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    Real Scenes: Johannesburg

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    RA tells the remarkable story of the South African city's thriving house scene.
    South Africans are the biggest consumers of house music in the world, and Johannesburg is the beating heart of their scene. If you're looking for proof, there is no need to visit a nightclub. In turning on a television, listening to the radio or walking down the street, it's clear that a 4/4 pulse is the metronome of everyday life. The city's preferred sound—vocal-led, percussive, melodic—is largely at odds with what's popular in other international markets; this coupled with cripplingly slow internet speeds goes someway to explaining SA's absence from the global house music conversation.

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    Music in order of appearance:
    Culoe De Song- Webaba [Soulistic Music] 2010
    Black Motion- The Documentary [Kalawa Jazmee] 2013
    TKZee- Palafala (Midnight Lover Mix) [BMG Records Africa] 1998
    Vinny da Vinci- We Love House Music [House Afrika Records] 2004
    Culoe de Song- Ambush (Culoe De Song's Voyage Dub) [Soulistic Music] 2010
    TKZee- Dlala Mapantsula [BMG Records Africa] 2012
    Black Motion- Manghoro [Kalawa Jazzmee] 2013
    Infinite Boys ft Coco- Teka Teka [Kalawa Jazmee] 2012
    Black Coffee- Trip To Lyon [Soulistic Music] 2010
    Black Motion- Thrills [Kalawa Jazzmee] 2013
    Jullian Gomes ft Bobby- Love Song 28 [Soul Candi Records]2011
    DJ Shimza- Never Loved Anyone [Soul Candi Records] 2012

    Producer and Director: Patrick Nation
    Associate Producer: Ryan Keeling
    Executive Producer: Paul Clement, Nick Sabine, Ed Williams
    Editor: Dan Higginson
    Camera: Sim Higginson, Dan Higginson, Patrick Nation
    Researcher: Richard Marshall
    Production Manager: Lisa Telfer Brunton
    Additional Footage: Sony Music
    Film Production: Clockwise Media