artworks-000076842058-wv9wbg-original

Absolute killa’ Bacardi House track here from South African Spoek Mathambo, just killa, killa vybz.

You might be thinking what is “Bacardi House”, well we have covered it a few times previously and it is mostly associated and has been coined by another South African, DJ Spoko who did the percussive wizardry on the infamous “Township Funk” track by DJ Mujava a few years back.

Bacardi House has been fermenting for a decade. For three years in the early 2000s, DJ Spoko traveled 40 miles south to Soweto, where he studied sound engineering in the studio of Nozinja, creator of the hyper-speed, hip-shaking Shangaan Electro style. After, when Spoko built his own studio back home, he took a producer named DJ Mujava under his wing, leading to Spoko’s great but uncredited triumph, as the percussion mastermind behind Mujava’s Bacardi House indebted “Township Funk.” His sound consumed the township, passed around on numerous full-length cassette releases with names like Grave Yard Session, The All C’Ing I, and Tombs & Graves. On Ghost Town, Spoko pushes that sound’s simple yet ear-worming “space” synths, raw kicks and punishing military snares even further.

Leave a Reply