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L.A. Beat Collective Soulection Are In South Africa

L.A.-based record label/radio show/cultural platform Soulection head to South Africa in February for events in Cape Town and Johannesburg.


Words by Zach Weg & Alyssa Klein

Prolific beat collective Soulection just turned four-years-old, and now the Los Angeles-based record label/radio show/platform is headed to South Africa for a series of events in Cape Town and Johannesburg this month. First up, Honolulu-based producer Mr. Carmack hits Cape Town Electronic Music Festival on Saturday, February 7th (22:00-23:00 at the Audiotorium). Then, on Tuesday, February 10th, Soulection's The Sound of Tomorrow at The Side Show will feature DJ sets by Soulection co-founder Joe Kay and The Whooligan (aka San Francisco's Julio Galvez), alongside Cape Town's own SLABOFMISUSE, global future bass producer Maramza, White Nite, and a few special guests. Lastly, Joe Kay and The Whooligan will head to Johannesburg for an event co-hosted by SA beat platform Weheartbeat (who are also bringing down Young Fathers later this month) at The Poolside in Maboneng, featuring sets from Raiko, JustThembaSymaticsY∆NO$$, and Polyestervelcro.

Soulection's Mr. Carmack, Joe Kay & The Whooligan in South Africa:

Sat., 7 Feb: Mr. Carmack @ Cape Town Electronic Music Festival - City Hall, Cape Town (Tickets)

Tues., 10 Feb: Joe Kay, The Whooligan & surprise guest @ The Side Show - Cape Town (More info + Tickets)

Sat., 14 Feb: Joe Kay & The Whooligan - Secret Show

Sun., 15 Feb: Weheartbeat & Soulection present The Sound of Tomorrow, at Poolside, Johannesburg (More info + Tickets)

For more from the Soulection crew, listen to Malawian producer Atu's stunning 'Pictures On Silence' LP and Sango's Brazilian-inspired 'Da Rocinha 2' beat tape.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

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