Boomkat Product Review:
South African House represents with a heavy debut album from MC Spoek Mathambo of Sweat.X. 'Mshini Wam' proves the Jo'berg rapper is at the vanguard of a fresh African sound, mixing traces of Kwaito with dubstep, techno and electrofunk in charismatic style. Recent single 'Gwababa Don't Be Scared' fires the first warning shot of technoid Zulu beats, while 'War On Words' sounds like a dubstepped Various Production joint. For the dancing gear, we'd direct you towards 'Tonight' and the percolating pop of 'Let Them Talk' feat Zaki Ibrahim, while the cover of Joy Division's 'Control' is an unexpected highlight, wickedly recontextualised as a Kwaito roller. Afro-futurists, check!