Scratcha Dva & Menzi - Beyond Gqom & Grime
A1Menzi - Shandis (Scratchclart's Rng Remix)
A2Scratchclart - Drm Walk (Menzi Remix)
A3Menzi & Scratchclart - Q
B1Scratchclart - Ic3 (Menzi Remix)
B2Menzi & Scratchclart - Nasty Nasty Nasty (Remix)

Beyond Gqom & Grime

Hakuna Kulala | Item No: 998866
Vinyl 12" | 2023 / EU – Original | New
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As a Londoner, Scratchclart has always embraced the city's melting pot of influences that seep into the city from around the globe. And just as Detroit techno and Chicago house fused with Jamaican dancehall to splinter rave into a spectrum of microgenres in the 1980s and '90s, African sounds - from Afrobeats to gqom - are currently reprogramming the DNA of British dance music, whether it's drill, grime or breakbeat. This conversation is evident on Scratchclart's visionary "DRMTRK" series of EPs, and solidified more readily on last year's "Afrotek", where he collaborated with South African producer Mxshi Mo and Baltimore beatmaker :3LON. On "Scratchclart & Menzi", he progresses further, linking with one of Durban's most celebrated, and most outward looking dance music pioneers - Menzi Shabane. Cutting his teeth as part of early gqom duo Infamous Boiz, Menzi has produced for some of South Africa's most prominent stars, including Babes Wodumo, Moonchild Sanelly, Mahotella Queens, Zolani Mahola and Zakes Bantwini. His sound has always been hard to pinpoint, simmering between kinetic taxi techno and expertly engineered cinematic club music without pausing for breath."Scratchclart & Menzi" is a fluid back-and-forth between these two musical vanguards that excavates commonalities in their approaches and exploits sonic loopholes, reworking their respective sounds into an energetic fusion of android diasporic bass pressure. First, Scratchclart strips Menzi's 'Shandis' down to its bare bones, channeling the spirit of RnG into a syrupy and soulful cybergqom shiver of elegiac pads and rattling Durban toms. Menzi's deconstruction of "DRMTRK EP III" banger 'Drm Walk' is equally as mindbending, swinging Scratchclart's rhythm and submerging it in rainfall and siren blares, slowly reassembling it into a downtempo sub-heavy groan. The duo's head-to-head 'Q' is even more impressive, opening in a fanfare of cinematic strings before dissolving into a tweaky froth of clicking drums, square wave synths, vocal cuts and woozy atmo...
Item Details
Item No:998866
Artist:Scratcha Dva & Menzi
Titel:Beyond Gqom & Grime
Label:Hakuna Kulala
Format:Vinyl 12", Vinyl, Singles, 12"
Pressing:EU – Original
Release Date:2023
Genre:Electronic & Dance
Available since:26.04.2023
Price:21,99 €
Weight:250g (plus 250g Packaging)
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