Watch: Documentary on South African Hip-Pop Electro Duo Dirty Paraffin

Fun Fact: Smiso “Okmalumkoolkat” Zwane  and Zamani “Dokta SpiZee” Xolo, together Dirty Paraffin (pictured above), are very cool guys. I am a fan of unfolding cultural phenomena, especially when it pertains to fresh perspectives of youth urban trends and culture. Colloquial-isms, localisms, fashion, hairstyles, and lifestyle all fascinate me. My interest in making a short documentary on South African duo Dirty Paraffin was inspired by their Slick Rick approach in making lyrically humorous […]

 

Event Recap: Throwdown by AfriPOP! (Photos)

We jammed at Throwdown by AfriPOP! this weekend. The monthly gig is becoming a staple for anyone looking for music beyond the playlists of commercial radio stations. Underground and going places MC Choc headlined the event in downtown Johannesburg. On the decks were the lovely DJ Soulo Starr and DJ Party Time. You might know Party Time as one of half of the Dirty Paraffi cheap xenical n duo. Download […]

 

Joburg Event: Throwdown by AfriPOP! + Exclusive Mix by DJ Party Time (Dirty Paraffin)

Music acts who dare to break the mold are finally getting the recognition they deserve. Spoek Mathambo’s Father Creeper album released by Seattle based Sub-Pop Records and Sony Africa was a neon sign that the world is ready to hear what urban South Africa has to offer. It's so rare to hear the electro-kwaito-can’t-box-it-it-so-awesome beats that are propelling the likes of Mathambo and Dirty Paraffin to global recognition. Well, it […]