In celebration of our first string of SA screenings of Future Sound of Mzansi (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2A0ZzKybU1U), we’re excited to present a mix by one of the scenes most exciting emerging producers, Wildebeats.
“Computer Scientist and producer Mohato Lekena is the alter ego of South African bass/hip-hop producer Wildebeats. Having been involved with rap since before the word pimping was a compliment, Wildebeats aims to create morphed, future versions of the instrumentals he grew up on. Operating with the glowLDB collective, he hopes to soon bring more jiggle to the local scene.”
1) Ophelia x Wildebeats - Torture
2) The Brother Moves On - Party @ Parktown Mansions (Wildebeats remix)
3) Wildebeats - Oxidate
4) Wildebeats - Cape Ether
5) Wildebeats - Dikeledi Drums (2697)
6) Brandy - Who is she 2 U? (Wildebeats remix)
7) Wildebeats - Bo$$ed Up
8) Michael Jackson - Thriller (Wildebeats Button Bashers remix)
9) Wildebeats - Saxy Gel (Fever)
10) Wildebeats - S.R.G. 2 ft. Seferino
11) Madonna - She’s Not Me (Wildebeats Remix V2.0)
‘Future Sounds of Mzansi’ is a documentary, which aims to explore, express, and interrogate South Africa’s cultural landscape. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of South African popular culture. The film explores the past, present and future of the scene and its multiple sub-genres, presented through the eyes of internationally acclaimed artist Spoek Mathambo.
Azerbaijani artist Faig Ahmed draws from the rich tradition of Middle Eastern carpet weaving to spin surreal creations that seem to defy physical laws — and the staticness of cultural relics. Sometimes his carpets appear to melt, their patterns dissolving into a pool of swirling colors like an oil slick, and other times they become three-dimensional, rising up in sharp spikes that defy the two-dimensional form. These are not carpets to be walked upon. Since we introduced Ahmed on the blog last May, he has created a new body of work that will debut at Cuadro Gallery in Dubai on September 14. A unique space in Dubai’s financial center, Cuadro is a non-profit gallery where Ahmed recently completed an artist residency. Take a look at some photos from Ahmed’s studio and his new works on Hi-Fructose.