House Afrika Is A Feeling

The legendary House Afrika crew will be spreading some dancefloor affection at a killer event in May featuring three top-notch international DJs.

“House is a feeling” goes the famous phrase, and nobody knows this better than the House Afrika crew, who’ve been trawling the genre’s deepest waters and piloting its bravest ventures for over two decades.

House Afrika are now spreading the love at a not-to-be-missed event featuring three revered international names, Lars Behrenroth (Deeper Shades Of House), Andy Compton (Peng) and Ralf GUM (GOGO Music), at The Bank on Thursday 5 May. This overseas contingent will be ably backed-up by SA’s best, including House Afrika’s Tim White, DJ Stat3gy and Vinny Da Vinci, plus special guest DJ Christos.

The trio of overseas guests have a deep affinity with South Africa. Lars Behrenroth has remixed a number of local acts and regularly drops deep South Afro-house in his highly-regarded online radio sets and at club gigs, and this affinity will no doubt be exemplified by the excellence on the decks he’s displayed on previous visits.

Andy Compton’s kinship with the SA house community was sealed in 2010 when he packed venues across the country on his debut trip (following a decade during which his Peng label and Rurals moniker infiltrated local floors and compilation CDs). His recent Kholofelo Remixed release on House Afrika featured no less than eight contributions from SA producers, including blazing prospects like Magic Soul, Da Capo and DJ Bullet. His return will no doubt be rapturously received.

Ralf GUM is so at home here he’s temporarily relocated. His GOGO Music label is acclaimed globally and has issued tracks by SA acts like Black Coffee, Shana and DJ Christos, and he recently worked floors across the country (including the massive Vodacom Unlimited Festival) with his deeply delicious beats.

If this gig wasn’t hot enough already, the international spinners are supported by the House Afrika crew and the legendary DJ Christos, who’ll play their part in an eight-hour rhythm marathon that starts at 8pm and ends at 4am, all for just R100 at the door (ladies get in free before 10:30).

Check the Facebook event here, and watch the interview with Ralf GUM above, shot recently at the Vodacom Unlimited Festival by Don’t Look Down.