Boomkat Product Review:
DJ 0.000001 runs stacks of unreleased Shangaan missiles in a heat-seeking throwdown for leaders of the African new school, Nyege Nyege Tapes.
Giving us flashbacks to the heat of Honest Jon’s legendary 2010 compilation and its corresponding tours feat Shangaan disco dynamo Nozinja and dancers from Limpopo, DJ 0.000001’s mixtape hustles x-amount of exclusives that harness the sound’s galloping 180BPM energy in myriad mutations made between 2015-2022.
With energetic parallels in Tanzanian singeli and the Balani mix style of Mali’s DJ Diaki, Shangaan Electro is the incendiary and up-for-it party sound of Limpopo, a region of South Africa whose sound famously sped up over the decades to its breakneck current iteration, demanding ever more intricate and spellbinding footwork from its dancers. DJ 0.000001’s summary of Shangaan thru its remixes forms a party-ready rush spanning what sounds like Rian Treanor galvanising the sound with insectoid algorithms, to the adaption of RP Boo’s frenetic Chicago footwork, and punkish spins from the fringes of Nyege Nyege Tapes’ swelling number.