African Dope Records

African Dope Records

Profile:
Formed and run by Krushed & Sorted, African Dope was one of South Africa's premier independent labels.

Their break came after they created the music for (ironically enough) a tobacco company's cinema advertisement which brought in the cash to set up the label and release their first CD, "Acid™ Made Me Do It", in April 2000 to much acclaim while their "African Dope Vol 1" compilation won the 2002 "Best Dance Album" SAMA award.

Never fixed on one style or genre, the label was dedicated to showcasing the finest local leftfield dub, hip-hop, dancehall, breakbeat, and drum 'n bass emerging from the streets of South Africa. Distribution in South Africa was by Soul Candi Distribution (as of July 2007, previously by Sony), in Europe by Lowlands distribution (Benelux), Al!ve AG (Germany), and CD1D.com (France), and they had comprehensive digital distribution via INgrooves (USA), Artspages (Scandinavia / China), Blue Pie Productions (Australia) and Vidzone.tv (UK).

The pre-2009 logo was designed by Watkin Tudor Jones after an amicable settlement with lawyers representing the Cape Outspan company whose own logo the previous one was just a little too similar to.
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Contact Info:
P.O. Box 15681
Vlaeberg 8018
South Africa

Tel. +27 (0)87 465-3013

info{at}africandope{dot}co{dot}za
Sites:
[l11267]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
ADOPE 1201 King Of The Swingers  album cover Krushed & Sorted King Of The Swingers(12") African Dope Records ADOPE 1201 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ADOPEBOOTLEG1 Pizzas (Live In Paris)  album cover The Real Estate Agents Pizzas (Live In Paris)(CD, Ltd) African Dope Records ADOPEBOOTLEG1 South Africa 2005 Sell This Version
ADOPECD001 Acid™ Made Me Do It  album cover Krushed & Sorted Acid™ Made Me Do It (Album) ADOPECD001 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
ADOPECD002 Steady On  album cover Moodphase5ive Steady On(CD, Album) African Dope Records ADOPECD002 South Africa 2000 Sell This Version
adopecd 003 Thin Shoes In June  album cover Felix Laband Thin Shoes In June (Album) adopecd 003 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ADOPECD004 Akasic Record  album cover Kalahari Surfers Akasic Record (Album) ADOPECD004 South Africa 2001 Sell This Version
ADOPECD005 4/4 Down The Stairs  album cover Felix Laband 4/4 Down The Stairs(CD, Album) African Dope Records, African Dope Records ADOPECD005 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ADOPECD 006 Super Deluxe Mode  album cover Moodphase5ive Super Deluxe Mode(CD, Album) African Dope Records, African Dope Records ADOPECD 006 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
adopecd 007 Cape Of Good Dope  album cover Various Cape Of Good Dope (Comp) adopecd 007 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
ADOPECD008 Social Ills  album cover Godessa Social Ills(CD, Maxi, Enh) African Dope Records ADOPECD008 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
adopecd_09 The Ziggurat  album cover The Constructus Corporation The Ziggurat (Album) adopecd_09 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ADOPECD 010 African Dope Soundsystem  album cover Various African Dope Soundsystem(CD, Comp) African Dope Records ADOPECD 010 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
ADOPECD011 Muti Media  album cover Kalahari Surfers Muti Media(CD, Album) African Dope Records ADOPECD011 South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ADOPECD012 Markus Wormstorm & Sibot Are The Real Estate Agents  album cover The Real Estate Agents Markus Wormstorm & Sibot Are The Real Estate Agents(2xCD, Album + CD, Enh, Mixed) African Dope Records ADOPECD012 South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
ADOPECD013 African Dope's Greatest Hit  album cover Various African Dope's Greatest Hit(CD, Comp, Mixed) African Dope Records ADOPECD013 South Africa 2007 Sell This Version
ADOPECD014 Cape Of Good Dope 2  album cover Various Cape Of Good Dope 2(CD, Comp, P/Mixed) African Dope Records ADOPECD014 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
adopecd015 Look Mom, No Hands  album cover Mix N Blend Look Mom, No Hands(CD) African Dope Records adopecd015 South Africa 2009 Sell This Version
ADOPECDLIO Laugh It Off  album cover Pest Control International And David Kramer (2) Pest Control International And David Kramer (2) - Laugh It Off(CD) African Dope Records ADOPECDLIO South Africa 2003 Sell This Version
ADOPED009 Suck My Underground  album cover Jam Jarr Suck My Underground(6xFile, MP3, EP, 320) African Dope Records ADOPED009 South Africa 2012
BASH001 Smart Casual  album cover Tykoon Suit Smart Casual(CD, Album) African Dope Records BASH001 South Africa 2006 Sell This Version
DOPE 1202 Donkey Rattle  album cover Felix Laband Donkey Rattle(12") African Dope Records DOPE 1202 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
DOPE 1203 Cape Of Good Dope  album cover Various Cape Of Good Dope(12") African Dope Records DOPE 1203 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
DOPE 1204 Social Ills  album cover Godessa Social Ills(12") African Dope Records DOPE 1204 South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
none Honey Beats Vol 1  album cover Various Honey Beats Vol 1(5xFile, MP3, Comp, 320) African Dope Records none South Africa 2010
none Electroluv  album cover Mr_Gelatine* Electroluv(CD, Album) microDot none South Africa 2004 Sell This Version
none African Dope  album cover Various African Dope(12", EP, Promo) African Dope Records none South Africa 2002 Sell This Version
PR008 Acid™ Made Me Do It  album cover Krushed & Sorted Acid™ Made Me Do It(2x12", Album, Ltd, RE, RM) Permanent Record PR008 South Africa 2018 Sell This Version

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turntable_terrorist

February 8, 2018
undoubtedly One of South Africa's (only) most innovative and creative record labels. and home to many great artists. whether its relaxing ambient styling of Felix Laband, the turntable terrorism electro of Sibot/Real Estate Agents or the far out trip hop sci fi inspired stories by Constructus Corporation (then headed by the now well known Ninja of Die Antwoord!) There was something for everyone. as of 2016, the label seems to have closed its doors permanently, but you can still access the "old site" which is choc full of goodies for good ears. If you can find it I recommend picking up the compilation Cape of Good dope (Or Cape Town beats, released on Jarring Effect) which is a taster of what this label had to offer.