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Nozinja

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Biography

Nozinja is the South African producer, showman and innovator behind the revolutionary dance movement known as ‘shangaan electro’. Freshly signed to Warp Records, he now presents a brand new live show showcasing the inimitable next-level programming, hyper-speed dance moves and soulful vocal hooks that make this a club experience like no other.

Shangaan electro connects South African folk tradition with contemporary genres like kwaito and house, and Nozinja has transcended these reference points to dream up his own iconic Afro-futurist strain of electronic dance music. There is nothing quite like a Nozinja production: it is home-grown rave music in its purest form.

The Soweto-based, svengali has produced a hugely popular back catalogue of tapes, CDs and DVDs for the local market, a choice selection of which was released on the much-acclaimed Honest Jon’s compilation ‘Shangaan Electro’ and later futureshocked in fine style on ‘Shangaan Shake’, an arsenal of killer remixes from the likes of Ricardo Villalobos, Actress, Theo Parrish and DJ Rashad & DJ Spinn. More recently Dan Snaith (aka Caribou) has put out a string of Nozinja-produced singles (as Xitsonga Dance and Tshetsha Boys) on his Jiaolong imprint.

 


“giddy, attention-deficit groove that imagines what traditional African music will sound like when the cyborgs finally take over” – Stereogum
“this tart, exquisitely wavy new single feels like the perfect thing for spring” – The FADER
“breathless marimba, chintzy MIDI keys, pathos-metered joy” – Pitchfork

Latest Updates

Nozinja announces autumn live dates

Nozinja announces autumn live dates

August 18th, 2015

Off the back of his packed out Summer touring ...

Nozinja Lodge out now on Warp Records

Nozinja Lodge out now on Warp Records

June 3rd, 2015

The highly-anticipated new album from South Af...

“This is our Time”: Nozinja takes shangaan to the world

“This is our Time”: Nozinja takes shangaan to the world

April 20th, 2015

Nozinja feat. Tiyiselani Vomaseve "Kuna... by br...

Nozinja Lodge released June 1 on Warp Records

Nozinja Lodge released June 1 on Warp Records

April 2nd, 2015

Shangaan electro innovator Nozinja presents hi...

Nozinja & Tessela 12″ on Bleep + film clip

Nozinja & Tessela 12" on Bleep + film clip

January 16th, 2015

Bleep will release a special 12" that sees Sou...

New Nozinja (Shangaan Electro) video for ‘Tsekeleke’ now live

New Nozinja (Shangaan Electro) video for 'Tsekeleke' now live

April 24th, 2014

'Tsekeleke' is the first release by Nozinja si...

Nozinja (Shangaan Electro) signs to Warp Records

Nozinja (Shangaan Electro) signs to Warp Records

April 2nd, 2014

Nozinja is the South African producer, showman...

LittleBig welcomes Nozinja (Shangaan Electro)

LittleBig welcomes Nozinja (Shangaan Electro)

November 26th, 2013

Nozinja is the South African artist, producer ...

 

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