When we wrote about the last collaboration between British producers LV and South Africa's Okmalumkoolkat, we called it "a dream team in the FADER microworld of 2010." Two years later, the pairing's just as exciting. The video for "Sebenza," shot in Johannesburg and Orange Farm Township, feels almost like a South African response to MIA's "Bad Girls," complete with impressive dancing extras and death-defying spinning cars. Okmalumkoolkat's pithy lyrics read like a Kraftwerk song, except delivered with feeling: Cyan, magenta, yellow, black/ Mac, MacBook Pro processor. Check out Dazed and Confused for an interview with the director, Chris Saunders, and both artists. LV's Get a Grip EP comes out July 23rd via Hyperdub, and their album Sebenza comes out late-August.
June 13, 2012