Ever since Damon Albarn’s Honest Jon label released the intriguing and stunning compilation of ‘Shangaan Electro: New Wave Dance Music From South Africa’, the Shangaan Electro sound has crawled up from the underground rave world into the international limelight. And now, one of it’s most prominent frontrunners has announced a UK tour, with some European stints added as well.

Nozinja is the South African artist who has become famous for heading this electro dance craze. It draws on local folk tradition, Tsonga ‘disco’, kwaito and South African house, but with a futuristic 21st century spin on it.

Hailing from the streets of Limpopo and Soweto in South Africa, he has released a vast catalogue of cassettes, CD-Rs and DVDs on Nozinja Productions and has captured prolific fans amongst fellow artists such as Caribou, The Knife and Mount Kimbie. Followed with a high profile series of 12”s on Honest Jon’s, his tracks have seen remixing by the likes of Rashad & Spinn, Rocardo Villalobos and Hype Williams.

If this has wet your appetite enough but you still don’t know what we’re talking about, you can check out this Dazed and Confused short film showcasing the sound.



Tue 29 Bristol, Start The Bus

Wed 30 Brighton, Bermuda Triangle


Thu 1 Liverpool, Sound City

Fri 2 Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge

Sat 3 Krems, Donau Festival

Sun 4 London, Electrowerkz

Mon 5 Sheffield, The Harley

Thu 8 Gent, Vooruit

Fri 9 Berlin, Urban Spree

Sat 10 Utrecht, Spiegelbar


Fri 22 Katowice, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival

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