You may remember last year some charming videos that were doing the rounds showing some particularly crazy South African dancers throwing down to music that sounded like it had been beamed straight from another planet. This mini-craze was sparked by the release of Shangaan Electro Volume One (read our review here) by Honest Jon’s and introduced bloggers, hipsters, and pretty much anyone with a well adjusted sense of fun to the likes of the Tshetsha Boys and a producer simply called Dog.
Now the craze – which is an evolution of traditional Shangaan music, but played at Gabba tempos – is coming to Europe with Dog (aka Nozinja) and the Tshetsha Boys dancers playing a number of dates at festivals and clubs across Europe. Apparently they promise to show the "fastest Shangaan dancers around". Which is f*****g fast. We promise you.
Thu 16 MADRID, CA2M
Sat 18 BARCELONA, SONAR
Tue 21 GENEVA, L’USINE
Wed 22 LYON, GRND ZERO
Thu 23 TOULOUSE, LES SIESTES ELECTRONIQUES
Fri 24 PARIS, POINT EPHEMERE
Sat 25 LONDON, RICH MIX
Sun 26 MANCHESTER, ISLINGTON MILL
Tue 28 BRUSSELS, LES ATELIERS CLAUS
Wed 29 ROTTERDAM, WORM @ HEIDEGGER
Thu 30 BERLIN, BERGHAIN
Fri 1 ROSKILDE, ROSKILDE FESTIVAL