Zombie Nation in CT17.04.2012
Cape Town, Zombie Nation is in your town this Friday and we’ve got some tickets to hand out! Head over to our Facebook page, tell us why you want to win and we’ll select the winners at random. Easy!
Untamed Youth & Friends are ridiculously proud to bring ZOMBIE NATION (UKW Records / Munich) to DJ at the new Fiction on April 20th.
Munich based DJ and producer Zombie Nation (Florian Senfter) hardly needs an introduction. As the mastermind behind one of the most influential electronic records of all-time, Kernkraft 400, Zombie Nation “essentially sleeps on a pillow filled with street cred”. His sound crosses the rift between techno and electro with a power, style and musicality matched by few others.
It was with his highly acclaimed third album ʻBlack Toysʼ (2006), and with his analogue and hardware based production techniques, that Zombie Nation established this signature sound. Said Rob Crossan for BBC Music on his 2009 album ‘Zombielicious’, “With Daft Punk on an extended hiatus and with the echo of Kraftwerk always in his music’s vicinity, Senfter’s sound is needed more than ever at this time. After a decade of making such a seductive racket, Zombielicious marks a career peak which dazzles and grinds in equally exciting measure.” Album no 5 is currently halfway towards completion…
Zombie Nation is also one half of ZZT, a floor-shaking, synth-grinding electro project in collaboration with Tiga, aptly described by Mixmag as the welcome antithesis to the Guettification of dance music. 2011 saw the release of ZZT’s first album Partys Over Los Angeles, receiving 5 stars in the same Mixmag review.
Zombie Nation’s original and collaborative productions (as ZZT) have been remixed and reworked by the likes of Justice, Erol Alkan, DJ Mehdi, Étienne de Crécy, Yuksek, Siriusmo, Julio Bashmore, Boris Dlugosh, Hey Today!, Housemeister, Fukkk Off, Gesaffelstein, Proxy, Afrojack, Bart B More and Harvard Bass amongst others, and have also featured in all three volumes of the Radio Soulwax ‘Under The Covers’ series.
Zombie Nation will be supported by the Untamed Youth faithful of Tommy Gun, Haasbroek + VGA, Battle Beyond The Stars and Das Kapital.
‘Untamed Youth’ is a weekly party that has been running every Tuesday at Fiction since 2006. In spite of ruining many a working Wednesday, the night is primarily responsible for pushing the latest and greatest underground Indie/Disco/Electro sounds in South Africa – so it is about time Untamed Youth hosted its first ever international guest DJ. As a partner to this event, ‘& Friends’ is Fiction’s new collaborative concept for Friday nights. You’ll be hearing more from them soon.
Earlybird – R60 (via Webtickets http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=379362606)
Presold – R80 (via Webtickets http://www.webtickets.co.za/event.aspx?itemid=379362606)
Door – R100