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Africa Gets Physical Vol. 3 by Get Physical Music

Get Physical gets ready for the third installment of its Africa Gets Physical series, this time compiled by Blanka Mazimela and featuring a host of exclusive new music.

Africa Gets Physical Vol. 3 by Get Physical Music Photo by Get Physical Music
Unwind, Relax, and Breathe

This compilation series has proved hugely successful for Get Physical with a careful A&R approach that has unearthed a wealth of electronic musical talent from Africa, helping to bring the global attention it deserves. Previous chapters have featured some of the biggest names in the scene, alongside rising talent and this latest offering provides more of the same. 

Compiler Blanka Mazimela has tracks EPs like "Phezulu" on Get Physical and has been mentored by fellow label regular Ryan Murgatroyd. Blanka is the content head for Soul Candi's Institute of Music as well as the head of musical composition. He was previously the head lecturer at Soul Candi's Institute of Music which has music production courses licensed out to over 30 Boston campuses all around South Africa.

The collection kicks off with Blanka Mazimela featuring Korus & Sobantwana and their fantastic "Gcwanini", a deep house groove with afro drums and the most spellbinding vocal. From there is a run of previously unreleased tunes taking in gems like the shuffling grooves of "Euphoria" by Nizhe DeSoul, the bump, and grind of Shivers Bw's "Tsodilo" and darker, stuttering drum programming of Tau and Sterio T's "Afterlife".

Every track brings a different take on South African house with Aso Tandwa ft Bongani Mehlomakhulu rising up with spiritual vocals and poignant chords on "Ithemba" and the rattling hits and almost UK funky style upbeats of KAARGO's "Dimensions" really awakening your soul. DJ Clock is up next with a track that will soon be a single on the label, the excellent "Mudih" featuring Kekelingo. Label mainstay Ryan Murgatroyd impresses as always with his serene "Khuzeka". The final unreleased treasure is Jamlud's "Your Lips", an edgy and percussive track that is filled with suspenseful chords and whispered vocals.

This is another essential and eye-opening collection of fantastic house tracks from all involved.

Various Artists - Africa Gets Physical Vol. 3
Release Date 11th September 2020
Label Get Physical Music

Tracklist
01. Blanka Mazimela feat Korus, Sobantwana - Gcwanini
02. Nizhe DeSoul - Euphoria
03. Kopoy Zukar - Izalamane
04. Shivers Bw - Tsodilo
05. Tau, Sterio T - Afterlife
06. Soulcool - Zulu Screams
07. Aso Tandwa ft Bongani Mehlomakhulu - Ithemba
08. Frank Ru feat. Tizzy Fresh - Oya
09. Vanco - We'nsizwa
10. KAARGO - Dimensions
11. Karyendasoul - Take Me Alive
12. DJ Clock feat. Kekelingo - Mudih
13. Caliber AfroFusion - Umlayezo
14. Ryan Murgatroyd feat. Sobantwana - Khuzeka
15. Thandi Draai - Iris
16. Bruce Loko feat Biishop - After Hours
17. Jamlud - Your Lips