"Shisa nyama" is a term used in many South African townships to describe an informal barbecue or braai where friends come together near a butchery, to grill meat in an open fire (source: Wikipedia). Some of these places combine this tradition with their very specific kind of deep & soulful house - this backdrop gave inspiration to UPZ to put together a "Shisanyama" influenced compilation. This four track samples gives us a preview of what is to come on the album, featuring tracks from Raisal Sounds featuring Zandi, UPZ & Black Motion featuring Theo Lawson, Avi Elman & Danny J featuring Lifford and C9ine. As you would expect, this is soulful African House at its best, guaranteed to send shivers down your spine... We can't wait to get our hands on the full album...
Pick of the Week: Various "Shisanyama Sessions Vol. 1 Sampler" (soWHAT Records CD Promo)
- Written by Mike Fossati