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Shangaan Electro

Nozinja, Tshetsha Boys, Tiyiselani & Nkata Mawewe (ZA)
Tue. 28 June 2011
Les Ateliers Claus, Brussels
doors: 21:30
ticket:

180+ bpm Soweto style new dance music. Sold out!

Shangaan Electro

Shangaan Electro is the street level dance phenomenon from South Africa that went global in 2010 on the back of a series of viral youtube clips (2 million hits and counting) and an acclaimed compilation on Honest Jon’s that introduced the movers and shakers in this fast emerging micro-genre. Shangaan Electro replaces Shangaan music’s traditional instrumentation with midi-keyboard sounds, re-pitched vocal samples and jacking four to the floor beats, then amps things up to breakneck speeds of over 180BPM. This is hyper-kinetic digital dance music custom made for weekly dance offs in Soweto, and it’s getting ever faster…