Loco Dice throwing his latest Track @ Savana Potente 31.10.2011

Topped 12 on RA Top50 tracks for October 2011

ZAKES BANTWINI « WASTING MY TIME » (DAN GHENACIA REMIX) PLAYED @ CIRCOLOCO & PANDEMONIUM DC10

Early djs supports and feedbacks by Robert Dietz, Ame, Osunlade, Lee Foss, Nick Curly, Dyed Soundorom, D’julz, Sascha Dive, Reboot, Shonky, Quentin Harris, Jef k, Kate Simko, Miss Jools, DJ T., Dj Spinna, Seuil, Ralf Kollmann, Jellybean Benitez, Willie Graff, Le Loup, Sascha Dive, And.Id, Melon, Ian Friday, Matthew Styles, Laurent Garnier, Rocco, DJ Yellow, Tedd patterson, Osunlade, Dani Casarano, Magda, Anthony Collins, Konrad Black

Produced by close friend Black Coffee, the original mix provides a suitably deep and meaningful platform for Bantwini’s heartfelt lyrics about phony relationships and, in turn, his soulfully immaculate delivery. Lush afro-edged rhythms lead into smart bursts of trumpet, cool double bass-lines and stirring Rhodes solos – a rich musical weave more than amplifying Bantwini’s performance.

A wealth of stylish remixes skilfully widens Wasting My Time’s dancefloor appeal. Gallic house sophisticate Rocco ups the tempo, cracking whip-smart beats against thumping kick drums and infectious metallic key stabs, as does Paris kingpin Dan Ghenacia, thanks to a fiesty vocal remix and dub fusing Gothic mood and jack-happy sass in fine style. Ghenacia’s versions have already, in fact, become a thunderous week-in-week-out staple of his Ibizan Circo Loco residency at DC10 this summer.

Elsewhere, Abicah Soul gives Bantwini further emotional room to manoeuvre, stripping things impressively back to minimal beats and deep synths, and Real Tone main man Franck Roger offers a neat, dubby riff on Black Coffee’s original production, injecting sweet Balafon melodies and additional percussive pep.

Zakes Bantwini is, undisputedly, one of South Africa’s fastest rising urban house stars. He started out as a dancer (from the age of eight) before progressing to choreography, music production and eventually recording. His profile continues to grow quickly in a country upon which all clubland eyes are currently turned; his richly musical debut album continues to earn plaudits left, right and centre both at home and abroad.

Wasting My Time is another real house, real deal, Real Tone release, as much out-and-out soul as it is dynamic dance; not to mention representative of Real Tone’s unique belief in breaking down genre barriers and chasing the groove wherever, excitingly, it wanders. Powerful deep house with ties to South Africa, Europe and the States, Wasting My Time both unites and enlightens the dancefloor.

 

LISTEN NOW :

Black Coffee Original Mix

Dan Ghenacia Remix

Dan Ghenacia Dub 

Rocco Remix

Rocco Dance Floor Remix

Abicah Soul Remix

Franck Roger Remix

 

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