The Mixtape Vol. 179

Scottthegirl brings a taste of what we can expect at the Fakugesi Bloc Party

Whether its house, R'nB, soul, grime or electronic – Scottthegirl has a firm grasp on setting the tone of a party. Focusing on connecting with her dance floor, hitting the groove and taking the crowd along for the ride, she will be performing at the Fak'ugesi Beats Bloc Party in Johannesburg on Saturday 29 September.

Working as a Field Marketing Specialist at Red Bull by day, co-founder of an all female running movement known as The Pack and of course a DJ, find out a bit more about Zama Mthethwa after the jump. 

What's your sound story?

I think my sound story goes back to when I was around 10 and really having a huge interest in how music is made, production has always been a big deal to me. To this day I think the majority of the music I'm drawn to is heavily influenced by how the song is produced. I don't tie myself down to a specific genre, I love music holistically.

Which bands did you grow up listening to and what are you into nowadays?

My household consisted of a lot of Motown Funk and my nan was a famous singer in our neighbourhood so her sound played a huge role in what we listened too. Everything from Luther Vandross, Anita Baker, George Michael, Hugh Masekela and Brenda Fassie were some of my childhood favs.

What's your favourite music festival and why?

I think any festival that can bring diverse acts is a favourite for me, I believe in experiencing a vast mix of sounds and music that I've not being exposed too before. On that note Fakugesi Bloc Party is coming up in a couple of weeks, after the jump we had last year I'm really keen for this year.

Describe your dance style.

I'm not much of a dancer to be fair, a young head bop here and there is what I'd most likely be doing.

Who are your favourite artists to collaborate with?

I've not made any kind of music, I do wish to change that one day. I do not have an artist specifically but I think I'd want to collaborate with other creative individuals who are bringing a different flavour to the game. I see a collaboration with a producer, we have so much talent in SA when it comes to production especially in the electronic/house space.

Tell us about this mix you've made for us.

I think this mix will give you an idea on the kind of sound I'll be going for come the 29th of September, a mixture of some old and new bangers from Entropie, Bonobo, Suedebrown and Evil Needle to name a few. A bit of house, electronica and nu wave to give you the right setting for a ScottTheGirl set very bass heavy as you'd expect.

Where can we watch you play and keep up with all the things you're doing?

Fakugesi Bloc Party is the only place to be on the 29th catch me there dropping some tunes, follow me on Instagram to see where I'm playing and making people dance.

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