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Sub Pop to Release Fresh Electronic Sounds from Spoek Mathambo in March

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By: Spacelab Research Staff
January 3, 2012

New Sub Pop artist Spoek Mathambo is getting ready to drop his first album for the label with Father Creeper on Mar. 13. It's South African street meets American R & B with some electronic music stylings and a nod to hip hop, dubstep, and anything else that Spoek Mathambo is finding interesting at a given moment. He's prone to experiment with sounds, so what Father Creeper will bring us is anyone's guess. Check out the song “Put Some Red On It” from the new album above.

In the meantime, here's blurb from Sub Pop that describes the Spoek Mathambo exerpience: "On Father Creeper, Mathambo moves from being a smart and sexed-up rap prince to a bandleader juggernaut who uses every means available – rapping, singing, production, visuals – to articulate A) his intrinsic weirdness B) the visceral tensions and irrepressible vitality of contemporary Johannesburg, from belly hungry and culturally ravenous post-Apartheid teens to grizzled elders who have seen the serious heavy C) an impressive commitment to making music magic. In other words, there is fucking and poetry, and it's hard to separate the scary moments from the sublimely beautiful ones."

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