The Dank Has Landed

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The latest addition to our shop is by the Cape Town Glitch phenomenon known as ’Dank‘. His (official) debut album, ’Cooking The Books‘ is one that we’ve been loving for some time now, and it’s our pleasure to now stock this sample-laden, glitch hopping delight of an album in our Online Dope Shop.

You might have got a taste of the Dankness on the Mix n Blend album, where he features prominently. And if you haven’t, buy ‘Cooking The Books’ it in the next two weeks, and you’ll get the Mix n Blend - Look Mom No Hands Remixes EP free!!

Here’s some info on this dude Dank: He’s a DJ/Producer that’s been doing his thing out of Cape Town for about 6 years now, and doing it damn well. He lists his interests as: Vintage Analog Synths and Keyboards, DJ’ing and Fish.

In his own words, he explains the album as being: “A mix of genres which glides across the spectrum from new school swing to head-bob, hip-hop stuff with squelchy old analogue bass, to down tempo eclectic stuff”. Right now, he’s killing it with his current project called Sedge Warbler, a duo consisting of himself and Disco Israel (P.H.Fat).

Now get in there, and get yourself some Dankaliciousness from the Dope Shop!!.

Posted by bakaman on 11/30 at 07:37 AM
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Closet Snare Album Launch

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Closet Snare is launching their debut album, ”Live At The Armchair Theatre” next Wednesday at the most potent live venue in Cape Town - The Assembly, with other African Dope chums, Mix n Blend and 7ft Soundsystem on the bill. We’ve put their album up in our Online Dope Store as of today for Pre-Order. (Physical CD’s only, and we’ll send you a copy of the full album on MP3 while you wait… cause we’re the good guys.

The talent in this group is so abundant, I’m going to stop writing right now, and start an elaborate cut, paste and edit mission:

Closet Snare is a project involving a select group of talented and experienced musicians along with Visual Artist The Grrrl.
Between the lot of them, they’ve recorded and worked with the likes of: Johnny Clegg, Melanie Scholtz, Plush, Godessa and Max Normal, Paul Hamner, Marcus Wyatt, Just Jinger, Zim Ngqwana, Miriam Makeba, Faya Faku and Jimmy Dludlu.

Listen to Closet Snare On Soundcloud

The project was conceptualized 5 years ago, and it is only now that these much talked about ideas are able to become a musical reality. The group is a platform where the musicians performing may produce music without any boundaries, genres or trends.

Members include: Mr.Sakitumi - Machines and Keyboard, Kesivan Naidoo - Drums, Lee Thomson - Trumpet, Mark Buchanan - Electric Guitar/Sampler/Fretless bass-9-String, Shane Cooper - A.K.A. Card on Spokes - Electric Bass, and The Grrrl - Visuals.

They’ve all been to Europe and back many times over, and they’ve played at tippity top festivals like: ‘North Sea Holland’, ‘MontrĂ©al Jazz Festival’ and ‘The Chilemontana Jazz Fest’ to name but a few.

Beat that! Enjoy the jazz,
African Dope

Posted by bakaman on 11/11 at 02:21 PM
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The Mad Skills of Mr.Sakitumi (!!Free Track!!)

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We’re getting ready to drop Mr.Sakitumi’s debut album early next year, and if you don’t know him, then we’re excited enough about it for the both of us. Sign Up To Our Mailing List To Get A Free Download of ‘Element Of Supplies’ a track on the upcoming work of wonder (aka: album). (And if you’re already on the mailing list, click here to update your details and you’ll get the track)

Here’s the name drop:

Mr. Sakitumi has played a whole-wide-world of instruments, (from drums, through guitar, past double-bass, and far beyond) in some of the most reputable acts in South Africa, including Krused & Sorted, Max Normal, LARK, Goldfish, Freshly Ground, Battery 9, Closet Snare, Godessa, Gazelle and Teba. He’s played at festivals like: Pukkelpop (Belgium), Lowlands (Netherlands), Face fest (Finland) and Oppikoppi (South Africa).  Basically.. He’s the sh*t.

Posted by bakaman on 11/09 at 09:29 AM
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New Dope Items in the Online Dope Store!!

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Check out the new Dopeness in our Online Store!!

Firstly, we have Kalahari Surfers’ new downtempo, dubstep-inspired delight called ‘One Party State’. (Available in MP3 Only)

Then we have ‘Breakin’ ZA’, a double-CD compilation of the best that the local and international breakbeat and electronic music has to offer. (Available in CD Only)

And finally, we’ve uploaded the slick-as-hell Tykoon Suit CD ‘Smart Casual’, which we’ve finally got around to making available again!! (Available in CD Only)

So get in there and check it out!! And remember to sign up to our mailing list for exclusive Dope news and free tracks!!

Posted by bakaman on 11/01 at 09:41 AM
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