The Mixtape Vol. 21

DJ Mo'Fly has some earworms for you

Morne Van Zyl quit his job in IT to focus on a more creative vocation. He is now a professional photographer specializing in people, with clients that include Red Bull, Kulula, GQ, Wired and British Airways.

But wait, there’s more.

Morne is also something of a music nut and as DJ Mo’Fly makes mixtapes “just like the old days” which he then sometimes spins at The House of Machines.

In case you're not from "the old days", this is what guys like Morne had to go through. 

"Somewhere in the late eighties I got a Blaupunkt double-casette deck. That was a happy day. I taped stuff off the radio and cursed when the DJ spoke over the song. Spent hours timing songs searching for that elusive 90 second track to fill up side A of my TDK C90. Hand-wrote track-lists and illustrated the cassette inner-sleaves. Then made copies and passed them on to friends. And unsuspecting girls. Things are different now. Easier I guess. But I still love the potential of the perfectly curated sixty or ninety minutes of music."

Perhaps it's because of this that Morne's musical knowledge is unparalleled and it’s rumoured that he’s yet to lose a music round at a pub quiz in the greater Western Cape area.


"Henry Rollins may, or may not have, coined the phrase ‘musical archaeology’. I subscribe to that school of thought. I like to go digging. Get my hands dirty. Dust in my underpants. This mix reflects much of what I love about music. It’s the old and the new. Fifties doo-wop meets electronic. Surf, punk rock, hip-hop, desert folk-rock, synth pop, indie rock, jazz."
Here’s what’s on the mix:
The Toads - Morpheus
Sleaford Mods - Tweet Tweet Tweet
Ruts - Staring At The Rude Boys
The Jesus & Mary Chain - Who Do You Love
Genius Gza - Duel Of The Iron Mic
The Field - From Here We Go Sublime
Giant Sand - Satellite
Panda Bear - Mr Noah
Spoon - I Summon You
Primal Scream - Exterminator
Dr. Octagon - Blue Flowers
Gayngs - No Sweat
Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Supplier
Cold Cave - The Trees Grew Emotions And Died
Dirty Beaches - ELLI
Glass Candy - Beautiful Object
A$AP Rocky - Pharsyde (feat. Joe Fox)
Colin Stetson - This Bed Of Shattered Bone
The Flamingos - I Only Have Eyes For You
Enjoy this “monolithic slab of ear-love” and if you want more then be sure to like him on Facebook and follow him on Twitter and click this for further listening.