Linda BLK JKS and South Africa's Roots Heavyweight DJ BlaQ t of EvO LokxiOn...with that record, Vosloorus, Gauteng, Azania June 2007.
The "Mystery EP"is now international on vinyl at the following shops:
Rough Trade (London)
Soul Jazz (London)
...and of course othermusic (NYC) with the exclusive digital download.
30 June 2008
26 June 2008
MANDELA WE THANK YOU FOR EVERY THING.
"Mzabalazo" recorded live at Harriet's Alter Ego in Brooklyn April 2008.
This is BLK JKS update of a classic apartheid era toyi toyi fight song when folks got it crackin in the streets. Listen close and you can hear Tshepang shouting out trailblazing South African bands like Harare and Stimela who pushed musical boundaries when it was near impossible to do so on almost every level.
Respect to bands like that and of course to Nelson Mandela on his 90th birthday!!!
Throwback metal version for free here.
Video produced by DigForFire.tv
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BLK JKS "MYSTERY" EP
PRODUCED BY BRANDON CURTIS.
RECORDED AT ELECTRIC LADY STUDIOS, NYC.
IT'S IN EVERY THING YOU'LL SEE
AVAILABLE ON DIGITAL AND VINYL FORMATS
FROM THE FINEST MUSIC SHOPS WORLDWIDE.
MORE INFO TO COME.
03 June 2008
Lest yall think it's all far-flung shows and foreign flows for BLK JKS these days, we're excited to announce what looks to be a special, progressive engagement.
From 1-4 October your heroes BLK JKS will participate in the Pan African Space Station, a Cape Town creative collaboration that will beam forward ever/backwards never African peoples music to the surrounding metropolis in a commercial-free stream of sound...to wit, "PASS radio will broadcast from studios in the city centre and live from the city's public spaces: malls, gardens, community centres, and clubs before and throughout the music festival."
BLK JKS will be representing
South Africa Azania along with Carlo Mombelli and the Prisoners of Strange, Rock Art and others, while Nacao Zumbi (Brasil), Ayetoro (Nigeria), the Cindy Blackman Quartet and the Ze Maria Quartet (Angola/Mozambique) rep for the diaspora.
Sounds crazy but no surprise, really. Its brought to you by the brain trust that is Chimurenga.
Now need you to CLICK HERE for more info and sign a petition to get an FM license for these shocking vibes!!!