“With just 20 years of democracy South African can feel blindly beautiful and bursting at the seems with youth, energy, potential and talent. I mean we’re still a country steeped in poverty, crime and injustice but we party like our lives depend on it.”
Future Sound of Mzansi is a documentary which explores South Africa’s musical landscape through following the development of African electronic music. The film is directed in a collaboration with Nthato Mokgata (Spoek Mathambo) and Lebo Rasethaba of Egg Films, and produced by Black Major.
You will get to experience the sounds of deep house, glitch hop, kwaito-house, township tech, sghubu sapitori, durban qhum, melodic electronica, dubstep, khawuleza and shangaan electro.
The film features an exciting range of emerging electronic music artists from various South African cities including Aero Manyelo; Black Coffee; Christian Tiger School; Felix Laband; John Wizards; Krushed & Sorted; Machepies; Markus Wormstorm; Mix & Blend; DJ Mujava; Naked Boys; Nozinja; Okmalumkoolkat; Panyaza; Rude Boyz; Sibot; DJ Spoko; Zaki Ibrahim and many more.
Some scenes of the film were screened at the Sonar Festival in Barcelona. The official premiere of the documentary will take place at the Durban International Film Festival on the 20th of July and screenings in Johannesburg and Durban will follow.