Author Archives: Sound Pellegrino

Aero Manyelo 'Home' EP out now!

May 21st, 2012
by Sound Pellegrino

Out now on all music stores!
Juno: • Boomkat:
Zero”: • Beatport:
Qobuz: • Spotify:

Already supported by Modeselektor, Bok Bok, L-Vis 1990, Tom Trago, Fake Blood, Sinden, Crookers, Mixhell, Joe Goddard (Hot Chip / The 2 Bears), Untold, SCNTST, Breakbot, Bobmo, Christian Martin, Maelstrom, The Phantom, J-Wow (Buraka Som Sistema), Salva, Lazer Sword, Catz & Dogz, Strip Steve, Noob, Ghislain Poirier, Jean Nipon, Jess & Crabbe, LOL Boys, Panteros666, Isa GT, Thee Mike B , Krikor, Douster, His Majesty Andre, Louisahhh!!!!

Europeans know very little about the South African dance music world. Apart from a few artists who have crossed over to the international house/techno scene (namely Mujava via his 2008 mega hit Township Funk, hyperactive collaborator and world traveler Spoek Mathambo, and the immense DJ Cleo) the rest is sadly pretty much a blur for most euro ravers, us included.

We at Sound Pellegrino never claimed to be one of those labels who spend a lot of time and energy researching regional scenes from the global house music village and putting the spotlight on them, there are tons of great labels out there who will always do that better than us, but when we stumble upon something as amazing and with such universal and immediate appeal as Aero Manyelo’s work, we have no choice but to put it out.

It’s truly an honor to be able to present the music of South African producer extraordinaire Aero Manyelo to our little scene. The man is already a household name in his country via his affiliations with labels/institutions such as BlackwHole Entertainment and Soul Candi as well as his own Herbal Recordings. His music came to our attention some time ago via the Out Here Records compilation “Ayobaness! the Sound of South African House”. We played his track “Just In Time” in the Sound Pellegrino podcast, and months later, out of the blue, Manyelo himself contacted us via our dropbox, asking us if we would like to hear more of his work. He then proceeded to send us loads of unreleased tracks, each one better than the other. We asked him to remix Maelstrom’s “USSR”, which he did to great acclaim, and we compiled a few of the tracks he sent us into the highly addictive dancefloor-destroying bomb-filled “HOME” EP you are about to hear.

Sound Pellegrino Festival 2012 video recap

May 4th, 2012
by Sound Pellegrino

Our humble equivalent of Joss Whedon’s camera spiralling around Times Square:

A-Trak, Bobmo & Surkin, Bok Bok & Tom Trago, Claude Vonstroke, Crookers, Darabi, Das Glow, dOP, Eats Everything, Hudson Mohawke, Jean Nipon, Joakim & Bambounou, Justin Martin, L-Vis 1990, Maelstrom, Manaré, Marco Dos Santos, Miss Kittin, Myd, Noob, Para One, Renaissance Man, Round Table Knights, Soul Clap, Sound Pellegrino Thermal Team and Todd motherfucking Edwards… how’s that for a head count?

Shout out to all the artists, our partners Savoir Faire, our sponsors Burn and Feiyue, and to all the fans… SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

Video by Thecameroscope

Sound Pellegrino Podcast – Episode 66

April 25th, 2012
by Sound Pellegrino

Stream on Soundcloud:

Aero Manyelo

Meet AERO MANYELO, he’s going to release an EP on Sound Pellegrino this May.
Hear a generous portion of 25% of said EP in this week’s episode of the Sound Pellegrino.
Amongst other historical awesomeness notables: the new PARA ONE single feat. Teki Latex, it’s called “Lean On Me”, and it’s on Para One’s upcoming sophomore album called PASSION.
PLUS new Sinden remixed by L-Vis 1990, Justin Martin, Koyote, Lazersword, Maelstrom and a peek at Aero Manyelo’s upcoming release on Sound Pellegrino… all world exclusives! We’re funny but we’re not kidding.

New Thermal Team songs out now!

April 16th, 2012
by Sound Pellegrino

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Already supported by Crookers, Round Table Knights, Sinden, Joakim, Surkin, Para One, Feadz, Drop The Lime, Douster, L-Vis 1990, Birdy Nam Nam, Pilooski, Worthy, Christian Martin, Catz n Dogz, Nguzunguzu, Homework, Ardalan, Malente, Tittsworth, Shir Khan, SCNTST, Distal, LOL Boys, Logo, Canblaster, Myd, Laura Leishman…