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  • South African Jazz Legends Don Laka

    10:40

    South African Jazz Legends Don Laka

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  • Don Laka - Stages

    8:26

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    Don Laka, short for Donald Laka, is a South African jazz and funk musician. He was a very influential musician in the 80`s and 90`s, working with the likes of Sipho Mabuse, Brenda Fassie, and Sankomota. In 1986 he released a four track EP, Stages of love. The track Stages, an upbeat, synth-driven disco song, has never been released like this before. Here you have the original song, wonderfully pressed on a whole side. The other side contains a delicious Prins Thomas edit, almost nine minutes of high octane South African discoboogie. Both sides are remastered, giving the song the whole sonically register. The original 4 tracker is almost impossible to find, but here you get the full original version plus the tasty Prins Thomas edit, in a beautiful cover reinterpreted by the 1986 original cover.

    We do not monetize any of our videos and only use youtube for promo purposes. If you wish us to remove this video from youtube, please contact Will via will@coldcutshotwax.uk.

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  • South African Jazz Legends Hugh Masekela and Don Laka

    6:26

    Hugh Masekela and Don Laka Live in Moretele Park

  • Don Laka - Tlang Sekolong

    4:30

    Music video by Don Laka performing Tlang Sekolong. (C) 2016 Bokone Music

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  • Big Day

    6:05

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Big Day · Don Laka

    The Essential

    ℗ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd Under Exclusive License from Bokone Music

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  • Don Laka - Reflections

    4:13

    Music video by Don Laka performing Reflections. © 2018 Universal Music (Pty) Ltd South Africa

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  • Lets Move the Night

    5:32

    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    Let's Move the Night · Don Laka

    Boogie Breakdown - South African Synth Disco: 1980 to 1984

    ℗ ℗ 2016 Cultures of Soul Records

    Released on: 2016-12-02

    Composer, Writer: Don Laka

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  • Don Laka- Lets Move The Night

    6:30

    Original LP Version ....

  • Supa Nova

    6:21

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Supa Nova · Don Laka

    The Essential

    ℗ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd Under Exclusive License from Bokone Music

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  • Still Waters

    5:47

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Still Waters · Don Laka

    The Essential

    ℗ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd Under Exclusive License from Bokone Music

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  • Don Laka - Stages Of Love

    6:01

    Don Laka - Stages of love 1986

  • Destiny

    4:15

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Destiny · Don Laka

    The Essential

    ℗ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd Under Exclusive License from Bokone Music

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  • I Wanna Be Myself

    5:50

    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    I Wanna Be Myself · Don Laka

    Boogie Breakdown - South African Synth Disco: 1980 to 1984

    ℗ ℗ 2016 Cultures of Soul Records

    Released on: 2016-12-02

    Composer, Writer: Don Laka

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  • don laka I Wanna Be Myself

    2:37

  • Don Laka - Mamelodi

    3:15

    Music video by Don Laka performing Mamelodi. (C) 2016 Bokone Music

  • Don Laka - Faranani

    4:25

    African Jazz

  • Don Laka - Tlang Sekolong

    5:28

    from Invitation (2007) **

  • Need to Love

    6:23

    Provided to YouTube by Ingrooves

    Need to Love · Don Laka

    I Wanna Be Myself

    ℗ 2019 Cultures of Soul Records

    Released on: 2019-11-22

    Composer, Writer: Don Laka

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  • Don Laka - A new beginning

    6:07

    From CD Armageddon

  • Speak Softly

    5:15

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Speak Softly · Don Laka

    The Essential

    ℗ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd Under Exclusive License from Bokone Music

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  • Don Laka

    5:13

    Provided to YouTube by DistroKid

    Don Laka · Masukunight

    Beat Tape, Vol. 2

    ℗ 963523 Records DK

    Released on: 2019-01-19

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  • Don Laka- Lets Move the Night

    5:29

    Absolutely Amazing Funk, A jam like this kills anything being made today.

  • Don Laka - I Want You

    3:29

    Don Laka - I Want You
    Smile (1987)

  • Mamelodi

    5:50

    Provided to YouTube by Sony Music Entertainment

    Mamelodi · Don Laka

    The Essential

    ℗ 2016 Sony Music Entertainment Africa (Pty) Ltd Under Exclusive License from Bokone Music

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  • Don Laka - I Wanna Be Myself

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    Don Laka - I Wanna Be Myself

    Officially licensed and available November 22nd!!

    Pre-order LP -

    A classically trained multi-instrumentalist, Don Laka began his career in the ‘70s and then joined the seminal jazz outfit Sakhile in the early ‘80s. Already an established musician by this time, Laka was at the forefront of exploring the latest synth sounds of the day. Being introduced to synthesizers by Harari's Alec Khaoli, Don soon began experimenting with different synths like the Oberheim, Juno, and Prophet 5 while using a Commodore 64 to sequence them.
    Constantly striving for the latest sounds, Laka’s early explorations culminated in his debut solo album, I Wanna Be Myself.

    Video created, edited, and produced by Denez McAdoo

  • Don Laka live performance

    2:26

    donald Laka is a South African jazz musician, songwritter and music producer. He is co-founder of Kalawa Jazzmee owner of Bokone Music.

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  • Don Laka - Tlang Sekolong

    5:38

    African Jazz

  • Don Laka - I Wanna Be Myself

    5:50

    Buy / Stream the album on vinyl / CD / digital:
    Best known to most people for his early work as a Portishead collaborator and International tour DJ, Andy Smith earned his ‘Legendary’ title among crate diggers in 1998 when he released seminal mix album ‘The Document’. In the years since, Andy has continued to live up to his reputation as one of the finest and most creative DJs on the planet, tirelessly digging in the crates and emerging with pure gold. Following in the footsteps of his 2006 exploration of Trojan’s mighty reggae vaults and his two compilations exploring funk music from New Orleans and Jamaica, Andy turns his attention to disco and boogie for the very first time.
    The concept for ‘Reach Up – Disco Wonderland’ was born from ’Reach Up’, a DJ collective founded by Andy in 2012 to reflect the spirit of legendary NYC clubs such as Paradise Garage and Studio 54. ‘Reach Up’ showcases 80s boogie, disco and proto house; the foundations upon which dance music culture was built.
    As you might expect, Andy Smith’s selections for the album are not only delightfully obscure but highly memorable. Many titles will spark recognition, having been sampled for more contemporary hip hop and R&B tracks. Disco & Boogie this compilation may be, but it’s been put together with a b-boy mentality. As Andy himself puts it “At my ‘Reach Up’ and ‘Boombox’ nights a fair few of these will have been played, but interestingly some of these tracks might well get played at more ‘hip hop orientated’ nights i do too because of the disco breaks: tracks like “T Connection” & “Freedom.”
    Containing a raft of undeniable dance-floor fillers and slept-on anthems, 'Reach Up – Disco Wonderland' also at times displays that indefinable, other-worldy, almost eerie sonic fingerprint that’s been present in Andy’s productions and DJ sets since day one. Above all, this album is testament to a youthful obsession with home taping. As Andy puts it: “just being able to officially put these tracks out that i used to play on my ghetto blaster in the streets is an amazing thing!”

  • Don Laka - Tshela

    5:05

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    5:51

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  • Don Laka - Cape To Cairo

    5:01

    Track 14 - Cape To Cairo

    Taken from the Album - Pyramid, released back in 2001.

  • Don Laka - Falling In Love With You

    4:07

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  • Don Laka - Valley Of The Kings

    6:16

    Track 2 - Valley Of The Kings

    Taken from the Album - Pyramid, released back in 2001

  • Don Laka - Stages Of Love

    7:38

    Re-edit of Don Laka's Stages Of Love

    (Download coming via new Bandcamp sometime soon... will update....)

  • Don Laka - Words

    4:06

    Music video by Don Laka performing Words. (C) 2016 Bokone Music

  • DJ Andy Smith on his edit of Don Laka - I Wanna Be Myself

    1:51

    DJ Andy Smith talks about his re-edit of Don Laka's slept-on classic 'I Wanna Be Myself' created for new album 'Reach Up - Disco Wonderland'

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  • don laka- lets move the night

    5:23

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  • don laka Lets Move The Night

    2:38

  • Don Laka - Rain Queen

    4:58

    African Jazz

  • Days We Spend Together

    5:52

    Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group

    Days We Spend Together · Don Laka

    Invitation

    ℗ 2007 Bokone Music, under exclusive license to Universal Music (Pty) Ltd (ZA)

    Released on: 2007-06-23

    Producer, Associated Performer, Vocals, Keyboards, Percussion, Bass: Don Laka
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Zonke Dikana
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Gloria Bosmon
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Judith Sepuma
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Shauluza Max Mtambo
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Revolution
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Black Coffee
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Theo Kgsinkwe
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Skwatta Camp
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Jah Seed
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Kalawa Crew
    Associated Performer, Background Vocalist: Three Tonors
    Associated Performer, Drum: Rob Watson
    Associated Performer, Guitar: Oupa Makhubela
    Associated Performer, Saxophone: Percy Mbonani
    Associated Performer, Piano: Paul Hanmer
    Associated Performer, Fretless Bass: Victor Masondo
    Composer Lyricist: Don Laka

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  • Don Laka - Faranani

    4:26

    Track 8 - Faranani (African Renaissance)

    Taken from the Album - Pyramid, released back in 2001.

  • Makoti Wa Rona

    5:18

    Provided to YouTube by Ditto Music

    Makoti Wa Rona · Don Laka

    Re-Birth of Kwaai Jazz

    ℗ Kabelo Songs

    Released on: 2019-04-01

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  • don laka performing at Bat Centre

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    Zukiswa Vutela Zookey Zarling of Brand and Media Manager co-ordinates and manages Musical Maestro and Kwai Jazz musician Don Laka's performances in KZN .

  • don laka need to love

    2:36

  • STARFUNK - Don Laka - Lets move the night - Funk 1984

    5:46

    STARFUNK FUNK MUSIK PARADISE

  • Don Laka - For Your Love

    3:40




  • Don Laka Lets Move the Night 1984

    5:33

    Pour les inconditionnels de la funk !

  • Don Laka - Tlang Sekolong

    5:41

    Track 12 - Tlang Sekolong (Pyramid mix)


    Taken from the Album - Pyramid, released back in 2001.

  • don laka Falling In Love With You

    2:36

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