SPOEK MATHAMBO

Mshini Wam

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 over the last couple of years become a increasingly prominent figure in the international music scene. Spoek Mathambo has been chosen to represent Africa in the Nike Sportswear X The Fader Magazine ‘Pitch Perfect’ mixtape series, which is a collaboration based around the culture defining magazine. He also has been chosen to be on the cover of Fader Magazine for August/September issue. Furthermore Spoek will be featured with an interview in the German / French TV program Arte “Tracks” in September 2010.

The title of his album “Mshini Wam” is taken from a famous South African song with lyrics in Zulu called “Umshini Wami”, what means “My Machine” in English. It is popular amongst members of the military wing of the ANC – in their version it means bring me my machine gun.
Spoek Mathambo wants to give it a new connotation: for him “Mshini Wam” means “My Machine… a way to express a new wave of electronic African music”.
Tracklist:

01. Gwababa (Don’t Be Scared)
02. Mshini Wam
03. Mshini Wam Pt. 2
04. Don’t Mean To Be Rude
05. Let Them Talk
06. March For Union Buildings
07. Gunboat
08. Out The Box
09. Control
10. Au
11. War On Words
12. Thunder
13. Douche Bag Club
14. Tonite

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