With the appearance of the global COVID-19 pandemic and the subsequent lockdown of South Africa many of us are turning to our favourite artists on the internet to provide some form of escape, solace and joy. Two artists from Cape Town are kicking up their dedication to entertainement and artistic progression with what they’ve titled their ‘1 Beat-a-Week’ challenge.

Now into their second week Blaqkongo and Mr Blasé are two producers, DJs and promoters known for throwing down a broad representation of house and techno as well as organising intimate events showcasing the city’s talent. Each will contribute a brand new song on SoundClound every week for the remainder of the lockdown period, with all tracks being made available for purchase at the end.

This week’s contributions see Mr Blasé go for an uptempo groove that encompasses feelings of micro house with a ton of funky percussion over the top. Blaqkongo heads in a more soul driven direction, full of warmth with longing vocals to match.

We’ll be covering the tunes every week, so check back next week for more from these two.

Find the first weeks tunes here, with more from Blaqkongo here, and Mr Blasé here.