From Cape Town to the world, SA producer Cordovan Ghostal may just be the country’s best up an coming beat-maker.
Words: Tshiamo Seape
Opening with a warped cut from Gil Scott Heron’s “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised” is an early indicator of the taste level Ghostal is flexing in the first few moments of his “Bicycle Day Programme” EP. Continuing the television motif with a few audible channel flicks – jumping from Beavis and Butthead to 80’s b-movie trailers – the EP settles into its comfort zone and makes for some of the best listening from an artist who, as you’ll hear, is extremely comfortable in the pocket; displaying an almost veteran-like composure.
For listeners new Cordovan Ghostal, take a tour through his catalogue. A collection of heaters featuring a FATHER remix and a solo production credit on the Daniel OG track “When I (Dumpy)”, the latter receiving a FADER feature. If you still need convincing, listen to the EP below.