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Warp Signs Nozinja (Shangaan Electro)


Nozinja is the South African artist famous for creating the revolutionary dance movement dubbed shangaan electro. A 21st century reboot of local Folk tradition, Tsonga Disco, Kwaito and South African House, Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up an innovative and iconic Afro-Futurist strain of Electronic Dance Music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form.

Nozinja’s sound has found a particular kinship with other forward-thinking Electronic producers and DJs, with fans and champions including Caribou, The Knife, Mount Kimbie and Pearson Sound. A high profile series of 12”s on Honest Jon’s featured Theo Parrish, Rashad & Spinn, Ricardo Villalobos, Hype Williams and others remixing Shangaan tracks, subsequently compiled on the ‘Shangaan Shake’ double CD. 2013 saw the release of two brand new Nozinja cuts (under various pseudonyms) on Dan Snaith’s (Caribou, Daphni) Jiaolong label.

We recommend taking a look at the following video below to learn more, as well as the upcoming shows (dates below) for a taste of what is to come…

Nozinja Tour Dates:

29 Bristol, Start The Bus
30 Brighton, Bermuda Triangle

01 Liverpool, Sound City
02 Paris, La Machine du Moulin Rouge
03 Krems, Donau Festival
04 London, Electrowerkz
05 Sheffield, The Harley
08 Gent, Vooruit
09 Berlin, Urban Spree
10 Utrecht, Spiegelbar

02 Katowice, Tauron Nowa Muzyka Festival

For more Nozinja, just click here.

Written by Manny King John


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