Listen and download 'The Atom Strikes,' the first official drop off Spoek Mathambo and Shamon Cassette's Wave Crusher mixtape.
<p>We're loving this new <strong>Wave Crusher</strong> collab project from Joburg wordsmith <strong><a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/07/02/mixtape-spoek-mathambos-escape-from-85/" target="_blank">Spoek</a> </strong>and the New York-based fashion guru <strong><a href="http://www.shamoncassette.com/" target="_blank">Shamon Cassette</a></strong> (formerly <strong>Cerebral Vortex</strong>). In their self-described "love letter to the original adventurous spirit of rap and hip-hop," which comes in the form of an upcoming mixtape, the two have reworked/sampled some pretty great cuts. Last month we got an early taste of the impending reimaginations with "<a href="http://www.okayafrica.com/2013/09/30/spoek-mathambo-pixies-my-mind-is-in-the-clouds/" target="_blank">My Mind Is In The Clouds</a>," an afrofuturist take on <strong>the Pixies</strong>' 90s karaoke favorite.</p><p>On "The Atom Strikes," the official first drop off Wave Crusher, UK pop-goth songstress <strong>Charli XCX</strong>'s subdued party anthem "Nuclear Seasons" receives an epic treatment from the SA/NY collaborators — who accompany their rhymes about pharmaceutical drug dependency with production suited for end of the world. The full <em>Wave Crusher</em> mixtape is set to drop as a free download October 25th via <a href="http://spoekmathambo.com/" target="_blank">spoekmathambo.com</a> and <a href="http://www.shamoncassette.com/" target="_blank">shamoncassette.com</a>. For now listen/download "<a href="https://soundcloud.com/spoekmathambo/the-atom-strikes-wave-crusher" target="_blank">The Atom Strikes</a>" below.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=https%3A//api.soundcloud.com/tracks/115287431&color=8e56e0&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true" width="100%"></iframe></p>
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