Johannesburg South Africa
Johannesburg’s finest has turned from smart Soweto kid to an international purveyor of afro-futurism. Spoek Mathambo, everyone!
Hailing from the city of Johannesburg, _(artist-name)Spoek Mathambo_ has turned from a smart Soweto kid to an international purveyor of afro-futurism. A rapper who effortlessly jumps from a healthy obsession with sex to post-Apartheid politics, and a DJ who revels in the sounds he likes to call township tech, Spoek Mathambo has gotten recognition from all the right magazines, seen his name in various club music charts the world over, and seemingly toured every bit of earth between his homeland of South Africa and Malmœ, Sweden, where his 2012 album for Sub Pop, _(album-title)Father Creeper_, was mixed. From the surefire dance floor fillers with his _(artist-name)SWEAT.X_ outfit, via _(artist-name)Playdoe_, to Spoek Mathambo, Nthato Mokgata - as he is known to his parents - has evolved at a rapid pace so far, and whichever of his wild styles you take in, you’ll be hard pressed to keep sitting still.