New styles of Dance music have caused confusion and made some hardcore House music fans disgruntled. Events like The Soweto Deep House Festival have emerged to put an end to all that noise and to clarify which sound qualifies as ungqo. For that task to be achieved smoothly, they have been recruiting some of Mzansi’s best players. Their second gig had the maestro, Phat Jack, amongst other kings.
If we were to mention Phat Jack’s accolades, we’d need the whole day. Knowing y’all, that isn’t what you want; le batla namba fela. (Laughs) So, we’ll just skim a bit.
Remember The Warm Up Jozi? He is one of its organisers. Can you recall Soul Candi Record’s Deep House Chronicles 5 compilation? That release had Akabu’s ‘Another World (Conan Liquid Mix)’ and the Deep yet Soulful Vikter Duplaix’s Electric Love (Boddhi Satva Remix). Remember it? Jack compiled it.
These few reminders probably serve as one of the reasons why the grootman Phat Jack was invited to play at The Soweto Deep House Festival. He is an ambassador of Deep House, Soulful House and Deep Tech; he understands these sub-genres.
Watch him live on the below video. Also, you can download his mix, audio or video below.