DJ Qness: My Top 5 South African House Records

DJ Qness
Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
June 19, 2020

DJ Qness: My Top 5 South African House Records

South African artist Lazarusman has become of mainstay in electronic music over the last decade, most often featuring as a guest vocalist on releases with the likes Booka Shade, Joris Voorn, Coyu, Stimming, Hyenah and many more. Now he’s back, this time pairing up with fellow South African talent DJ Qness, a veteran of South Africa’s house scene who has released on the likes of Mo Black, Offering and Exploited.

In honor of the occasion, DJ Qness has shared his Top 5 South African House Records with us!

1. DJ Qness – Moyà Wakho [feat. Museeq IQ]

Definitely one of my favorite tunes emerging from the Motherland at the moment for obvious reasons. In a world and time where vibes and energy are everything; “Ngithand’uMoyà Wakho” when loosely translated from the native South African Zulu language describes an appreciation towards a person that has a heart and spirit that is so pure & so genuine. Many have labelled this record a hypnotic Afro House instant classic…

2. Frigid Armadillo – Roam In A Day

Probably one of the hottest tunes emanating from South Africa at the moment, the duo Frigid Armadillo almost literally sprang from nowhere and hit everyone with this remarkable instant floor filler – a current favorite on my sets right now.

3. Gumz – 40 Nights

40 Nights happens to be one of the prominent tunes on my playlists at the moment, the spiritual journey you embark on when immersed in this tune is highly incomparable. Gumz is certainly one to look out for…

4. Moo & Jo vs Lazarusman – Expand

South African slam poet Laz as he is affectionately known, needs no introduction. On this tune he collaborates with Moo & Jo to deliver another hypnotic club anthem, also one of my current favorites emerging from the motherland.

5. Cisco de Sol – Umhlaba [feat. Lizwi]

Having had the privilege to personally mentor Cisco de Sol, I have always said I can’t wait till the world hears what this young remarkable talent has to offer. Both as a DJ & Producer, he is a bomb shimmering to explode into the world and “Umhlaba” is just one of my favorite picks from the rising star.


1. Iba Mubi (Original mix)
2. Iba Mubi (Club mix)

DJ Qness & Lazarusman’s ‘Iba Mubi’ is release on Connected on 3rd July

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