The third in our series sees a mix from South African DJ, Kat La Kat.
Kat La Kat is a deep house DJ, producer and sound engineer from South Africa that has earned near-legendary status over the past few years, largely thanks to his ‘Deep Vibes’ mix series.
To him, existing as an artist in your community alone is limiting - you’re in a bubble. Experiencing the unknown is key and travel unlocks “a whole different world” of fresh experiences. “You pick up a lot of things you can use in your own creativity”.
Having grown up in Pretoria, he relocated to Johannesburg to experience diversity and the underground music scene. “Jo’burg is a melting pot of different cultures. It’s the biggest economy in the country, so there are a lot of people from all over either just visiting or actually moving here. They’re always bringing their culture and influences that inspire the music scene. The city has a lot of platforms for different kinds of music and the underground scene is really healthy."
Check out his guide to Jo'burg here and read on to learn more about the mix.
Tell us about how you approached this mix.
I drew inspiration from long road trips. We all love the dance floor bangers, but sometimes we need something to sit back and nod your head to before the party.
Is there a place or feeling that you imagine with it?
Golden sunset hour under the clear beautiful African skies.
Where are you most looking forward to travel to after this all ends?
Any gathering of music enthusiasts will do. Hahaaa. The craving is too real.
Breathing SpaceX - Elsa Hewitt
Got Me Coming Back Rite Now - Moodymann
You Ate My Sandwich - Zito Mowa
Inspiration - Roberto Bronco feat. Mavuthu Dzege
Ticon - Luca Musto
Superstition (Lukas Endhardt Remix) - Kyrill & Redford
Dusty Clouds - Modd
Dansakoni - Peter Power
Folle - Fort Romeau
Believe - Viken Arman feat. Jo.Ke
Kaos - Detmolt
Stay tuned for more mixes as well as the new Trippin Podcasts, which are both bi-weekly.