Trailer for Spoek Mathambo’s upcoming ‘Future Sound of Mzansi’ documentary.
From Kwaito house and township funk, to Shangaan electro and
sghubu sapitori, South Africa has fast become home to a burgeoning and ever-growing culture of various inter-related strands of homegrown electronic music.
South African jack of many creative trades Spoek Mathambo is now using film to document the musical and cultural history, as well as the present state, of all these various genres of music in the country.
“We traveled around South Africa to explore our rich electronic music scene. For years there’s been a strong movement of producers, instrumentalists, vocalists and most importantly, party goers, giving themselves to new ideas of African electronic music…Our mission was simple, to meet up with some of our heroes, colleagues, competition, and co-conspirators…an ever potent gang of electronic music pioneers sculpting The Future Sound of Mzansi.”