Raves are alive and well, especially in South Africa where we know Spoek Mathambo is inciting riots on the dancefloor. He and his band Mshini Wam are Africa's new wave of talent, a bright prospect, yet his ominous drums are so good it's really some scary shit. Hit the jump to get BBE's profile of Spoek and his forthcoming album also titled Mshini Wam (loosely translating to mean "My Machine" after a popular Zulu song).
"Part of a new breed of African artists, 24 year-old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper/DJ and Graphic Designer/Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture. As front-man for electrorap outfits SWEAT.X and PLAYDOE, Spoek Mathambo has become a increasingly prominent figure in the international music scene over the last couple of years."
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