Who we are: African Dope Records is an independent record label based in Cape Town, South Africa. It is the brainchild of the world renowned beats ‘n breaks DJ/producer duo Krushed & Sorted, who began and ran the record label from its original humble HQ in the centre of Cape Town back in 2000. Since April 2000, Dope has been releasing the phreshest beats and breaks by artists from the Mother City.
Why we are: Seven years ago the South African music underground was deeper and darker than a Gauteng mine-shaft. But down this mineshaft there was gold just waiting to be found. Enter a couple of DJs who had realised from early on that a DJ career in Cape Town was never going to grow beyond back-room raves without access to tunes that weren't available anywhere else. So with mining hats, a pick axe of talent, a stick of dynamite ambition and a box of matches they went digging sub-surface, mining for that definitive Cape Town sound.