House Afrika – Deep House Sounds Vol. 8 Mixed by Vinny Da Vinci

With house music at an unprecedented apex in South Africa, there’s no better time for pioneering compilation line ‘Deep House Sounds’ to return.

For almost a decade, this essential series – which is helmed by the country’s most knowledgeable groove guru, Vinny Da Vinci – has been charting the deepest currents in the global house scene, rounding up the most vital rhythms that are causing dancefloor vibrations down south.

And like its predecessors, Volume 8 of ‘House Afrika: Deep House Sounds’ is a critical mix; a timely reminder of what a cutting-edge house landscape this country has. The mix achieves this by coupling international tracks from some of the scene’s leading names (many of whom have visas for these shores) with contributions from a few high-profile local names.

Vinny kick-starts this journey into sound with the sweetly sweeping vocals of Priss, backed up with crucial kick drums from the combined talents of Boddhi Satva and Martin “AtJazz” Iveson, both of whom recently visited SA. Abicah Soul is also responsible for the remix of the second cut on the compilation, from TL Cross, while Atjazz returns later in the mix with a reworking of Warm Days featuring Swindle and Natalie Maddix.

Other recent (and regular) tourists to these shores featured here include Frenchmen Rocco and Manoo, who collaborate in the “Insomnia”-inducing supergroup Rodamaal. The latter remixes the hottest lady in house music right now, Maya Jane Coles, while the former is on remix duty for South Africa’s Mr. Cee, from Blackwhole (of “1000 Seconds” fame).

This is just one of the instances on ‘DHS 8’ where sizzling SA talent meets the leading edge of overseas dance. Demonstrating what a cauldron this country has become for the creation of international floor-fillers, hotly-tipped local singer Brian Temba appears on a cut from another recent visitor, Simbad (appropriately titled “Come Join In”), while Black Coffee (a local name that’s on the lips of just about every house connoisseur on the planet at the moment) remixes Richard Earnshaw featuring Imogen Ryall’s “Cry Me A River”.

Earnshaw is also behind one of the biggest tracks amongst a pretty large haul, Spiritchaser’s “These Tears”, which is bound to be one of this collection’s strongest selling points. This is not to downplay the unmissable nature of tracks from underground legends like France’s Aqua Bassino; Germany’s Rainer Truby (aka Motor City Drum Ensemble), who remix Eddy Meets Yannah; Russ Gabriel, who refits another future classic from Iz & Diz; and prolific vocalist Arnold Jarvis, appearing alongside Yass.

These rhythms have all been road-tested by Vinny – with bombshell results – and are sequenced into an indispensable document that sums up the state of house in SA perfectly – an all-important purchase.

Track Listing
1. Priss – On My Way (Rancido’s Lisoro Mix)
2. TL Cross – Best Kept Secret (Abicah Soul Remix)
3. Spiritchaser – These Tears (Original Mix)
4. Low Deep T – Now That I’ve Found U (Original Vocal Mix)
5. Warm Days feat. Swindle and Natalie Maddix – Selfish Skies (Atjazz Remix)
6. Richard Earnshaw – Cry Me A River (Coffee Remix)
7. Tomson feat. Paul Randolph – Joy Vibration (Aqua Bassino Remix)
8. Simbad feat. Brian Temba – Come Join In (QB Smith Remix)
9. Eddy Meets Yannah – This Is Love (Rainer Trueby Remix Vocal)
10. Joshua Iz feat. Diz – It Iz What It Iz (Russ Gabriel’s Stripped Down 80’s Mix)
11. Maya Jane Coles – Don’t Tell (Manoo Remix)
12. Mr. Cee feat. Mind Games – Pain (Rocco Deep Mix)
13. Yass * Tony Loreto * Arnold Jarvis – Let Go (Main Mix)

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26 Responses to House Afrika – Deep House Sounds Vol. 8 Mixed by Vinny Da Vinci

  1. Al Campho says:

    The godfather the master of deeper vibes.Mo fire Vinny

  2. puttin work in it mfan,its da way,we appreciate and admire you works says:
  3. R.S says:

    its da way its suposd 2 be done,il be sure to get it dawg…just tel me wer i can get one a.s.a.p…i like your work blaen

  4. kapture says:

    been a number 1 fan since i was 15 yrs old, now am 22 and i still can’t believe how Vinny manage to keep blazing this deep tunes!!!

  5. seriously vinny i will
    continue with the deep house sounds compilations in the future

  6. Vinny da vinci can’t wait for this one much respect

  7. Thando says:

    Hola Vincezo. Another beautiful addition to the DHS family. I love it, that Simbad cut ft Brian Temba is just too wicked, the Maya Jane Cole will cause havock on the dance floor as well….and ofcourse Tomson ft Paul Randolf joint is just up my alley.

    Dankie Bra Vinny, Modimo ke oo!


  8. Phiwokuhle says:

    Keep on moving Mr vinni,its your music that makes us move in the write direction. big UP…

  9. cleo's says:

    we have been waitin for this vinny, deep house moves me it creates a current of joy inside me all thanks to you. keep it deep at all tyms

  10. Themba says:

    Vinny u the best

  11. velaphi says:


  12. babzen says:

    you are the main man

  13. dj indiana says:

    vinny u are the muster of house. u are my joy! god bless

  14. dj monto says:

    de legend

  15. Dj Micperez says:

    M 27 frm afroca deepsound love deep house u never desapoint till 8 and never stop dreaming of being a deep sound dj like u tank u vinny somday will spin together i pray to the heaven 8 Remind the sound of deep sound one spirit chaser and frm 1mike done deep soul

  16. Tshepo Masilela says:

    Ure a king Vinny keep-up da Gud work Boss!!!!!

  17. Makalabha says:

    Lord Vinny king of the deep, father of soulful house tunes, you are the best, lord bless all the DJ’s.

  18. lebogang kenneth mokwena says:

    u r the best ur music relief my soul

  19. Thank you for another soulfull, vol 8. you da best, i still have my vol 2, it just takes me back to those dayz.

  20. msoul lebaka says:

    nice,gud album kep up th gud wrk brthr.lstly kep th urbn beat rockin,we r facin th gud seazon plz let th gud music kep r spirit alive nd peacefuly

  21. Makalabha says:

    Vinny has always been giving us the good stuff, deep and yet soulful,my favourates are Whats that puss cat vol.5, Deep Sounds Vol. 5&6. It seems as if Jorburg is the home of Deep House emzansi, here in Durbz siyafa ” igqhomu ” ( commercial durban kwaito tribal music )

  22. tevin says:

    i just wana thank viny for giving us house lovers good music for the past decades love your tunes brother.

  23. Mpho says:

    Much respect to you vince

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