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Spoek Mathambo's Future Sound Of Mzansi Mix Series: Okmalumkoolkat

The latest in Spoek Mathambo's Future Sound Of Mzansi Documentary Mix Series is an hour of Johannesburg rapper Okmalumkoolkat.


Future Sound Of Mzansi is shaping up to be one of the documentaries we're most excited for this year. A film by Nthato Mokgata (aka Spoek Mathambo) and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, the project is an in depth look at South Africa's electronic music landscape through its key players, and features a roll call of our favorite South African producers (and a few rappers too), including DJ Spoko, DJ Mujava, Nozinja, Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim, John Wizards, Jumping Back Slash, Richard The Third (aka Maramza), Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Christian Tiger School, and BIG FKN GUN.

With the film set to make its South African debut in July at the Durban International Film Festival, Spoek has a new mixtape series up his sleeves. After a slew of top notch all-SA electronic, rap, and electronic-hybrid tapes earlier this year, Spoek now looks to individual beatmakers and shakers featured in the doc. Today he came through with an hourlong dose of classics, rare material and soon-to-be released tracks from Jozi's BOYZNBUCKS rapper Okmalumkoolkat, fresh on the heels of signing a label deal with Vienna's Affine Records. Perhaps Spoek puts it best: "He is a visionary vocalist/visual artist who's work is an exciting example of the sounds coming out of SA right now. He has collaborated with producers from all over SA as well as far afield as Austria and the UK, to create a unique mixture of futuristic, distinctly South African tracks." Look out for Okmalumkoolkat's solo EP debut Holy Oxygen I to drop in July and stream/download Spoek's latest in the Future Sound of Mzansi Mix Series below.

Spoek Mathambo's Future Sound of Mzansi Mix Series: Okmalumkoolkat Tracklist

LV feat Okmalumkoolkat - SSSNAKE

Okmalumkoolkat - Holy Oxygen

OKMALUMKOOLKAT_SIYAGUNDA._Barbershop_Remix_feat.The_Snitch

REASON_Bump_The_Cheese_Up_Remix_Feat._Toll_A_Mo_AKA_OkMalumKoolKat_Dirty

LV_feat_Okmalumkoolkat_-_PUSH_IT

Mashayabhuqe - Shandarabaa x Ekhelemende feat. OKMALUMKOOLKAT

Kid Fonque, Okmalumkoolkat, Cuebur, Andy Boi & Jonny Miller - Usangkhumbula

The Frown - Double_Down_-_Take_Away_Mix feat Okmalumkoolkat

LV - Boomslang_feat._Okmalumkoolkat

LV & Okmalumkoolkat- Zharp (Hyperdub 2010)

Spoek Mathambo - Weekend Special

JR - Bob Mabena_Feat. OKMalumKoolKat & Spoek Mathambo

Branko - Pray (feat. Kalaf, Okmalumkoolkat, Nastio)

Okmalumkoolkat - Bhut'yang'chaza

Cassper Nyovest X okmalumkoolkat - Gusheshe

LV feat. Okmalumkoolkat - Spitting Cobra

Okmalumkoolkat - Internet Jetset Zuper

DIRTY PARAFFIN - Moonwalker

DIRTY PARAFFIN - Okzharp_Malumkoolkat_Pt._II

Okmalumkoolkat - iJusi

LV_feat._Okmalumkoolkat_-_Sebenza (Maramza Remix)

LV_feat._Okmalumkoolkat_-_Sebenza (DJ Clock Remix)

LV - Diamonds feat Okmalumkoolkat

DIRTY PARAFFIN - DOWNLOAD THIS ON MP3

Big Fkn Gun - Space feat Spoek Mathambo & Okmalumkoolkat

LV feat. Okmalumkoolkat - Zulu Compurar

LV feat. Okmalumkoolkat - International Pantsula

DIRTY PARAFFIN - A-HA

DIRTY PARAFFIN - BIG BUCKS BONANZA

OX++, NONKU, BRA SOL, OKMALUMKOOLKAT - ROME

Dirty Paraffin - Papap! Papap! (OX++ Remix)

Aewon Wolf, Sketchy Bongo, OkMalumKoolKat - Kumnandila

SIBOT X OKMALUMKOOLKAT - NICE SHANDEES

JUMPING BACK SLASH - Kumoshakele (feat Okmalumkoolkat)

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