Monday, February 21, 2011


This is Genius.

South Africa, lets show the world what we made of.

Text by Dazed Digital

'Control', the fourth single from Spoek Mathambo's debut album Mshini Wam, is a 'darkwave township house' cover of the Joy Division classic 'She's Lost Control'. In collaboration with one of South Africa's most influential photographers Pieter Hugo, and cinematographer Michael Cleary, the new video explores township cults and teen gangs. Shot on location in a squatted train boarding house in Langa, Cape Town, the video features a cast mostly made up of local neighborhood kids who run their own dance troop, Happy Feet. Spoek Mathambo has been pioneering a progressive take on African music for the last few years via his DJing (as HIVIP), solo and live band projects, having featured on Boysnoize Records and Top Billin.

Directed and shot by Pieter Hugo & Michael Cleary
Edited by Richard Starkey

Fish of Galilee

More than ten years ago my parents went to Jerusalem on holiday bought a silver fish/knife for me. I was too young to have it at the time so my mother kept it.
Until, sometime last year when she found it in a box and surprised me with a beautiful gift.

The fish in the design is an illustration of the keyring.

dark coast

Black version of the best coast.