south african soul funk mix | listen



01. Phillip Mallela – Love Hangover
02. Spirits Rejoice – I’m So Strong Now (What Does It Matter)
03. The Shyannes – Osakai
04. The VIP’s – Bantu Bakithi
05. The Sound Diggers – He Went Back
06. The Moving Targets – Groovy Girl
07. Zorro Five – Good Books
08. E. Mbatha – My Friend
09. Letta Mbulu – Mahlalela (Lazy Bones) (S.A. only 45 version)
10. Herbert Xulu – Preasent Beat City
11. Phillip Mallela with J.B. Express – ??
12. Spirits Rejoice – Papa’s Funk
13. Pacific Express – The Way It Used To Be
14. Phillip Mallela – Tiba Kamo
15. Daffodils – Mzimhlophe Freeway
16. Carlos Dje Dje – Suffer
17. Spirits Rejoice – Happy And In Love
18. Batsumi – Anishilabi

The rhythm and raw soul in this mix, complete with rare music which can only be found in SA, aptly captures the spirit and colour of Mzantsi.

Love it so much.



wear your (pop) art on your sleeve.

Ever since I saw the classic Warhol film Chelsea Girls, my obsession with
all things pop art , particularly the likes of Jean-Michel Basquait, Pauline Boty, Andy
Warhol (obv) , Banksy, Damien Hirst, and Roy Lichtenstein began.

Designers like Betsey Johnson, Vivienne Westwood, Valentino,
Heatherette and Lisa Perry captured the fashion
world’s imagination with bold references to pop
culture highly visible in their work.

The look is pure, colour drenched
eye porn, with stars like Rita Ora, Katy Perry &
Nicki Minaj comfortably adopting this as their
signature look.
Fashion editors have even coined the phrase “Kidult” to
describe the colourful, childlike essence of the look
embraced by serious fashionistas and Jane Soaps on
the street alike.

Cartoon tees, pop art dresses,
sneakers and retro pop culture figures prominently
featured in garments & statement accessories make for a light-hearted, expressive journey to a place where art boldly meets fashion.

(Pictured: Andy Warhol shift dresses by US designer Lisa Perry;
Roy Lichtenstein Chuck Taylor high-tops;
Lisa Perry takes on KAWS;
Valentino does a Basquait collection of day wear and handbags.)