Move!

29/04/18Johannesburg's Batuk Put Sweat On Your Body & Hits On Da Floor

Rising South African house music collective Batuk, centered around acclaimed producer/MC Spoek Mathambo and the striking artist/performer/vocalist Manteiga, is one of those acts you need to have on your radar. Their mission is to "connect the African diaspora through rhythm culture and language", which is exactly what they have been doing, ever since they dropped their debut EP "Daniel" at the start of 2016, only to follow-up with their equally vibrant debut longplayer "Musica da Terra" later that year.

Earlier this year the duo dropped their pumping "Move!" EP, "an ode to the township roots that shaped them" as well as "a charged take on alternately midtempo/kwaito grooves, hi-energy beats and township funk", leading up to their forthcoming sophomore album "Kasi Royalty", to be released via their label Teka Records on May 11th, 2018.

Below you can feast your eyes and ears on the equally infectious music video to title track "Move!", which will having you nodding, stomping, twisting and shaking in no time. Guaranteed!

AUTHOR: Lev Nordstrom