The Mixtape Vol. 139

An exclusive mix of Karyendasoul's uplifting Afro House and AfroTech sounds

Having fallen in love with dance music in high school and then later taught himself the art of music production, 19-year-old Joburg-based DJ/Producer Bonga Ntozini goes by Karyendasoul, and is known for his unique Afro House and AfroTech & Deep House sounds. 

Signed to Dopewax Records by the four-time Grammy Nominee DJ/Producer Kenny Dope and managed by Surreal Sounds Music, Karyendasoul's recent works saw his track 'Eureka' featured on Dopewax Approved Compilation album by Kenny Dope, the compilation also has a Vinyl Boxset edition out via Rush Hour Record Store out in Amsterdam.

Enjoy Karyendasoul uplifting and unique mixtape filled with pure Afro House sounds and AfroTech grooves, the perfect party starter for all your festive season turn ups. 

Describe your sound. 

My sound can be best described as Electronic Afro House music; a fusion of Electronic House & Afro House elements. This is the type of sound that best describes both my DJ sets and Production side.

What's the song of the summer?

It has to be DeMajor feat. Lizwi 'Traveller' (Kususa & QueTornik Official Remix), out on Surreal Sounds Music and also featured on Black Coffee’s Ibiza 17 Appreciation Mix.

How can we use music to host better summer parties?

Music is an art used to portray a message through sounds and elements, it has the power to connect people from different walks of life. To me personally summer is more of a lively season, so parties can be orchestrated based on the kind of feel the playlist has. If our playlist is more rowdy, we will have a rowdy party, but if our playlist is more of a beach vibe, pool side lifestyle, barbecue etc then we're most likely to have a chilled vibe. So it all depends on the summer playlist we have.

Silly season is here. What are your tips for surviving?

Drink responsibly, spend much more time with your loved ones and stay safe on the roads. We need to see ya’ll again in the new year.

What's in this mix you made us?

Some of my favourite tracks (my own production that is). From the 20th minute going all the way in to the end, you will get to hear some new unreleased material by yours truly, so buckle up, it’s gonna be a very amazing journey.

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