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Cape Town Effects – Cape Town Effects
Cape Town Effects is a collaborative project which presents a vision of the sound of tomorrow, a true mash-up of hip hop, trap, bass music and the sounds of South Africa. Some of South Africa’s most lyrically vicious rappers lay down uncompromising rhymes that contain sharp observations with local and global resonance.

Release Date: 26th August 2013
UPC: 3521381523546
Catalogue Number: PIONEERCD005
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Bruin Brood – Cream
Cream is a product of both the grimy streets of the Cape Flats, and the long tradition of lyrical hip hop in Cape Town. His music is the soundtrack to his trials, tribulations, hopes and ambitions – it’s his passion, his hunger and his salvation.

Release Date: 13th Sept 2012
UPC: 845350064414
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG007
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4th Density Light Show – Ben Sharpa & Pure Solid
Drawing heavily on his own experience, and against the backdrop of the 2012 phenomenon, Ben Sharpa has created a body of work that challenges the listener to transform their own lives using the power of positive thought and action. Electro-dub hip hop at its finest.

Release Date: 21st May 2012
UPC: 3521383421116
Catalogue Number: PIONEERCD005
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Beats & Rhymes Mixtape – Ma-B
Although still representing his crew, Driemanskap, Beats & Rhymes is Ma-B’s first solo mixtape. He brings together a collection of 11 banging spaza hip hop tracks straight from the streets of Gugulethu.

Release Date: 4th July 2011
UPC: N/A
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG006
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The Winner – Manqoba
Translated from his native isiXhosa, ‘manqoba’ means ‘the winner’. This hungry young emcee from Khayalitsha certainly lived up to his name when he cleaning up at a Pioneer Unit open mic talent search competition that was held in association with Kool Out Entertainment and Red Bull in Cape Town in 2010.

Release Date: 23rd February 2011
UPC: 859705494818
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG005
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The Lost Tapes – KONFAB
Recovered from the twisted wreckage of charred hard drives, scratched CD-Rs and dusty tape reels, this previously unreleased collection of KONFAB’s work has finally emerged to allow you a glimpse into the mind of one of South Africa’s most accomplished lyricists.

Release Date: 16th February 2011
UPC: 859705440532
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG004
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Ghetto Dubs – Pure Solid
Debut release from Pure Solid, Ghetto Dubs is a double EP of hypnotic soundsystem music with a lineage that includes dub, acid house, detroit techno and grime. Inspired by the dusty ghetto streets of the Cape Flats, the tracks are raw, aggressive, powerful and direct, relying on dutty bass grooves, heavy tape delays, hypnotic melodies and the hauntingly chopped vocals of some of Cape Town’s most rugged underground emcees.

Release Date: 1st September 2010
UPC: 859704349690
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG003
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Streets, Raps & Us – Rattex
Rattex is back with a banging EP that cements his place as one of South Africa’s foremost hip hop talents. With production by Hipe, Dplanet and a special remix by Swiss electro-dub band Filewile, expect more kasi fire straight from the dusty streets of Khayelitsha.

Release Date: 16th August 2010
UPC: 859703821388
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG002
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Flêtse Maniere – Jaak
Flêtse Maniere encapsulates a moment in time. It’s a play by play account of Jaak’s formative years growing up in the flêtse of Paarl. The direct translation of ‘Flêtse Maniere’ from Afrikaans is ‘housing project manners’, but more loosely it means ‘Cape Flats behaviour’.

Release Date: 12th November 2009
UPC: 859702848065
Catalogue Number: PIONEERDIG001
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Igqabhukil’ Inyongo – Driemanskap
South African hip hop is about to change forever. An epic, earth-rending collision of two cultures coming together, Driemanskap embody the best socially conscious, cutting edge lyricsm of Cape Town, and the passion and deeply felt African pride of the Spaza movement. The result is a hip hop supernova, the shockwave of which will be felt across Mzanzi and beyond.

Release Date: 11th May 2009
UPC: 6009697911082
Catalogue Number: PIONEERCD004
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The Sharpaganda Theory: Lesson 1 – Ben Sharpa
Limited Edition 12” Vinyl (+ digital downloads)
6 track teaser for the European release of B. Sharpa
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Bread and Butter – Rattex
Rattex fulfills the promise so much South African hip hop has failed to deliver by serving up one of the tightest, most complete and relevant albums of its genre ever released on the continent. Rattex, or ‘Rah’ to his friends and fans, brings his own unique variety of deadly lyrical poison to the South African hip hop game with his debut solo album, ‘Bread and Butter’.

Release Date: 15th Oct 2008
UPC: 6009697910023
Catalogue Number: PIONEERCD003
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B. Sharpa – Ben Sharpa
Once in a while an artist comes along with the vision and ability to turn a genre on its head whilst taking it back to its roots. Ben Sharpa has achieved this with his debut solo offering, B. Sharpa, an iconic album that pays homage to the best socially conscious lyrical traditions of hip hop whilst innovating a completely fresh sound that Sharpa himself calls robot army music.

Release Date: 15th Oct 2008
UPC: 6009697910016
Catalogue Number: PIONEERCD002
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7784 Mixtape – Rattex
Pre-album mixtape introducing Rattex’s unique kasi flavour.

Release Date: 25th April 2008
UPC: n/a
Catalogue Number: n/a

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Planetary Assault – Various
Planetary Assault reflects the many influences that have shaped the course of Hip Hop today. Listen closely and you will hear everything from classic Boom Bap, to Dancehall and Dub, to Electro, Detroit Techno, UK Grime and of course the sounds of Africa. All these influences are brought together to launch an epic battle for the future of South African Hip Hop.

Release Date: 25th July 2007
UPC: 6009656491723
Catalogue Number: PIONEERCD001
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Drudge Dialect Vol 1 – Various
Eclectic mix of Cape Town hip hop with a variety of styles ranging from classic boom bap to jazz to electronic.

Release Date: 5th April 2006
UPC: 859704321368
Catalogue Number: PUBMPDIG001
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Where to Buy
Pioneer Unit Online Store
Look & Listen (across SA)
Reliable Music Warehouse (across SA)
Musica (across SA)
Ritual Stores, Cnr Bree and Henry Nxumalo. Newtown, Johannesburg
Munks Concept Store, 10 7th Street, Melville, Johannesburg
Mabu Vinyl, Rheede St., Cape Town. (021) 423 7635
Shelflife, 119 Loop St., Cape Town. (021) 422 3931
Hi-Five, 34 Kloof St., 5 Mooikloof Centre, Cape Town. (021) 422 5455/6
African Music Store, 134 Long St., Cape Town. (021) 426 0857

Most of our music is available to download on your favourite digital platforms including Bandcamp, iTunes, Rhapsody, eMusic, Nokia, Shockhound, Napster, Amazon MP3 and Limewire Store.

If you can’t get hold of the CD, contact us and we’ll organise a mail order delivery for you.

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