Gqom

First things first: how the hell you pronounce it?

The name itself sounds like the boom of a bassline. Meaning “drum” in Zulu, Gqom is pronounced as a single syllable and starts with a palatal click reminiscent of the rhythmic kick drums of the genre.

from Gqom—The Sound from the Townships of South Africa – Indie Guides Magazine

Better than trying to explain music, you should just listen to it:

But if you prefer reading, here are some links:

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“Zanku (Leg Work)” video by Zlatan Ibile

From OkayAfrica:

Is Zanku Set to Be the New Dance Craze of 2019?

Breaking down what could become the year’s new dance craze.

With last week’s release of the video for “Zanku (Leg Work),” Zlatan Ibile has consecrated himself as the originator of the newest dance craze in afropop.

The specific origin of the name ‘zanku’ is uncertain but the dance itself, says Ibile in this interview from December, is one he noticed from his visits to The Shrine in Lagos and refashioned into a trend.

The best zanku, so far, works best in beats combining repeated foot tapping or pounding, with hands held aloft, and finished with a flourish—a stylised thrusting of one foot as if to knock down a door. Variations include a faster footwork, mimicry of slicing and screwing hand motions and the brandshing of a white kerchief, all of which is done with vigour and attitude.

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Aphex Twin – Windowlicker

Windowlicker (Acid Edit) – Aphex Twin (on 2 Mixes Not For Cash)

Ok very happy to clear this ancient question up. The album was actually named ’26 remixes for cash’ by Rob Mitchell RIP . He said I should name the album this after I told him how I dealt with all the remix payments.

Every remix I did for this up until it’s release I had met the representative or artist somewhere in central London and got paid in cash, so nobody would have my details or know where I lived.

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The Next Episode

As Dre would say:

The second episode of our radio show on Radio Free Tankwa will go on air 7PM South African time!

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So head over in time to RadioFreeTankwa.com for some flavour for your ears!

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