Date With The Night | LimPOP



Broaden A New Sound is doing that thing where it lives up to its name – Broadening a new sound.

The import and export of music in South Africa is slowly maturing from the stage where western music and ideals play a big influence, to something of a young adult on a dionysus journey only to discover that what they were looking for was always at home. We have gone from importing westernised goods, to exporting truly African creations.

The transformation is still in it’s infant stages but operations such as Broaden A New Sound are doing their bit to nurse and coddle the transformation to adulthood. Not too long ago they hosted kidofdoom, Eyes Like Mirrors and Us Kids Know at an event of this scale. But as times change, so too does music – fortunately not only is the team behind Broaden A New Sound open to change, moreover, their efforts are largely fuelled by change in their search and distribution of future sounds.

Broaden A New Sound is an organ of change and a quick glance at the line-up they have curated for LimPOP is a clear indication thereof. All the performers are pioneers in their own right, championing local sounds on a global scale.


This will be the first local live performance of the serial musicians and sound blender, Spoek Mathambos new project, Fantasma. We’re still wondering how one successfully blends Township Funk, Psych Rock and Maskandi into something cohesive. But if anyone can do so, his name is Spoek Mathambo.



The Fuss favourites, The Brother Move On, have been travelling Africa and Europe forcing audiences worldwide to reflect on what exactly being South African represents. Read our recent interview with them here.

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Only wizards and apparitions (i.e. Scary Skeletons) possess the required expertise and intuition to create art which opens the world ears to the obsure tones of shangaan electro and afrobeat. John Wizards is touring Europes major festivals from May through to August, and it would be embarrassing to admit that some kid from Reykjavik in Iceland got to see them live before you did.

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Downtempo Bass Connoisseur, Felix Laband has recently resurfaced after his own dionysus journey. With cheerleaders and fame monsters in the rear view and a clearer path ahead, it is frightening to imagine what Felix has in store for our ears with a new found control over his performances.


Also on the bill are Motel Mari, lovechild of BLK JKS and Joao Orrechia, Bruk Boogie Kru from Switzerland and local favourites Plaat Japie and Andrew The DJ whom are indebted to for what is arguably the best line-up Johannesburg has seen this year.

Thank you Broaden A New Sound and Andrew The DJ Events.

Plaat Japie prepared an aural platter to keep your ears filled in the lead up to LimPOP. Listen below and RSVP to the eventĀ here.

It’s a date with the night.


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