Over the past 10 years house music was become the signature sound of South African youth culture. With growing interested in SA house from across the world, two of South Africa's most important independent record labels, African Cream Music and Soul Candi, have come together for a brand new compilation showcasing the finest house music to come out of the country in recent years.
Featuring 11 club hits and crossover anthems from some of the nation's most talented artists, The Essential South African House Trip 2015 is a must-have for any DJs or ravers worth their salt. The compilation was released on 7 August and is distributed by Africori.
The album showcases sublime tracks from the phenomenal super-group Mi Casa, international mainstay Cuebur, Metro FM DJ Mo Flava, as well as recent hits from relative newcomers Andyboi and Hyenah, this stunning album covers the full spectrum from a nation that has become the biggest consumer of house music in the world.
African Cream Music has established itself in the art of bringing top artists, both legends and fresh talent, to life by creating exceptional compilations. Their success stems from their beautiful and instantly recognisable branding and their tendency to tap into various styles and sounds to combine all sorts of talents in creating albums that truly reflect the sound of the continent. Founder and CEO of African Cream, Alex Agulnik, said of the new album: "We were incredibly discriminating in our selection of who to include in this album. It's jam-packed with hits!"
Kid Fonque, who features on the album and is the Label Manager of Africa's most influential dance label, Soul Candi, had this to say about the album: "The music on this album covers what has been wrecking dancefloors across townships, festivals, taverns and the airwaves for the past couple of years. Take a listen and be updated as to what's going on."
Listen to the album below or buy it on iTunes.