Honest Jon's to Release South African Dance Music Compilation - XLR8R

Honest Jon's to Release South African Dance Music Compilation

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Eclectic UK global-beat/electronic label Honest Jon's has culled some of its favorite tunes from esoteric South African producers for a forthcoming compilation highlighting the region's vibrant dance music scene. Entitled Shangaan Electro, the 12-track release focuses on a style called shangaan, which is a super-fast (around 180 BPM) sound that utilizes plenty of marimba, organ, and vocal sampling. Among the artists involved are Tshetsha Boys, Zinja Hlungwani, Nkata Mawewe, and BBC, each of whom have at least two songs on the compilation. You can check out more info on the release—including video and MP3 samples of the music—here before Shangaan Electro is released July 6.