DJ's Mix It Up to Celebrate South African Football
Six different DJ's from six continents will create mixtapes to celebrate the culture surrounding football in South Africa as part of the Nike Sportswear and The FADER present Pitch Perfect series. The mixtapes will be posted on nikesportswear.com and will be accompanied by original artwork as produced exclusively by British artist Siggi Eggertson.
The website will also host a 10-episode mini-documentary series that spans an entire month in South Africa and will include interviews with local musicians like BLK JKS and local athletes Kaiser Chiefs, as well as footage of roadtrips through various South African communities and footage of celebrations during and after games.
There will also be a live music event, with artists yet to be announced, on June 16 at Nike's brand-new Nike Football Training Center, which will be streamed online. The event will also mark the 34th anniversary of the Soweto uprising and will feature workshops and speakers.
Mixtapes and curators announced so far:
Volume 1: South America (curated by Maga Bo)
El Hijo de la Cumbia, "Soy El Control" (Argentina) Petrona Martinez, "Un Nino que Llora en los Montes de Maria (King Coya & Axel K Remix)" (Colombia/Argentina) Choc Quib Town, "Somos Pacifico" (Colombia) Fauna, "El Gauchito Gil" (Argentina) Princesa, "Aqui Llega Princesa (Frikstailers Remix)" (Argentina) Samba de Coco Raízes de Arcoverde, "Ê Boi (Maga Bo Remix)" (Brazil) Lucas Santtana, "M'Bala" (Brazil) Digitaldubs Sound System, "O Arrego feat. Biguli" (Brazil) Systema Solar, "Bienvenidos" (Colombia) King Elio Boom, "El Fulo" (Colombia) Jahdan Blakkamoore, "Earthshaking" (Guyana)
Volume Two: Europe (curated by Sinden)
Sinden & WAFA, "Afrodizzier" (United Kingdom) Gregor Salto & Mokoomba, "Messe Messe (Afro Dub)" (Netherlands) Bok Bok, "Dance Report" (United Kingdom) Canblaster, "No 23? (France) Bambounou, "Nappyhead" (France) Jamtech Foundation, "Too Fast (Zombie Disco Squad Remix)" (Sweden)
Volume Three: Australia (curated by Canyons)
Avalanches, "Summer Crane"
POND, "Mussels Tonight?"
Bell Towers, "Scavengers"
Tame Impala, "The Bold Arrow of Time"
Canyons, "Blue Snakes"
Tortoiseshell, "This Girl"
Volume Four: Asia (curated by Dexpistols)
Tigerstyle f. Vybz Kartel, Mangi Mahal & Nikitta, "Balle! Shava! (Sinden Remix)" (India) iLoop, "Day" (China) DexPistols, "Bird of Paradise (Lapsap & Goldfish Remix)" (Japan) Dexpistols f. Jon-E, "New Jack House" (Japan) Clash the Disko Kids, "Aneurysm (Nando Remix)" (Singapore) Balkan Beat Box, "Balkumbia (Sub Swara Remix)" (Israel)
Volume Five: North America (curated by Chief Boima)
Los Rakas, "Abrazame (Uproot Andy Remix)" (United States/Panama/Canada) Mr. OK, "Poto Mitan" (Canada/Haiti) M.anifest, "Swing Low" (United States/Ghana) Tabi Bonney, "TickŠ Tick" (United States/Togo) Toy Selectah, "Half Colombian-Half Mexican Bandit" (Mexico) Dubbel Dutch, "Throwback" (United States) Kush Arora, "Humidifier Jammer Club Edit" (United States) Rita Indiana, "Poderes" (United States/Dominican Republic) Theophilus London, "Don't Be Afraid" (United States/Trinidad and Tobago)