REVIEW Aero Manyelo ‘Mooki’ [Get Physical]

Deep in the heart of a Tulum jungle, Dixon (Innervisions) dropped ‘Mooki’, which fell on eager ears. Riddled with percussion instruments and chanting vocals, this upcoming release pays homage to Aero Manyelo’s South African roots.

Having been exposed to music by his father throughout his childhood, Manyelo decided to pursue a more formal music education by enrolling in Johannesburg Central College’s sound engineering program in 2007. That same year, his first EP, ‘Herbal Island’, was released on BlackwHole Entertainment. He has been producing strong singles ever since. This dance-floor favourite, along with fifteen more tracks by other South African producers, will be released on Get Physical Music.

Manyelo’s wide range of percussion instruments ensures the track has not only a strong beat, but also an acoustic one. Among these is one that mimics the sound of a croaking frog; an element that adds to the live sound. The chanting vocals create a feeling of community as the listener can’t help but feel amongst the performers. Then, in a symbiosis of sounds, Manyelo finally introduces his electronic bass line. Showcasing his sound engineering background, the talented producer maintains a perfect balance between his live and electronic sound, eliciting a dance in everyone’s step. (Tess)

Aero Maneylo’s ‘Mooki’ is released on March 3rd, 2017, on Get Physical Music.