Churn (as in the butter) is hosted at Tweefontein Melkery, a disused dairy farm just 30 minutes from central Joburg. The main stage was nestled in a massive barn outfitted with stoep furniture and decades of collected lekker-isms, while a stumble away an old chapel housed free decks where the bold and bloody-minded could sign up for hour-long slots.
Small but exacting, Churn shone a spotlight on new and underground local electronic producers. With peeps like Nico Jaar and Shlohmo now established household names, it’s no wonder this generation are getting deeper, smoother, fresher and more melodic than the house-ridden hearts of our brothers before us.
And these are the ones to watch:
YANO$$: Gang, boi.
Vox Portent: Foxy is in the eye of the beholder.
Hawkword: Ebony & Ivory
Women Who Kill : *ss and t*tties.
Keep in touch for Version 1.2, tentatively set to for late 2013.
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