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Weird of the Day: Spoek Mathambo, “Control”


Spoek Mathambo

Since our last bit of weirdness from South Africa was an Apartheid-era piece of Euro-pop nonsense called “It’s Amazing (The Incredible Dance),” we figured we’d balance the books this week with something more contemporary and more representative of South Africa’s melting-pot mix of black and white musical influences. Spoek Mathambo is a rapper/producer from Johannesburg who calls his mix of hip-hop, electro and Afrobeat rhythms “township tech.” Here, he covers Joy Division’s “She’s Lost Control” and turns it into a throbbing techno assault, made all the more ominous by the stark imagery of this video.

You can check out more of Spoek Mathambo’s stuff on Amazon.com or his YouTube channel.

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Posted on July 10, 2014, in Weird of the Day and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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