When many think soulful and jazz-infused house doesn’t hit the right sales figures and doesn’t do so well on the dance floors, Chymamusiq Records Digital stood up and them wrong.
Founded by Metro FM award winning artist/producer extraordinaire, Chymamusique, the label’s first release (in 2011) Chymamusique – Lost In Words EP won over many hearts and the label cemented it’s place with the release of Chymamusique’s Soul and Mind EP and Cannon Soul’s Something Special EP featuring Lunga (#RIPCannonSoul).
Besides Chymamusique, the record label is home to a plateau of remarkable local talent such as John Lundun, Mizz-Dee, Afrique Essence and TekniQ. Most recently, it’s interesting and encouraging to hear news that the record label’s expansion will see them venture into owning a media house which will serve as a recording studio/DJ and music production school/visual and graphic production studio.
Chyma’s Soundcloud page encompasses his own personal works along with that of his label, listen and enjoy here:
Favourite release: Chymamusique – Music Express Session 1
I know so many of you will agree and disagree with me on so much that has been written which is well with my soul. I, myself, feel there are plenty of names that deserve a worthy mention.
From iconic labels such as Multi-Racial Records, Peng Africa and soWHAT Records to fresh and upcoming labels on the rise such as Get Loud (formerly known as Room 38 Music), Surreal Sounds, Funky T Music, Audioarque Records, Define Dub Music and AfroMove Music – Mzansi’s house music scene is filled with soldiers ready and willing to hold it down for the underground.
Source : http://trueafrica.co/lists/defenders-of-the-underground-10-labels-behind-south-africas-thriving-underground-house-scene/