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African Dope's Greatest Hit - Various

2007-07-24 12:18
Looking to relive the funky, sweat-soaked, broken-beat, acid-edge of the millennium? Try the head-bobbing "King of the Swingers" by Krushed & Sorted on for size. Jonesing for an old fashion Afro-futuristic dubbed out joint? Take a pull on the Kalahari Surfers’ “9866”. Maybe you want to re-evoke the dark days of 2002? Let Felix Laband send you flying 4/4 down the electro-paranoid stairs on “Lady from the Swamp.”

Cool, but what if you’re angling for some sound-system savagery? Teba and African Dope Soundsytem are in the house. And if you’re itching for a bit of glitch ‘n glam, then Constructus, the Real Estate Agents, Markus Wormstorm and Sibot all come in super-evil double doses. Throw in some deranged preaching from Waddy, upwardly mobile ass shakers by Mr Mo, downright dirty thumping bass spliffs courtesy of The Chronic Clan and out of skool hip-hop freak-outs by Tykoon Suit and you’ve pretty much got the definitive post-millennial Cape Town groove experience.

- Miles Keylock

Ever since the late 90s, underground dance music stalwarts and hairy slackers sooo-preme, African Dope have been releasing some of the most dope downtempo, hip-hop and electro. In 007 they’re back with a tight-ass 70 minute, 42 track DJ Mix by Krushed & Sorted that takes you romping through their back catalogue - from ass-boiling, dance-floor favourites to head-in-a-blender rarities.

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