A Fresh CUT from OXIA

New Moby Dub Mix by OXIA – Why Does My Heart Feel So Bad

Olivier Raymond AKA Oxia was born in 1971 in Grenoble, France. He got into music such as disco & funk in his early teens. While in college, his friendship with Stephane Deschezeaux kick-started a musical journey, with a debut on a local Funk radio show. At 15 years of age, Olivier already had started mixing; his mixes were influenced by a large spectrum of music styles: Funk, Italo-disco, New Wave and the early Chicago and New-York House scene.

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By 1991, Stephane and Olivier bought their first bits of equipment and started to compose music. Not too long after that, Olivier became a resident DJ at a club in Grenoble, jumpstarting a career in electronic music. By 1994, Stephane and Olivier’s live act ‘Oxia’ was born. In 1995, they met The Hacker, Alex Reynaud and Kiko in Grenoble. That same year Olivier created Ozone records together with Kiko, where Oxia released their first EP. Continue reading “A Fresh CUT from OXIA”

New piece from Sean Munnick

Sean Munnick is 1 half of Munnibrotherz brother of the late Four7 nigurr.

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Brothers from a small town called Port Elizabeth on the coast of South Africa. We basically grew up listening to all sorts of music but simultaneously took an interest in #minimal / #tech/ #electro house. We started producing, or more like playing around on production software since 2004 and djing since 2006. Over the years we’ve progressed a lot production wise and started playing Continue reading “New piece from Sean Munnick”

New Gorillaz Mixtape Inspired by kick-ass Female Electronic Musicians

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Gorillaz member Noodle shared a eclectic mix exclusively featuring work by women artists, with material spanning the last 50 years.

For the 30-minute selection, the cartoon artist ties together tracks from Hyperdub affiliate Fatima Al Qadiri, American electronic music pioneer Laurie Anderson, Canadian art pop musician Grimes, and more. : source Thump

It seems like slowly but surely, animated aughties musical sensation Gorillaz are making their way back into the zeitgeist, releasing a a slew of new (non-music) content in the build-up to the release of a brand new album.  : Source papermag Continue reading “New Gorillaz Mixtape Inspired by kick-ass Female Electronic Musicians”

who is Kay Faith

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The hook to Kwesta and AKA’s latest single, “Day Ones”, was recorded by a 23-year-old woman called Kay Faith, at Cape Audio College in Cape Town. At the time, it was still the Angolan rapper, E-Jay, and the producer Tweezy’s song. She was working on the two’s collaborative EP – which ended up being E-Jay’s Apartheid EP, after he and Tweezy had a fallout.

Kay Faith, whose real name is Karien Barnard, calls herself a hip-hop engineer/ producer. “At the beginning of 2015, I said I’m going to be a hip-hop engineer. This is my new title,” she says, as we sit in a cafeteria at Cape Audio College on a Tuesday morning. Continue reading “who is Kay Faith”

Locnville Best of South Africa Electronic POP (MTV Africa Music Award Nominee)

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Twin brothers Andrew and Brian Chaplin (Locnville or previouslyLCNVL) have achieved massive success in their home territory South Africa, but after a year spent crafting and building a team in Los Angeles, they are poised to make even more musical memories on a global scale with their latest body of work, through Warner Music South Africa. Continue reading “Locnville Best of South Africa Electronic POP (MTV Africa Music Award Nominee)”