YYou may remember BATUK from our very first issue! We have been following these incredible artists ever since the beginning of their journey and we are excited to share with you that their have a new release dropping TOMORROW!
Manteiga and Spoek Mathambo form part of the world renowned music collective called BATUK.
The globetrotting bodyrocking group from Johannesburg are back with a new single & music video titled Move!, an ode to the township roots that shaped them. Hailing from Maputo and Johannesburg respectively, artist and musician Manteiga, brings a unique fusion of Mozambican and South African flair to her music and art. The music is vibrant and energetic, while being culturally rich. Batuk is Manteiga’s collaboration with established electronic music producer Spoek Mathambo.
They released their debut album, Musica da Terra in May 2016 and since then they have enjoyed coverage from prominent international media such as CNN, BBC, i-D Magazine, Rolling Stones Magazine, OkayAfrica, Les InRocks Magazine, Tsugi Magazine, Elle Magazine, Marie Claire Magazine, and others.
Batuk will release their second album “Kasi Royalty” in May 2018. More urban than their debut, Musica Da Terra this album is also largely inspired by deep house and kwaito. With their hybrid of melodic gems, rap, afro-house, soul and zouk, Batuk brings kwaito and house up to date.
Since its inception in 2015, Batuk has performed in numerous countries in Africa, Europe and the UK. In the past year, they have performed for over 200 000 people in over 15 countries including Belgium, Burkina Faso, France, Germany, Italy, Kenya, Mozambique, Netherlands, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Swaziland, Switzerland, Sweden, Uganda and the UK.
Stay tuned for the link to check out their new song tomorrow – we have had first access and can tell you, you don’t want to miss it!
Congratulations to these very talented artists who keep pushing the envelope and reminding the world that Africa’s heartbeat is louder than ever. We are simply left smiling, applauding, cheering, wanting more.