Event: Spoek Mathambo (@SPOEK_MATHAMBO) Live At Rich Mix London For The Serious Space Festival


Spoek Mathambo Live

London Rich Mix

May 20th 2017, 8pm

There is little doubt that South Africa is one of the most excit­ing music­al hubs in the world today, and who bet­ter as its ambas­sad­or than the inim­it­able Spoek Math­ambo.

With two solo albums under his belt (not to men­tion his col­lab­or­at­ive pro­jects Fant­asma and Batuk), Spoek Math­ambo is a true music act­iv­ist, show­cas­ing and stretch­ing the lim­its of elec­tron­ic music and hip hop. On his new album Mzansi Beat Code, released in April, he pushes it one step fur­ther, abandon­ing vocals to focus on pro­duc­tion, cre­at­ing a soph­ist­ic­ated yet densely woven land­scape which mixes vari­ous South Afric­an house schools (Bac­ardi, iGqomu, Sghubu), Clas­sic­al House, Techno, Rap and folk music Kwazulu Maskandi.

Armed with a Roland sampler and his laptop, Spoek height­ens off­beat rhythms to build sound col­lages where per­cus­sion, boun­cing gui­tars, and a bewil­der­ing array of samples (excerpts from phone con­ver­sa­tions, radio inter­views, speeches, sketches, old TV shows etc) inter­sect.
Mzansi Beat Code, is also Spoek’s trib­ute to all past, present and future South Afric­an musi­cians for the strength they give it. South Afric­an cul­ture is alive, and brim­ming with more energy than ever. Spread the word.

Spoek Math­ambo will be play­ing live at the Rich Mix on May 20th as part of the ‘Ser­i­ous Space’ Fest­iv­al. The fest­iv­al offers a pro­gramme of innov­at­ive new work coupled with a range of con­tem­por­ary music and col­lab­or­at­ive arts pro­jects. It provides a plat­form for show­cas­ing excit­ing new artists along­side more estab­lished acts who are present­ing new work and live music across six nights in club ven­ues; a vibrant addi­tion to the area’s diverse cal­en­dar.

For Tick­ets vis­it: http://serious.org.uk/events/spoek-mathambo


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Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal

Edit­or / PR Con­sult­ant at No Bounds
Rishma Dhali­w­al has extens­ive exper­i­ence study­ing and work­ing in the music and media industry. Hav­ing writ­ten a thes­is on how Hip Hop acts as a social move­ment, she has spent years research­ing and con­nect­ing with artists who use the art form as a tool for bring­ing a voice to the voice­less. Cur­rently work­ing in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media know­ledge to I am Hip Hop and oth­er pro­jects by No Bounds.

About Rishma Dhaliwal

Rishma Dhaliwal
Rishma Dhaliwal has extensive experience studying and working in the music and media industry. Having written a thesis on how Hip Hop acts as a social movement, she has spent years researching and connecting with artists who use the art form as a tool for bringing a voice to the voiceless. Currently working in TV, Rishma brings her PR and media knowledge to I am Hip Hop and other projects by No Bounds.