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Spoek Mathambo's Future Sound Of Mzansi Mix Series: Aero Manyelo

Download the latest in Spoek Mathambo's 'Future Sound of Mzansi' documentary mixtape series, featuring music from Aero Manyelo.


Spoek Mathambo and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba's Future Sound of Mzansi has the potential to go down as South Africa's definitive electronic music documentary. With the film set to make its world premier in two weeks at the Durban International Film Festival (and with Johannesburg and Cape Town screenings to follow in August), Spoek has promised to roll out a series of Mzansi mixtapes dedicated to artists and genres featured in the doc. So far he's delivered with top notch tapes devoted to DJ Spoko, Okmalumkoolkat, and KZN's mysterious Qgom sub-genre. This week Spoek lets Herbal 3 Records' Limpopo-born founder Aero Manyelo take the reins with a supremely infectious, bouncy, house-influenced 50 minutes of "new, exclusive, unreleased tracks and some classics from himself and the herbal3 familia." Listen on below and grab a free download while you still have a chance.

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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