Peverelist - Peverelist Meets Tshetsha Boys
Little bit of back story…
Way back in 2010, Honest Jon’s released a compilation called ‘Shangaan Electro’. It was a colleciton of New Wave dance music from South Africa. The tunes ran northwards of 180bpm and pulsed and seized with dizzying effect. While typical western dance music is time stamped and controlled by bass, Shangaan Electro was characterized by its almost complete lack thereof. Shangaan perpetually existed within the spaces between bass kicks. The compilation was met with much praise and press.
Fast forward to 2012 and Honest Jon’s releases another compilation; ‘Shangaan Shake’. Collecting a series of 12” vinyl only remixes commissioned by the label, this two disc set showcased some of the most experimental and adventurous techno that was coming out at the time. The set was a championing of curation and featured the likes of Mark Ernestus, Actress, Hype Williams and Theo Parrish just to name a few. Where ‘Shangaan Electro’ offered a kitschy look into another cultures musical scene the ‘Shake’ compilation brings it full circle onto the most forward thinking dance floors. This music was made for sampling and ‘Shangaan Shake’ proved it.