Batuk is an acclaimed music project from Johannesburg, South Africa, led by vocalist/rapper Manteiga and producer Spoek Mathambo who, having brought their riotous take on modern African music to stages around the world, are back with a new beat. Batuk has performed alongside and collaborated with artists such as Angelique Kidjo (Benin/France), Santigold (UK), Buraka Som Sistema (Portugal), Branko (Portugal), Eltonnick (South Africa), Mash O (South Africa), Leska (France), Madame Blanche (Cuba/France), Homeboyz Music (Angola), Giovanni Kiyingi (Uganda) and many other celebrated artists. They continue to work, collaborate and produce worldwide, while proudly representing South Africa.
The hard hitting beat is a no-holds-bar ode to the spirit of healing. Iyeza (which translates as 'the medicine/cure') is called for love to be the cure. Typical of South African electronic music, the song is highly rhythmic, high energy with classic South African chanting matched with one of the hardest basslines of the year.
The Kampala producer's debut LP subverts the dominant paradigm of club music, providing a fresh, dark, and doomy soundtrack that is as meditative as it is danceable. Bandcamp Album of the Day Jun 22, 2021