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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.

BLK JKS Featured on CNN’s Inside Africa

BLK JKS had a lot of time away from home in 2009 (including a few months in snowy Bloomington), so we are stoked to see them contentedly smelling the South African air in this video by CNN. The story follows Mpumi and Tshepang chilling in Soweto and discussing the reception of their music at home.  Also, Africa’s Best New Band (BLK JKS, duh) plays a show in Cape Town at the Purple Turtle, which is my new favorite venue based on the neon sign alone.

BLK JKS Nominated for Two South African Music Awards!

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BFD Alert!

Congratulations are in order for BLK JKS!  Their hard work on last year’s release After Robots has been recognized by the South African equivalent of the Grammys – The South African Music Awards (SAMA) has nominated After Robots for two awards:

Best Album of the Year

Best Alternative Music Album: English

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The awards will be broadcast on SABC 1 on April 17th, 2010 at 8pm – so all BLK JKS fans in SA need to tune in and cheer on Tshepang, Molefi, Linda and Mpumi!  Good luck, friends!

AUDIO

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
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

Electric Youth
Innerworld
CD / LP
Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

SHOWS TODAY

Gardens & Villa
Denver, CO - Bluebird Theater

Luke Temple
Philadelphia, PA - Boot & Saddle  w/ The Cave Singers

The War On Drugs
Minneapolis, MN - First Ave  w/ Califone

Woman's Hour
London, UK - Village Underground

See all upcoming shows