Operate Berlin presents a night of 2Step & UK Garage with Ben Mono (Strictly Rhythm), Pierre-Estienne & White Nite

//OPERATE\\ (Berlin, Farbfernseher) is coming to Cape Town!
Bringing you the Garage goodness that originated in the U.K. And comin’ at ya via Berlin.

While primarily seen as a UK phenomenon speed garage and its successor 2-step had a profound influence on the house and kwaito scene in South Africa. While the original tempo of speed garage (in the high 120s to 130bpm) was too fast for local tastes DJs began spinning records at 33rpm instead of 45 essentially slowing down the tempo. Local musicians took advantage of this unique tempo and sound, creating the unmistakable slowed down and bass heavy tracks we recognise as kwaito today. Garage records were even sampled by some of the leading lights in kwaito like Trompies, DJs @ Work, Doc Shebeleza, and Arthur. While the standard take on kwaito is that it is slowed down house combined with local influences from marabi and maskhandi amongst others, it is perhaps more accurate that it is slowed down garage music. – Justin Slack

Brace yourself to hear only the best in UKG. 2-STEP and Underground House flavas brought to you by BEN MONO (Strictly Rhythm), Pierre-Estienne & White Nite
R50 before 11pm, R80 thereafter

ERA – 71 Loop Street, Cape Town CBD

6th April 2017


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