Kwaito Tag Archive

Ethnic, Groovy

Poosh – Say Something (1991)

Check Ups by Poosh (Pumla Mtengwane) is a rarest album of Kwaito/Bubblegum released in 1991. This album include several hits such as “Check Up’s”, “Say Something”.

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Floating, Groovy

Hot Slot Machine – Hot Slot Machine (1992)

Hip-House side project of Joe Nina entitled Hot Slot Machine before his Kwaito fame. This album contained two of the genres that influenced Kwaito music.

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Ethnic, Groovy

Kamazu – Indaba Kabani (1991)

This is the fourth album released by South African singer Kamazu. The album features several great tracks including “Wafika U Baas” , “Phambile African Man” and “Indaba Kabani”.

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Floating

Yeah Bo! – Yeah Bo (1996)

Only one release by German project Yeah Bo! on small label Rave City Records in 1996. Another great and underrated single.

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Nuggets

Various Artists – Music Basement, Volumen Six (2019)

Is it possible to truly find the 10 greatest dance african tracks? We’ve gone back further, exploring what we believe are the true roots of african dance music and we’ve included more from the 1970s and ’80s since that was when history was really being made.

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Ethnic, Groovy

Ayobayo Band – Phuza Face (1990)

Composed by ZE Mtungwa and produced by Eddie Magwaza, here using the name Zenzele “Sister Monica” (also the name of one of the tracks on this album), who was also behind V.O. and Fast Move but died in the early 90s…

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Ayobayo Band – Hey Ta Da (1991)

Danny Bridgens strikes back after her smash hit Phuza Face issued one year earlier on same record company. But Hey Ta Da did not reach same fame in spite of its quality features. That’s why you find it here on  www.musicbasement.ru .

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Quinton – No More Lies (1989)

Hot 8-track album by Quinton Madlala, put together by Blondie Makhene with backing from his African Youth Band. Follow-up to Quinton’s 1986 album Heartbreaker.

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Ethnic

Jivaro – Saturday Fever (1989)

One of the few South African disco albums by Jivaro to gain international attention in recent years thanks to online diggers and DJs around the world.

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Ethnic

Mpumi – Singapore (1995)

Kariba Records present of the sought-after South African Kwaito album Singapore by Mpumi. Originally released in 1995 on Kariba Records, this album has been on the want-lists of collectors for a very long time.

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Ethnic

J.E. Movement – Ma Dea Luv (1988)

A real underrated gem by J.E. Movement that any kwaito lover should get from some dollar bin in a random record spot!

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Groovy

Doctor House – Mix To Groove (1994)

Here comes another underrated South African kwaito dancer that we discovered years ago.

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Ethnic

Kamazu – The African Man (1986)

First album released by South African singer Danny Kamazu production in 1986.

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Groovy

Sea Bee – I Wanda Why? (1994)

Originally released in South Africa in 1994 on the Mighty Good Sounds imprint, Sibi Motloung’s debut album was a hit in the earliest days of kwaito, the house-infused soundtrack of a newly democratic nation.

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Ethnic

Spirro – Speed Trap (1989)

Spirro-inspired disco with slick synths over electronic beats and half-sung, half-spoken vocals that preempt kwaito, most obviously on “Do It“.

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Ethnic

Brenda Fassie – Umuntu Ngumuntu Ngabantu (1988)

South African boogie/bubblegum by Brenda Fassie on top from 1991, check the killer title track or “Goeie More More More” or “Going Crazy“, great digital copy.

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Ethnic

The Bees – She’s A Witch (Tikoloshi) (1988)

A wicked proto-kwaito club jam by rarely known The Bees from South Africa. Released on the band’s debut album “She’s A Witch” on On Records in 1988…

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Ethnic

Novidade – Voaria (1991)

We are dealing here with a splendid release by famous Afro band Novidade. This release is the perfect example of what Afro musicians of the time were best at: combining kwaito influences with funk. The B side “Voaria” is a club house version of the A side.

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Ethnic

TMO – The Monks (1995)

Only one release by house & kwaito project from South Africa TMO. Super heavy Don Laka Productions.

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Ethnic

Senyaka – Sophiatown

Ultra obscure and in-demand late 80’s synth kwaito gem released in 1989 on Eric Frisch Productions. Amazing Senyaka!

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