DJ and producer Das Kapital has compiled an album of 15 of the best new recordings from his Do Work Records label and it features a cross section of styles and sounds from across the Dance Music and Electronic spectrum from South African producers and artists.
Contributors to the album include:
Hendrik Joerges who was recently number 1 in the 5FM (South Africa’s Radio 1) National Dance Chart and number 2 in their overall National Chart with his remix of Mark Stent and Pascal & Pearce featuring Astryd Brown’s track Rain, which also got airtime on daytime national radio; D_Know, a techno artist with 4 EPs forthcoming on GND Records (Germany), Recode (UK), East Recordings (UK) and ARTS in Italy; Action Figure who is currently producing for Universal Records SA and recently in the South African Top 5 with recordings with new Ultra Records signing Tresor which he engineered; RVWR, producer of his own proto-Grime beats with a European release due in October; Garcon, a house and garage producer; and many others besides.
Label head Das Kapital says of the release that “This project has been years in the making. Over those years, I’ve been fortunate enough to be surrounded by some of the most interesting and talented young producers in South Africa, and I am proud to call a large part of them a part of the Do Work Records family. This album marks a rebirth in the label, with a bigger drive for cross-pollination between the many sounds and styles coming out of the camp, as well as a push for more frequent releases. (On that note, keep an eye out for the new sub-label launching soon). I wanted this album to represent the talent bubbling just under the surface in SA – In order to make that happen, I made sure the focus of the album was on the other artists, not me. Named after my monthly club night, OVERTIME, this compilation is a slice of what South African club music is about – diversity, and authenticity, no matter the style. A lot of A&Ring, and weeks of tweaks later, we have something here that represents both the breadth of the label, and the quality of our artists. With a lot of the boys now writing and producing and signing to major labels and international cult labels alike, it’s time to release this beast. Do Work 2.0 is here, and we’re working Overtime.”
Named after the club night held every month at Fiction in Cape Town, Overtime presents an uncompromising take on dancefloor genres without being too purist, while also allowing some unmistakable signature artist sounds to come to the fore.
Says Hendrik Joerges “This LP is great! Not only is the entire compilation versatile, but also on a personal level it’s showing a totally different side to production that I usually wouldn’t showcase anywhere else. I don’t like sticking to one genre and I feel as though my tracks on this LP are a show of a totally different side to my production”
Garcon states “This is a really awesome opportunity to show people who I am as an artist, and that South African music can be of international quality. I was inspired hugely by the Brazilian music scene, as well as UK artists like Kreature and Billy Kenny, and of course South African house music scene such as Culoe De Song and Black Coffee”.
Overtime represents an innovative blend of dance music styles and genres, featuring some of the best producers and DJs South Africa has to offer.