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BLK JKS vs. Tiesto: Download “Dreaming”

Today, exclusively via Smirnoff, a BLK JKS and Tiesto collaboration called “Dreaming” is now available for download.

Grab some OJ, treat yourself to a refreshing screwdriver, and start dancing.

The Facebook for the Smirnoff Experience has a lot of cool info on the airplane hangar concert that BLK JKS and Tiesto are performing in Johannesburg on May 15th.  We will be there via their live video stream!

“ZOL!” by BLK JKS is here!

Today we released the title track of the upcoming EP by BLK JKS, “ZOL!”

DOWNLOAD “ZOL!” HERE

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“ZOL!” is a grassroots street anthem filtered through BLK JKS’ unmistakable and ever expanding sound. With a crazy head-bobbing kwaito beat and bassline, as lyrical guitar work takes the party higher, “ZOL!” finds BLK JKS hosting a house party for the planet. Percussionist Tshepang Ramoba takes the lead on vocals here as the guys back him up with call-and-response and polyrhythmic claps, raucously proclaiming “I can roll and shoot at the same time.”

This will get you pumped up for the World Cup, trust me.

The ZOL! EP will be released on June 8th in North America.

The Volcano vs. BLK JKS!

Mother Nature, dude.  She always wins.  Though it’s kind of neat to see when we arrogant humans get the royal natural SMACKDOWN, it kind of sucks?  We’ve got places to go and people to see!

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Does Mother Nature read the internet?  If she does, consider these points an open letter:

1. The eruption of Eyjafjallajökull is an awesome display of your majestic powers.

2. BLK JKS totally missed their flight to South Africa to attend the South African Music Awards, where they won BEST ALTERNATIVE ALBUM for After Robots.  You’re a huge fan of BLK JKS, so what gives?

In this rock paper scissors of international flight and volcanic eruption, Mother Nature beats airports, BLK JKS winning the SAMA awards beats Mother Nature and airports beats BLK JKS.  It might not make sense, but it’s the truth.  Liquid hot magma.

Congratulations, BLK JKS!  We knew you were SA’s best band, but now you will have an award engraved with the facts.

“ZOL!” New EP From BLK JKS Set For June 8 Release

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As the entire planet catches futbol fever and turns to South Africa for the World Cup, we’ll let you in on a secret! The moment’s unofficial anthem — the song young dudes in Soweto sing on the way to local matches — is not something imported or manufactured for touristic consumption. It has lived there, waiting for the world to turn its ears to South Africa, just now. Secretly Canadian is stoked to present you with ZOL!, the new BLK JKS EP just in time for The World Cup. More after the jump.

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BLK JKS to Perform at First-Ever FIFA World Cup Kick-Off Celebration Concert

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Control Room and FIFA have announced the first group of legendary musicians confirmed to perform at the FIFA WORLD CUP KICK–OFF CELEBRATION CONCERT.  BLK JKS, Alicia Keys, Amadou & Mariam, Angelique Kidjo, Black Eyed Peas, John Legend, Juanes, Shakira, The Parlotones, Tinariwen, Vieux Farka Touré, and Vusi Mahlasela will perform at  the historic event taking place the night before the first match at 8:00 p.m. local time (1pm EST) on June 10, 2010, at the newly-renovated Orlando Stadium in Soweto/Johannesburg.

This is the first time the FIFA World Cup is being held on the African continent, with 32 national teams from all over the world playing matches in ten South African stadiums in the hope of being crowned World Champions. More after the jump.

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AUDIO

Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

VIDEOS

You Are Dead To Me by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness

Runaway by Electric Youth

Dynasti by JJ

Sunspot by Suuns

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