do U Feel Me" below.

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7 Gengetone Acts You Need to Check Out

The streets speak gengetone: Kenya's gengetone sound is reverberating across East Africa and the world, get to know its main purveyors.

Sailors' "Wamlambez!"Wamlambez!" which roughly translates to "those who lick," is the cry the reverberated round the world, pushing the gengetone sound to the global stage. The response "wamnyonyez" roughly translates to "those who suck" and that should tell you all you need to know about the genre.

Known for its lewd lyrics and repetitive (often call and response) hooks, gengetone makes no apologies for belonging to the streets. First of all, most artists that create gengetone are grouped into bands with a few outliers like Zzero Sufuri riding solo. The songs themselves often feature a multiplicity of voices with screams and crowds coming through as ad libs, adding to this idea that this is definitely "outside" music.

Listening to Ethic's Odi wa Muranga play with his vocal on the track "Thao" it's easy to think that this is the first, but gengetone fits snuggly in a history of sheng rap based on the kapuka style beat. Kapuka is onomatopoeically named, the beats have that repetitive drum-hat-drum skip that sounds like pu-ka-pu-ka-pu. Artists like Nonini were asking women to come over using this riff long before Ochungulo family told them to stay home if they aren't willing to give it up.

Here's seven gengetone groups worth listening to.

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