It’s inevitable when speaking of House music to not come across British producer Charles Webster, who’s been a scene’s mainstay for more than two decades. In 2020 Webster released his acclaimed album Decision Time on Dimensions Recordings, which according to the press “beautifully reflects the dark moments of our current times.” Now two years after the release, and quite some dark moments later in human history, the track I Wonder Why feat. South African artist Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, not only shines like new in a custom-made video by Imran Hamdulay but also gets the remix-treatment from Atjazz and Webster himself. Hamdulay, who is known because of his films Sons of the Sea, Fatima or Commando, “creates filmic beauty in answer to “I Wonder Why?” Juxtaposing moments reflect the duality of the history of South Africa. The young men are running through the cluttered streets, charging towards some kind of hope in a world where opportunities are scarce.” Not only the video’s topic is a classy approach to contemporary issues also Webster’s timeless track I Wonder Why is even two years after its release so on point that it is, again, inevitable to to come across the artist when speaking of House music in the future.
Charles Webster’s LP Decision Time is out on Dimension Recordings.
Video directed by Imran Hamdulay