SPOEK MATHAMBO is intent on defying description. As a contradiction, as a South African black man, he shot to our attention when covering ‘She’s Lost Control’, a song by European legends, JOY DIVISION.
A South African signed to the legendary Sub Pop Records label is an even bigger feat than that of BLK JKS who signed to ‘Canada’. Hopefully he follows the success that few, such as Die Antwoord, have achieved.
Viva to music that doesn’t care for rules. Viva to music that, unlike the failed South African government, truly represents the possibilities of a Rainbow Nation.
Like most of his music, no matter the genre he chooses to communicate with, it’s like sounds from another world (a result of mixing electronica, pop, R&B and kwaito). Below is a sampling of his avant garde music videos as well as many free streams and downloads from his Soundcloud profile.
Look out for his new album, Father Creeper.