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The Future Sound of Mzansi is an AfriDoc brought to you by Spoek Mathambo and Lebogang Rasethaba.

Don't miss the  Afridoc Future Sound of Mzansi which explores the past, present and future of the electronic music scene and its multiple sub-genres.

Watch it on Sunday 22 October at 22:00  on BET. Also available on DStv Now

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The film is directed by Nthato Mokgata also known as Spoek Mathambo and Lebogang Rasethaba.

 

 

Their mission was to meet and swap notes with their heroes, colleagues, competitors and co-conspirators, an ever-potent gang of electronic music pioneers.

DStv had a quick interview with Spoek Mathambo who said the film was inspired by South Africa's present, past and future sounds. "I am a passionate artist who is very proud and excited by the South Africa and the great wealth of talent we possess...the film was inspired by that passion and love for SA art, especislly that of the underdog."

As a creative artist and producer that makes unique music videos which artist inspire Spoek? "Oooh so many... Tira, Zoe Modiga, DJ Spoko, Mujava, Batuk, Jonas Gwangwa, Dj Cleo, Culoe de Song, Kippie Moeketsi, Ihhashi elimhlophe, Johnny Dyani,  Bhekumuzi Luthuli, Samthing Soweto, Marumo, Vukazithathe, JBS....and artists like Fela Kuti and Stevie Wonder inspire me."

Samthing Soweto is burning up the airwaves at the moment along with Sun El for the song Akanamali:

 

 

As far as collaborations go Spoek has worked with may great artists, and what can we expect in the future? "I've most recently worked with Morena Leraba, Langa Mavuso and Mada Mo...as well as Loui Lvndn and Kajama for my album Mzansi Beat Code."

Spoek enjoys watching "all sorts of films and documentaries." He's also looking forward to experiencing "more of Africa and South America."
So what is the Future Sound of Mzansi? "The future is now...and there are so many great sounds in Mzansi!! Open up your ears and eyes, the future is all around us."