This is a band like no other – think Black Cat White Cat meets Brenda Fassie – add an opera singer, a polish refugee, a Manchester born Kwaito star and SA’s most astute linguist and you have half the picture. The other half best be experienced live.
The major first single is the raucous ‘Taka Takata’ – a little throwback to the days of Kwaito’s dominance. This old school classic features two legends of South African Hip Hop & Kwaito, Pitch Black Afro and Mapaputsi. The track was originally recorded as the title track for a comedy film featuring Trevor Noah and Kagiso Lediga, and the two top selling rappers added some super fresh freestyling to the session.
The song mixes the sound of the joyous big street bands of old with the urban grittiness of kwaito beats and swinging freestyle rap!
BOMBSHELTER BEAST represent a unique approach to the South African sound – where you will experience a Jozi-mixed grill of old school Kwaito & House, Drum n Bass, Dancehall, Dub, Ska, Balkan, Boeremusiek, Hip Hop, Ghoema, Rock, and the odd sneaky bit of Jazz – all peppered with badass rapping & live improvisations.
THIS IS A BAND YOU NEED TO SEE LIVE –
Don’t miss them at Rumours Rock City on 4 May 2018-
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STREAM THE ALBUM HERE