As a special Bank Holiday weekend treat, Soundcrash take you on the trip of a lifetime, from South Africa to Jamaica to Angola to Lisbon and back! On the 4th May 2014, KOKO London will transform into an eclectic cocktail of deep Bass music from The Bug, combined with rapid style rhythms and soulful vocal chorus’ from Nozinja aka Shangaan electro as well as the diverse selections from Branko of Buraka som Sistema, this is the club night of the century, guaranteed to make people dance faster than ever before!
Richard “Nozinja” Mthetwa is the South African artist, producer and DJ who has masterminded a 21st century reboot of indigenous folk tradition, Tsonga disco, kwaito and house to create the Afro-futurist dance music dubbed ‘Shangaan Electro’. The contemporary synth-driven music is combined with traditional rhythms and percussion to produce an eminently danceable, frantic and ruthless concoction. Nozinja has toured extensively with Shangaan Electro, performing scene-stealing turns at Sonar, Roskilde and Sydney festivals alongside club sessions at the Berghain.
Over the years, Kevin Martin’s fusion of genres such as Jazz, Hip Hop, industrial, reggae and dub has made The Bug a sought after act to work with. With his last album, released on Ninja Tune receiving critical acclaim, his next release ‘Angels and Devils, also on Ninja Tune, is highly anticipated for 2014.
Branko (formerly J-Wow) is the driving force and one of the main producers in Buraka Som Sistema. The Lisbon group released their debut album ‘Black Diamond’ in November 2008 to rave reviews and acclaim from a who’s who of relevant producers, and continued to make waves with sophomore album “Komba” in 2011. When Branko is not touring or in the studio with Buraka, he’s either scouting for new music for his Enchufada label or making beats by himself. Branko plays innovative electronic rhythms and genres from every corner of the planet.
Hailed as the ‘Parisian Synth Magician’, dEbruit’s talents as both a producer and performer are internationally acclaimed. As a talented musician and instrumentalist, his productions offer a diverse range of sounds and styles all mixed seamlessly together to create exciting, lively music to be enjoyed by all.
Under the moniker Turtle, Jon Cooper, has already received support and acclaim from the likes of Lauren Laverne and Gilles Peterson to name but a few. His debut EP titled ‘Who Knows’ is an elegant mixture of electronic sounds and ambient synths, topped with delicate vocals.
Expect nothing less than the most earth moving bass raves of the year, tickets will fly for this one so don’t sleep on it!