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Stefanie Jason – VN Music #Vol 1 – Mombasa

Picture by Dudu Dube


VN Music #Vol 1 is the first of a series of mixes featuring some of the voice notes I’ve received (sometimes forwarded) and beats I’m obsessing over. This mix – a mélange of sounds from Makeba to a jazzed out Gucci – is a sonic trip I curated after traveling specifically to Mombasa town. It’s inspired by the island’s many contrasts; bustling city yet chilled out atmosphere, its modernity alongside such an epic and visible history. VN Music #Vol 1 – overlayed with cuts from one voice note – is inspired by all these juxtapositions.

Special thanks to Mushroom Hour’s Andrew Curnow, Mpumi Mcata and my younger brother Owethu for studio support <3

About Stefanie:
Stefanie Jason editor in chief of cultural publication 10and5.com, and is an award-winning journalist. Stefanie has been a features writer for Marie Claire South Africa, and previously senior features writer for Mail & Guardian’s culture section.


  1. Onra – No Question ft Pomrad
  2. SwuM – Sizzurp
  3. Fela Kuti – Afrobsenities (Fromar remix)
  4. Pharrell Williams – Dropitlikeitscold (GXNZX remix)
  5. Zock – 80s Girl
  6. Myriam Makeba – Xica da Silva
  7. Gucci Mane – Foreign Hoes feat. Migos (SwuM remix)
  8. Kiefer – Blues on Dads Bday
  9. Kaytranada – Vivid Dreams feat. River Tiber
  10. Ebo Taylor Jnr – Children Don’t Cry (Analog Africa)
  11. Future – Mask Off (Terrace Martin Remix)
  12. Brenda Fassie – Mingi Mingi (Norman Jay Remix)
  13. Jay Daniel – Untitled
  14. asal hazel and Mndsgn – usayudo (flipped version)