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.

Mixtapes of the Week #17

This week we have a smashing guest mixtape by Dirty Disco Radio and two gems from the Pacemaker community filled with tech & deep house. Dig in!

Dirty Disco Radio is the weekly podcast of Kono Vidovic – DJ, producer and radio host from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Showcasing the finest deep house and nu disco sounds, Dirty Disco Radio recently celebrated its 200th episode. The latest show was created in Pacemaker so you too can savour Kono’s excellent music taste. Carefully selected deep house tracks, neatly packed and mixed in two hours. He is not only a good storyteller when it comes to music but also when it comes to being interviewed. While you’re listening to his mixtape, read our conversation about discovering, curating & enjoying music.


We couldn’t be more grateful to have @provocateur with us. You should closely follow him, especially when the weekend is closing in – he’s providing the perfect soundtrack for your parties. This session is the perfect combination of tech and deep house, mixing up past and future, glancing back to Daft Punk and lifting up labels like Toy Tonics and Closer to Truth. Not a dull moment in here!


Hey @rawdog1969, Detroit called and they want their vibes back! This energetic mixtape evokes the most precious sounds of the legendary Detroit house era. The twist about it is that it’s filled with a pinch of nostalgia and a bunch of recent releases (Detroit Swindle, Bicep, Nhan Solo, Borrowed Identity, Coeo) that remind us of the golden era but still are hot and crispy, just like deep house should be.