An air of mystery seems to surround electronic South African newcomers Dahl Hates Disco.
Is it a concept? A music collective? An experiment of sorts? Perhaps. For now, nobody really knows. In mid-2016 they released their debut single 'Endless Motion' (Come With Me).
Despite a lack of social media presence and shunning radio interviews, the single ended up being charted/playlisted on 35 SA radio stations , Top 100 SA Shazams, music video on MTV, Trace, M-net, Club 808 and multiple reviews in local and international music blogs.
Their debut EP 'Some People' is finally ready and will be released Sept 22 (iTunes) and contains 4 original tracks and two remixes by internationally renowned producers Abicah Soul (Chicago), Cuebur (Jhb) & UPZ (Jhb). Soundcloud Preview
Their debut EP, Dahl Hates Disco explore various sub genres within the house music soundscape including pop-melodic house, afro house, and indie-house. Lyrically, they seek to avoids the cliché and mundane, and cover an array of topics touching on humanity's inner search whilst providing a take on social commentary, whilst leaving the overall message universal and open to the listener’s interpretation, as art should be. Their next single is “So Long ” which combines afrocentric influenced house music production with moody pop-indie vocals reminiscent of bands like Empire of the Sun.
Listen to Dahl Hates Disco - 'Some People' EP below!
1. Talking In My Space
2. So Long
3. Endless Motion
4. Some People
5. Endless Motion (UPZ & Abicah Soul Remix)
6. Some People (Cuebur & UPZ Remix)
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soWHAT Records is boutique label based in Johannesburg and established 2007. The label has released productions and singles from leading SA producers like Black Coffee, Black Motion, UPZ, Cuebur and Qness and have featured vocalists such as Maleh, Proverb, Harrison Crump and Kafele (USA). Stand out singles include Pure Surprise by UPZ, 'Uzongilinda' by Qness, 'Endless Motion' by Dahl Hates Disco, 'Believing' by UPZ and 'Afrika Wo-man' by Black Motion & UPZ and 'Love is Not For Hire' by Avi Elman (Black Coffee Rmx) and have licensed to labels Soul Candi, Sheer, Defected, Strictly Rhythm, Objektivity (Dennis Ferrefer) and more.