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The Ithuba Sessions – Raiko


Our old friend Raiko popped in at the Ithuba Sessions to drop some gems from his vinyl collection …. tune in as he takes us on a Journey that starts in Alice Coltrane’s Satchidananda and takes us via the dreamscapes of Miles Davis; Breezly Brewin’s buttery Juggernaut flow; DJ Shadow’s existential ruminations about the aesthetics of one’s soul; Madlib’s invasion of the Blue Note Archive and then aptly ending with Mulatu’s Kulunmanqueleshi …

We hope you enjoy the set …..

About Raiko:
Raiko was birthed during the late 90’s of the South African music scene, maintaining a presence predominantly in Hip Hop circles.

His career has led him into almost every avenue a dj could possibly take, from having a regular Hip Hop column in the nationwide publication: BPM, designing sound and music for 13 part SABC2 TV series: ‘Trace your Roots’, compiling soundscapes and music for Theatre productions, to Stage managing International shows from Chaka Khan to Ras Kass…

Known for his throwback sets and eclectic music tastes, a specialist in live performance shows has led him to dj for recognised acts like Khuli Chana, AKA, Morafe, TKZee, Magesh, Stogie T, Zaki Ibrahim, (touring US Artists: Wordsworth, John Robinson, Akil (Jurassic5) and 4 successful European tours between 2009 – 2010 with electro/hip hop act, Ben Sharpa (R.I.P). Former member of Live Concept Band: S.T.T.A

Info & Credits
Broadcast live on 23 August 2014 on 102.2 FM from Ithuba Arts Gallery in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.

On the Wax – Raiko

Host with the Most – Kool oNe Ebony aka Flavour Kool

Cover Design – Rasik Green

Video filmed by Naledi Chai and Vusi Hlatywayo

Video edited by Naledi Chai and co-edited by Nhlanhla Mngadi

Big thank you to ICR Radio for letting us use their radio antenna for this project.

About the Ithuba Sessions:
Over two weekends in the month of August 2014, we hosted a pop-up radio show at the Ithuba Arts Gallery as part of the Backspace Residency. On the corner of Juta and Biccard, we were immersed in a hub of sound, collaboration and imagination. Using ICRs Radio antenna, we broadcast (via ICRs 102.2 FM) our own sonic collage to a 1km radius, within Braamfontein, featuring an array of vinyl only DJ sets and live music performances.