Nozinja: Nozinja Lodge | Album Review
Meet the entrepreneur of the year. Richard Mthethwa used to make a living repairing mobile phones before copping on that music might produce a better return.
The South African dude hotwired bits and pieces of Shangaan folk music, kwaito house, disco jive and wonky, glitchy electronics together to produce a powerful, strangely effective dancefloor sound.
After the initial WTF factor around Shangaan electro led to tours and compilations, Mthethwa has returned to the studio for his Warp debut to see if the magic can strike a second time.
Tracks like Mitshetshoi and Tsekeleke are playful and energetic, each spinning and oscillating wildly and taking the listener in different directions, like a crazy rollercoaster ride.