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September 1, 2020

Sango: “Kalimba Funk”

By: Jack Anderson

Seattle producer and DJ Sango has always considered himself to be a man of culture. And while that might come across as a bit of a back-patting statement to some, Sango always follows through by building a trade route of genre styles across hemispheres.

This year Sango continues his Da Rocinha series, emphasizing the rich historical background behind Funk Carioca and eventual origins of funk, with the upcoming fourth installment created in direct support of Brazil’s various communities. Da Rocinha 4 drops September 25th through Soulection Records and melds a ton of North American/South American subgenres into something adventurous and new. Listen for yourself on its lead single and maybe even invest in getting the titular instrument for yourself to pass the time, on “Kalimba Funk”!

Photo: Nick Beeba


September 29, 2023

Tribe Mafia: “Take Me” (feat. Erik Goca)

It’s beyond satisfying to hear a homegrown Austin artist not just outside the local city limits, but in a piece of media that gets global reach. And while it may be impossible to top White Denim in the official Nintendo Switch trailer, we gotta give it up to Tribe Mafia for their recent induction into […]


September 28, 2023

Daniel Fears: “Say Something”

Here at KUTX and Song of the Day, we try to be as dutiful as we can in providing both an accurate representation of the Austin Music Experience and great tunes. But honestly, all talent aside, for some local artists we often have to dig around to find something that’s actually airwave worthy. Daniel Fears, […]


September 27, 2023

Nihiloxica: “Asidi”

What happens when you aggressive UK bass collides with testosterone-driven Bugandan percussion? Nothing quiet, that’s for sure. That specific combo of acoustic and electronic, of modern and traditional first came about with the formation of Nihiloxica half a decade back, when UK producers Spooky-J and pq linked up with Nilotika Cultural Ensemble members Isa, Sally, […]