A few months back I got wind of a great new record from South African producer Cornelius SA and Zimbabwean-born vocalist Jackie Queens. “Feel It Now” was (and is) quite unlike anything else I had in my bag, driven by deep stabs and dark dives into electro-soul.
Today we’re pleased to present a new mix from Cornelius SA for A 5 Mag Mix.
Cornelius SA (born Cornelius Mashilane) is a self-taught DJ, producer and remixer from Soshanguve, a township in the south of Pretoria. He’s been best known in the US and Europe for his 2016 release “Heaven” featuring Honey Molasses and signed by Kenny Dope to his Dopewax label. He has also remixed for Tortured Soul (“U Live 2 Far Away” released in 2017 on TSTC Music) and MDW & Raul Soto’s “Freedom House” (also on Dopewax) and released on Nick Holder’s DNH Records. His Studio Experiments EP is available here.
Dopewax called “Heaven” a “true testament to the quality of amazing tunes coming out from deep in the bottom of Africa, and this is just the beginning.” Right they were: Cornelius was selected to participate at the Red Bull Music Academy 2018 and has played his first international gig in Berlin, Paloma Bar, headlining the night with Pearson Sound.
There’s a lot of heat around Cornelius, and here is some light: a new 5 Mag Mix ✌️
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Photo: Cornelius SA, photo by Ériver Hijano