Slabofmisuse: Loveinthiscup

This week focuses on artists we discovered while in South Africa during Design Indaba 2014

This anonymous Cape Town-based producer and DJ performed his glitchy trip-hop/hip-hop beats at Cape Town’s The Waiting Room this past Wednesday as part of the Design Indaba Music Circuit, which showcased local talent. A member of *gravy, the South African electronic music collective, Slabofmisuse gets the crowd head-banging without a second thought, like in his hypnotic track “Loveinthiscup.” The gritty flute sample that leads the way creates a very sensual, even erotic, ambience. Citing Thelonious Monk and Dilla as influences, Slabofmisuse shifts layers beneath the melodic riff so seamlessly that one doesn’t realize the same sample has been looping throughout most of the song.