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Spoek Mathambo

Spoek Mathambo

Spoek Mathambo is a South African artist, producer, singer-songwriter and rapper known for his fusion of a wide array of musical influences and his coining the Township Tech, to describe the electronic music he produces.

His early work included collaborations with South African producer Sibot, who also worked with Okmalumkoolkat on "Nice Shandees".

In 2010, his debut album Mshini Wam was released on BBE Records The album includes an award-winning cover of Joy Division’s "She's Lost Control".

The track received the Young Director Award at the 2011 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity. Meanwhile, Mathambo was nominated in the Best African Act category at the 2011 MOBO Awards.

« Le reste du monde a souvent une vision dépassée, réductrice voire totalement fausse de notre culture. Je veux démontrer la vitalité, la diversité et l’incroyable énergie des musiciens Sud-Africains, capables de jouer punk autant que de produire le meilleur hip-hop ! Je suis fier de tout ce dont je suis capable aujourd’hui. Je le dois à tous les artistes que je côtoie quotidiennement dans mon pays. »

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Spoek Mathambo
Spoek Mathambo
Spoek Mathambo

In 2012, Mathambo released his second album Father Creeper on Sub Pop, gaining him a second nomination for Best African Act, at the 2012 MOBO Awards. He was also nominated for Best African Act for the third time at the 2013 MOBO awards.

Mathambo released his third full-length record, Escape from '85, in July 2013 and till now produce and he contributes to several projects including Batuk

Here is the new video from South African artist Spoek. "Awufuni" was filmed on location in Johannesburg and pays homage to Izintombi Zesi Manje Manje, a female group that took South Africa by storm in the late 1960's.

Spoek Mathambo