If you were at our launch party on Friday night, you may have been lucky enough to catch Fantasma live. They were an act that we were incredibly excited about hosting, and they did not disappoint. If you weren’t there, all is not lost…
Fantasma must be one of the most interesting acts to come out of South Africa in the last few years. Not only in a musical sense, but as a collection of individuals.
The band is made up of Spoek Mathambo, Bhekisenzo Cele, Andre Geldenhuys, DJ Spoko and Michael Buchanan, each of which has done an immense amount in their individual capacities. So much so that the (often over-used and dreaded) term “super group” is nothing short of accurate.
At some point yesterday the band uploaded their entire debut album “Free Love” to YouTube. The album is so distinctly South African, but in a way you’ve never heard before. We’re excited to see how it does in a global arena.
Go have a listen, and let us know what you think.
Oh, and we might be sitting on some videos of them performing live in our studio, so keep an eye out.