“I appreciate how you can feel the emergence of the digital age within 80s music with the use of synthesisers in pop and electronic. Tracks at that time were a beautiful balance of analogue and digital in synth-pop productions. Fashion, art and music really came together during this time, with art pop, Michael Jackson, Basquiat and supermodels all hanging out and inspiring each other, and I feel at home in it. With this EP, it’s a growth; a follow-on progression of Doowap the multi-dimensional being, who dances, DJs, and drops original music inspired by my appreciation for the 80s and it’s multidimensional creativity.”
One of the most highly recommended live mix DJs in the country, DJ Doowap is Khetsiwe Morgan; a British-South African Academy of Sound Engineering graduate, Radio Host (YFM), TV Host (One Mic SABC1), hair artist and DJ dabbling in Hip Hop, Electronic, Grime and Gqom. Post-relocating to South Africa in 2012 after studying sound engineering abroad for two years, her love for bass-driven music blossomed while spending time in the underground music scenes, clubs, and various music studios in South Africa and London – propelling her toward a burgeoning career with shows from Berlin, the US and beyond. Her social domain is unmatched, with a strong online presence and unwavering fans as diverse as the many styles she weaves into her hair as well as her sets – and with every dance floor she fills with bass and bodies, she provides a safe space for freedom of expression to reign.
This summer, Doowap enlists the expertise of Zain, Daev Martian, Ndabz, Xplosive DJ, Mr Allofit and Koek Sista for her debut EP release, ‘Mood Swings.’ Fashioned out of her multi-faceted background, this new direction into production is led by “4cus”; the first track Daev Martian and Doowap created together, from which it was evident that they had great musical chemistry, and went on to complete the EP in its entirety. Recording in English, French and Zulu to convey the message that love is it’s own language and does indeed connect us all, Doowap’s Mood Swings is full of colour, charisma and coy charm. The twinkling sounds of “Crowns” most portrays the fluctuating temperaments and identities that Doowap herself inhabits, and as the remaining tracks bound between synths, high hats and cheeky undertones, so do the many talents currently buoying Doowap’s career as one of South Africa’s most sought after acts.
Stream Mood Swings here