London and Soweto will collide when Actress and Shangaan Electro perform live at Soundcrash in October.
Hold tight for another genre-bending lineup from London promoters Soundcrash, who are pitting the futureproof UK techno of Darren Cunningham, aka Actress, against the hyperspeed South African dance styles of Shangaan Electro, at London’s Oval Space on Friday October 18th. Cunningham is no stranger to the Shangaan sound, harnessing the 21st century take on the style on his unhinged 2012 EP ‘Actress Meets Shangaan Electro’.
Expect the Werkdiscs boss to show off material from his recently confirmed new full-length ‘Ghettoville’, whilst the Shangaan Electro dance troupe will raise the energy levels with their manic rehaul of the traditional sounds of Soweto, a performance which has blown minds at Sonar, Roskilde and Sydney festivals as well as the hallowed Berghain. If this wasn’t enough, Soundcrash are promising special guests, adding weight to what could be one of the gigs of the year. Head to the Soundcrash website to grab tickets, and if you’re unfamiliar with Shangaan then check this video of the troupe performing at last year’s Roskilde Festival. Madness.