Jackpot Jive, Vol. 1Masterlabs
Released: 9th June 2019
**Limited to 300 hand numbered copies - 180g - LP - black vinyl**
A compilation of ultra rare 45's from the deep'n'dusty crates of Johannesburg. Township jive from 1973 - 1982 - this is volume.1 of many more to come.
The profits from this release will go towards funding the construction of a studio over in Lesotho community centre "The Hub".
Limited to 300 copies - this is for the digger, ethnomusicologist and beat junkie. A combination of Sax Jive, Zulu Soul, Xhosa, Zulu Disco, Kwela, Bump Jive, and Sotho Soul.
Throughout these sub genres, determination is forever shielding the soul powered vocals and melodic liberation fusing together the pride and passion belonging to a community built on resilience. Local guitar riffs, fruity organ runs and the cry of the fearless penny whistle weaves indigenous roots throughout the body, creating an infectious boogie. Disco, Funk, Soul and Jazz are definitely in the mix. And naturally, Punk bubbles to the surface.
Regarding the conservation of these recordings, the listener can be assured that they survive true to the fundamental essence of South African culture. Restored by means of pure analogue and custom built equipment at Masterlabs in Dublin City. We’re proud to deliver a fragment of history exclusive to a society gifted in transforming extreme levels of injustice into such sonically joyous movements!
Let the contour and pulse bump us into positive elevation.