Premiere: Capricorn – 20Hz (Themba’s Herd Mix)
South African producer THEMBA came onto the global dance scene in 2018 with a series of high-profile shows and well-received releases, leading to co-signs from some major names in dance music. From playing shows with Pete Tong and Black Coffee to taking over Ultra’s Resistance stage, the first year of THEMBA’s career brought him great success. For his first release of 2019, THEMBA has decided to share his remake of the iconic rave track “20Hz” by Capricorn.
Though re-working a classic can present its own struggles, THEMBA takes on the task by looking to his African roots. The artist, who routinely brings in local South African vocalists and percussionists, wanted to keep the beauty and prestige of the original while adding his own flare. “I love the melodic chimes in the original ’20Hz,'” THEMBA noted. “I wanted to create a version which I could play out by referencing the original but adding my own Afro-influenced house and techno sound to the mix.” Adding in chanting vocals and a wavering synth to the anthemic original, THEMBA’s glossy remake displays his influence while paying tribute to Capricorn’s 1993 release.
THEMBA’s “20Hz” remake is available for free download via the DA SoundCloud page.