A key figure behind the spread of Shangaan Electro, a breakneck-paced South African dance style, Nozinja's album has been a while coming. Last year he announced his signing to Warp with the Tsekeleke 12", while a collaboration with Tessela followed. 'Nozinja Lodge' promises to mix rave-channelling tracks with deeper sounds, and features a community of Shangaan vocalists.
Nozinja will take up residence at The Barbican in London for the Doug Aitken-curated Station to Station, and will play a few international festivals.
You can hear a new song, Xihukwani, now.
Revisit Dummy's interview with Nozinja from last year.
Nozinja 'Nozinja Lodge' tracklist:
01. Nwa Baloyi
02. Mitshetsho We Zindaba
03. Baby Do U Feel Me 3
06. Vamaseve Vatswelani
08. N’wanga I Jesu
09. Vomaseve Hina
10. Wo Va Jaha
Nozinja live dates:
May 1st: Red Bull Music Academy Festival @ Villain, New York
July 16th: Bitterzoet, Amsterdam
July 17th: MELT! Festival, Ferropolis
July 19th: Station to Station @ Barbican, London
July 23rd: Station to Station @ Barbican, London
July 24th: Soup Kitchen, Manchester
July 26th: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
Warp Records release 'Nozinja Lodge' on June 1st 2015 (pre-order).