Sunday, August 21, 2016

The Dynamics [South Africa]

The Dynamics was a band from South Africa who played their own unique brand of music that included a ska influence.

In 1983 they released a cassette called "It's the Dynamics" - only 250 copies were made. They released a 12" EP in 1984 called "Switch it on and Wind it Up", then, in the early 90s they released a cd called "Organic".



This is a cd compilation featuring songs from all three releases.
1 Thugs
2 1+1
3 Pot Black
4 Who's Worried (vocal version)
5 2 Nil
6 This Weekend (vocal version)
7 Castello
8 Casino
9 Blue Plates
10 Siyabonga
11 Out of Tea Again
12 Garlic Baloney
13 Animal Jive
14 This Weekend (instrumental)
15 Untitled
16 Pull Up Your Socks
17 Ghetto Blasters
18 Chunky Charlie

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There is a great blog that posts South African music and they have featured the Dynamics at one time. It's called Afro-Synth.


Other ska band from South Africa include The Lancaster Band and The Usuals.



I have the Usuals full-length album and I will be posting it on the blog at some point.


1 comment:

Linneman said...

Very cool to hear the sounds from that part of the world. Would be interesting to look into what the politics surrounding the scene were like at the time.