Watch The Hype: African Beats & House 🇿🇦

Watch The Hype is back with ‘Our Black Roots’, a mix dedicated to recognising the importance of black music in shaping electronic music. We have picked two more gems from the community that perfectly fit in the concept. Expect some exotic rhythms and organic beats!



Watch The Hype is back with their second mixtape on Pacemaker. ‘Our Black Roots’ is dedicated to recognising the importance of black music in shaping electronic music. The tracks in this mix were all curated by artists who contributed to their online Our Black Roots feature. So, while you listen, you can read each artist’s personal story behind each track. Mr. G, Matthew Herbert, Hieroglyphic Being and more take part!



Same concept, different style – @jlmickles selected almost 2 hours of dusty beats, booming kick drums, percussions and dub-disco inspired by various African countries and instruments. You can even hear a track from Lee “Scratch” Perry, the inventor of remixing who recently celebrated his 81th birthday. 



Playing around with rhythm and beats is a highly rewarding experience, although blending the worlds of electronic and organic grooves can be a challenge. @provocateur accepted the challenge, his afrohouse mix is drawing inspiration from Angola, Mali, Nigeria and all the hidden tribes who shaped and keep shaping electronic music.

Weekly Mixtapes #15:
Watch The Hype 💥

Welcome Watch The Hype! London-based electronic music curators share their first mixtape on Pacemaker. We’ve also selected two mixtapes from the community that take you on a special trip around the world.

We teamed up once again with online underground electronic music magazine Watch The Hype – this time we are proud to share their very first Pacemaker mixtape with you. The London-based curators are dedicated to focusing on forward-thinking artists, constantly supporting the latest and best in electronic music. If you want to find out more about them, check out our interviewThis exquisite selection features some of the finest dub techno and dub reggae tracks by Moritz von Oswald, Rhythm & Sound, Pablo Bolivar, Claro Intelecto etc. You’re in for a special treat! 🍬

Whenever @tefoden posts a new mixtape, an unknown world opens up full of mysteries. This time he tells us a weird and beautiful folk story with a distinctive musical tapestry inspired by the afro-electro soundscape. Exploring a culture by its sounds gives a unique space and experience to the listener – a clash of African and electronic elements, highly eclectic, very percussive and extremely recommended.


If the previous mixtape was eclectic, @dreadslevin’s debut selection sets the bar even higher when it comes to blending sounds, genres, cultures and moods. Oriental bass, jazz-hop, deep house, electro pop, hip-hop… did we miss anything? You have two hours to immerse yourself in a parallel universe that sounds familiar but fascinating and strange at the same time.