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House Afrika Sessions Vol. 8

House Afrika Sessions Vol. 8

Vinny Da Vinci – DJ Strat3gy – Tim White – Enosoul

HAR201707. 29th September 2017

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You know the deep is going to get you when House Afrika unveil their all new ‘Sessions’ collection. For this mega four-disc set, Enosoul and Tim White – who helmed the last volume alone – are joined on this by original House Afrika selector Vinny Da Vinci and DJ Strat3gy.

Vinny Da Vinci is the don of deep and he leads off this session’s sets with a suitably dreamy and underground mix. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of hearing Vinny live in person, it’s all here: deft basslines offset by dreamy chords, and textures that touch on jazz and dub. The producer’s names may be not be too familiar – the likes of Mr. Beatnik, &ME and Mano Le Tough – but they share a uniquely Vinny sound.

DJ Strat3gy is up next, and the Hit Refresh founder doesn’t disappoint: this is quality, future-facing deep house with a delicious tracklist. Rocco leads it off with a spoken word statement of intent, before the mix glides through tracks by the likes of DJ Merlon featuring Black Coffee and Khaya Mthethwa – a vocal-tech beast – and edgy, atmospheric cuts from Charles Webster, Cravity featuring Mthi Wa Afrika and more.

Next up is Enosoul and soul is the name of the game. The vibe is a little more sunny, with tracks by Tronix Deep featuring Tellaman and Lastee, Brewed Souls and Enosoul himself luxuriating in sweet vocals and warm, jazzy melodies. This is house that’s perfect for the clubs and slow Sunday afternoons.

“Sunday Lounging” is also synonymous with Tim White, who signs us out on an understated tip. Including super-deep cuts from Mzansi acts like Sean Munnick and Dwson, this session is a smoking one built from bad-ass basslines, sweeping synths, wistful chords and whispered vocals. It also includes cuts from faves-in-SA like Rocco and Jimpster.

‘Sessions 8’ is another varied and compelling compilation from the masters of the art, and a signpost for a strong Mzansi house culture – cop a copy now.

Disc 1: Vinny Da Vinci
01. Wanvel – Nuits Sonores (Original Version)
02. Nice Deepness – Revenge
03. Michael Oberling – Last Call
04. Eric Ericksson – Love Cannot (Mr. Beatnik Dub)
05. Ricky Ryan & Kosmas – Lost Angeles
06. Kant – Close (Original Mix)
07. BiG AL & Christos Fourkis feat. Sha’Aban Yahya – A Dream In Bali (Cee ElAssaad Voodoo Remix)
08. Hemi – Gentle (Kyodai Remix)
09. &ME – The Rapture
10. Batongo – Aguirre (Mano Le Tough Remix)

Disc 2: DJ Strat3gy
01. Rocco – L.Gee’s Stories (Main Mix)
02. Deep Sen – Shadow World (Original Mix)
03. DJ Merlon feat. Black Coffee & Khaya Mthethwa – Reflections (Enoo Napa Remix)
04. Dj Kabila feat. Toshi – Atsha Pha (Ticck D.H.A Club Mix)
05. Apollonia – June (Charles Webster November Mix)
06. Pastor Snow – Party 48 (Original Mix)
07. Cravity feat. Mthi Wa Afrika – Back To Black (Original Mix)
08. Dennis Cruz – El Agua (Original Mix)
09. &ME – Avalon
10. Oceanvs Orientalis – Tarlabasi (Be Svendsen Remix)

Disc 3: Enosoul
01. Rhey Osborne, Stagz Jazz & Exte C – Road Trip (Original Mix)
02. Skaiva feat. Joy – Shingirira (Spin Worx Remix III)
03. Tronix Deep feat. Tellaman & Lastee – Come Over (Original Mix)
04. Brewed Souls – Undenzeni Na (Original Vocal Mix)
05. Marc Heun – Tokio Bay (Tahir Jones Dub Mix)
06. Enosoul – Mshayiwenamba
07. Regalo Joints – The 10th Joint (Original)
08. Spin Worx – Minds Stains
09. Drumatic Soul – Evolution
10. Exte C & Enosoul – Listen Deep

Disc 4: Tim White
01. Sean Munnick – Respect My Hustle
02. Mathais G – Easy (Nuno Estevez Remix)
03. OU – Laser Clutch (Original Mix)
04. Dwson – Luna (Original Mix)
05. Luka feat. Jackie Queens – Liquid Love (Dj Tipz Re-Dub)
06. Rocco – Someday (Summer Duck Mix)
07. Finest Wear – My Illusion (Original Mix)
08. Jimpster feat. Simon Jinadu – These Times
09. Drumatic Soul – Soul Fingers
10. Pastor Snow – Flute On Steroids (Original Mix)


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