South Africa’s dance-music scene has been coming on strong for years, bringing transformative musical innovation and fresh vibes to the genre.
One of the area’s emerging acts is Afro Brotherz, a duo composed of childhood friends DJ Click DrumSoul and DJ Mohamed. Both mixmasters grew up together in Mpumalanga and have explored a host of dance floor styles over the years.
After scoring success with Afro Brotherz feat. Gentlemen & Happy V’s “Regular” and Afro Brotherz & DjCider’s “Mexican Girl,” the duo raised their profile even higher last year with the Drumsoul Music EP for Afrocentric Records.
The twosome return to the label on February 2 with their follow-up Tick Tock EP, boasting remixes by Silvano Del Gado and label boss Cory Centric.
Ahead of the EP’s release, we asked the Brotherz to share their five tracks of the moment.
Prince Kaybee ft. Lady Zamar – “Charlotte”
We can’t get enough of this track. We have been playing the promo for months now and feature it in all our sets. It’s a sure-fire floor filler with just the right amount of soul.
Revolution, XtetiQsoul & Sio – “Running”
A track that really makes you want to dance featuring our Afrocentric Records label mate Xtetiqsoul with outstanding vocals from SIO. This one will run and run!
Da Capo – “The Animal II”
This is a special track for us and a regular in our sets. You can really feel the emotion that went into producing it. The piano melody is really simple, but yet so effective. When the groove drops … whoa! Expect dance floor mayhem!
Culoe De Song – “Rambo”
No one makes house like Culoe. “Rambo” is just crazy. We play it at all the festivals and it gets the whole crowd dancing. Another track which is simple, yet so effective. As producers we know these are the hardest type of tracks to make.
Pastor Snow – “Homeland”
Pastor is one of our homeboy’s and an extremely talented musician. “Homeland” includes just the right blend of instrumentation and Afro flavors. It’s been out for a while, but we use it as a set closer.