Black Disco - "Night Express" (Night Express) Matsuli Records
A 2016 reissue of this 1976 favorite. Released during the heyday of Soweto Soul. Featuring Pops Mohamed on organ; Sipho Gumede on bass
Outernational Meltdown - "Amagoduka (Migrant Workers)" (Jazzin' Universally) B+W Music
Recorded in 1995 in both Cape Town and J'Burg, it was produced by Black Disco's Pops Mohamed and Sipho Gumede!
Keleketla! - "Freedom Groove (On-U Sound Mix)" (Keleketla! Remixes) Ninja Tune Records
Ninja Tune artist and label founder Coldcut travels to Johannesburg to work with the Keleketla collective. Remixed by UK dub producer Adrian Sherwood.
Freshlyground - "Nomthandazo" (Take Me to the Dance)
2012 release from Cape Town-based band blending traditional Kwela and African folk with contemporary rock and electronica. The song title is the female version of a name meaning "prayer."
Benjamin Ball - "Flash a Flashlight" (Boogie Breakdown: South African Synth Disco 1980-84) Cultures of Soul Records
Compiled by COS head honcho Deano Sounds in collaboration with Johannesburg-based DJ Okapi from the Afro-Synth blog and record store, Boogie Breakdown serves up two tracks apiece from six seminal acts from the era - Harari, The Cannibals, Neville Nash, Benjamin Ball, Don Laka and Al Etto – to offer a glimpse into this long-forgotten era in African music history.
Lucky Dude - "Different Colors/One People" (Victims) Shanachie Records
1993 recording from this South African reggae artist. The song praises the end of apartheid and the beginning of a new story for the nation.
Spaza - "Five Rand Are Time..." (Spaza)