a novelist March Mix is here, just in time for the weekend. It’s thematically mismatched, genre muddled, but always worth a listen, a share and a play plus loop.

I will probably play this while cooking. mellow chill vibes to make your dahl delicious.


Gotye - Don’t Worry We’ll Be Watching You

Neon Indian - fall out

Com Truise - Polyhurt

Stuyvesants - Liquid love

Flying Lotus - Melt

Dilated Peoples - you cant run you cant hide

Black Eyed Peas - Joints and Jam

Tom Tom Club - Genius of love


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A mix has been made. Just for you to start your week off on a great note.

it’s 9 songs, has some cheesy voice over reverb upfront, is wonky in parts but a must have goodie “Shiny Shiny: Anovelist’s mix for FEB


Metronomy - Night Out Intro
Starchild - Lay down
Nicolas Jaar - With Just One Glance
Jonti - Firework Spraying Moon
Shabazz Palaces & Spoek mathambo - Put Some Red On It
The Cool Kids - Black Mags
MIA - Bad Girls
Zebra Katz - Ima Read feat. Njena Reddd Foxxx
Prince - Black Sweat


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My friend Murray let me DJ at his last party of the year at Kitcheners on the 21st of December. I don’t have a DJ name yet and i’m seriously pondering whether its necessary so I went onto the FB invite as Mathoto and for the two days leading up to the night I was walking around grinning like an idiot…brimming with a curious mix of excitement and terror.

I prepped a set for an early session from 9 to 10 pm and arrived uncharacteristically on time to find Riaan of old canned applause having supper with his girlfriend. He kindly helped me set up and returned to the far corner of the carpeted dancefloor to finish off his chinese takeout. The dark dinginess of kitcheners was quite comforting I thought, at least no one could see my slight trembling and periodic fumbling as i lined up the first two songs. I had played about 3 or 4 songs before Murray trotted in looking happy yet slightly sleepy. I spoke to him a bit while playing and he kindly offered to let me play with him later so i could get better acquainted with CDjays. As we finished chatting the place started to fill up with familiar faces - friends who had seen my tweet about playing…perfect timing i smiled. My set was modelled around kwaito songs i desperately needed to play… everything else [mostly older or 2010/2011 favourites] had to nestle onto the mostly mid tempo, slightly dancy tone they set. A good balance and fun to play, just how i like it. the party was 90s house party kind of amazing. i will never play first even though its comforting, its the frenzy of a post second drink dancefloor i crave.

Last party of the year setlist:

*Huge Quit Part 2 Blood Orange Feat. Erika Forster Spring
*Thula Mabota - Ma Willies
*In The Grace Of Your Love - The Rapture
*Heart It Races 3:15 Architecture In Helsinki
*SEKELE - 2DJs & a Keyboard Player
*Rock the Boat - aaliyah
*Put some red on it - Spoek
*Shine - Pac DIve
*NY IS KILLING ME - Jamie xx and Gil Scot Heron
*Bigger than Hip hop - Dead Prez
*Osalayo - Mdu <<<<<<< HIGHLIGHT !!!!
*Nagoya - Hodgy Beats and Jonti
*Never Seen Before - EPMD
*Paperplanes - DFA remix
*Mambotjie - Tkzee
*Guns of brooklyn - Santogold and DIPLO
*Midnight City 4:04 M83
*WE can make it - Tracie Davis
*Crave paris - Flight Facilities
*Lights Out, Words Gone - Bombay Bicycle Club

wanna book me?

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A novelist MIX ONE

every month i will post a mix

this is my first and a reflection of what i am listening to at the moment.

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