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Gazelle & Invizable's Concept Album 'The Rise & Fall Of An Empire'

Gazelle discusses 'The Rise & Fall Of An Empire,' his new eleven-track concept album with DJ Invizable.

South African producers Xander Ferreira and Nick Matthews are the masterminds behind an avant-garde dance music they've coined Limpop. Back when they recorded and performed together as Gazelle, the duo dropped two stellar releases and set out on an ambitious "Kalahari Safari" tour of Europe. The band has since broken apart, with Ferreira (under the solo moniker Gazelle) now based in NYC while Matthews focuses on his DJ Invizable project in Cape Town. Nonetheless, the longtime production/performance partners came through last week with surprise material and news that this month they're unveiling a brand new full-length, Gazelle & DJ Invizable's four year undertaking The Rise & Fall Of An Empire. A departure from their previous electro-leaning sounds, "Visions" was the first taste to come from the eleven-track concept album, which will be accompanied by an entire "scene audio visual story" (featured in the gallery above). In an Okayafrica exclusive, Gazelle (Xander Ferreira) sheds light on The Rise & Fall Of An Empire. Read on for our full Q&A and watch the first five videos from the project below.

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