Shekhinah – Suited

Shekhinah released the visuals to her single Suited and we are in love with everything that she is serving. The South African songstress discovered on South African Idol Season 7 has curved out a unique path for herself releasing some amazing house influenced, soul infused songs that has her walking her own very distinctive path and we absolutely love her, Shekhinah is so current and just at the cusp of global recognition.

In Suited Shekhinah sings of a love that’s suited for each other, tailor made. The visual she her and her love interest share moments together, take a trip to the tattoo shop and hit a spot to drink and dance the night away with a group of friends.

Check out the visuals below:

Real Scenes: Johannesburg

Anyone who knows me, knows of my not so secret love affair with Africa furthermore the obsession with the budding South African House Scene that has dominated the airwaves and cemented itself as more than a contender but the trendsetter. Casting my mind back we have both come a long way from the late nights stake outs (2007/08)  just to hear a full mix on Kiss FM to its now readly availability online and legal attendance of raves haha (raves?? …how cool).

Well I recently come across this short documentary that showcases the rise of the scene in and around Johannesburg, talking with a number of Dj’s and pioneers of the Kwaito genre the film explores the factors that have influence the genre and the power that it hold in changing lives around the ‘towships’ of Johannesburg. Check out the full documentary below.

RA tells the remarkable story of the South African city’s thriving house scene.
South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world, and Johannesburg is the beating heart of their scene. If you’re looking for proof, there is no need to visit a nightclub. In turning on a television, listening to the radio or walking down the street, it’s clear that a 4/4 pulse is the metronome of everyday life. The city’s preferred sound—vocal-led, percussive, melodic—is largely at odds with what’s popular in other international markets; this coupled with cripplingly slow internet speeds goes someway to explaining SA’s absence from the global house music conversation.