Cape Town label DRK&LVLY drops the first in a series of South African electronic music compilations, 'Beauty And The Beats Vol.1.'
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Cape Town's DRK&LVLY Records is a recent addition to South Africa's electronic music landscape founded a few months back by producer/DJ SLABOFMISUSE. This week the multi-genre label jumped on our radar with the launch of their Beauty And The Beats event and compilation series. Unveiled on Tuesday, the inaugural eleven track compilation is a hand-selected showcase of South African producers. Representing Cape Town beatmaking are Maramza, Card On Spokes, Dank, Seafood (Card On Spokes + Dank), Cutting Gems, Wildebeats, and labelhead SLABOFMISUSE himself. Featured earlier this week on the Micr.pluto mixed/arranged Subterranean Wavelength compilation (which Okayafrica premiered), The Watermark High and Hawkword continue to put Joburg's experimental beat scene on the map with their contributions, while Durban's electro-violin duo Veranda Panda adds their signature downtempo etherealism and PTA's Phizicist brings a jumpy, spacey dancefloor track to the mix. Stream Beauty And The Beats Vol.1 in full below and look out for more from DRK&LVLY coming up.