South African producer, songwriter and filmmaker Spoek Mathambo has released the house single “Black Rose” today. Fellow South African artists Damao, Suga Flow and Tamar are featured on the song from Mathambo’s upcoming Mzansi Beat Code. It is his third album and the mix of hip-hop, house and electronic music is deliberate and Mathambo offers his description:
“The album interludes and skits play with ideas of media. I record a lot of sounds with my dictaphone, steal clips from YouTube… Everything clashes to express things that are so specific and local yet global…nostalgic yet right now, or at least yesterday,”
Mzansi Beat Code will be released April 14th.