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Thandi Draai releases new compilation album, ‘Africa Gets Physical Vol.4’

It features some of the most exciting names in the South African house scene

  • Niamh Ingram
  • 22 January 2022
Thandi Draai releases new compilation album, ‘Africa Gets Physical Vol.4’

Producer, vocalist and singer Thandi Draai has released a compilation album via Get Physical Music.

Entitled ‘Africa Gets Physical Vol. 4’, the compilation consists of 17 tracks - opening with a tribal house spinner from Thakzin feat. Kitty Amor, ‘Khoisan’, packed with hefty kicks to set a deep groove.

Others featured in the album alongside Draai herself include Dawgpound, Drega and Atmos Blaq.

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“What a time for Afro Tech House,” Draai ponders. “It’s alive and vibrating through the whole universe. I am super honoured to be compiling this year's ‘Africa Gets Physical Vol 4’. Growing up with my music obsession, I used to buy compilations and vibe to the great selections: now it's my turn, and all I can say is I'm unapologetic about our African electronic music. We went in hard on this one!”

“I sourced, and collaborated with some of the best Afro Tech musicians from all around Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa to name a few. This compilation is rich in African percussion, vocals and rhythms to keep you going. It has been an intense intimate project - including sleepless nights, sleeping on studio floors, you name it, to bring the very best Afro House Vibes. There is something African for everyone to enjoy in this compilation: we added our colourful culture, intense spirituality in the music and various rhythms. This is just a taste of our African Dance Music.”

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Draai has already released music on Get Physical, via her ‘Jika’ EP, as well as various collaborative singles from this album with DJ Beekay and Candy Man.

Having already put together a mix showcasing women shaping African dance music for Mixmag, Draai has appeared on MistaJam’s Africa Week and currently holds a residency on Ukhozi FM’s Bhampa2Bhampa show - the leading radio station in Africa.

You can access the album digitally now. Check it here.

Tracklist -

01. Thakzin feat. Kitty Amor - Khoisan

02. Dawgpound - Egypt

03. Un_nown & Zikhona - Sikelela

04. Drega & Maline Aura - Mama Dear

05. Suffocate SA & Miči - Free Now

06. Thandi Draai - Iris (Atmos Blaq Remix)

07. Saint Evo - Tuhan

08. Thandi Draai & Candy Man- Out Of Africa

09. DJ Beekay & Thandi Draai - Linda

10. Kasango & Deep Narratives feat. Lizwi - Ngenani

11. Shona SA & Sazi Cele - Sekukude

12. Silvva - Jumanji

13. Khensy & Cuebur - Huwelelani

14. Afro Brotherz feat. Pixie & Lucky Keys - Amathuba

15. Thandi Draai - Jika (DJ Clock Remix)

16. BlaQRhythm - In The Jungle

17. Eltonnick & G-Wash10 feat. T_Phoenix - Osiris

Niamh Ingram is Mixmag’s Weekend Editor, follow her on Twitter

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