The Nu Soul Rebels are an ever evolving collection of Dubstep, Reggae, Ska and Breaks DJ’s bringing together a fresh new dub style, fusing afro beats and world music with the traditional urban sounds. With their unique style, the DJ’s are already getting international recognition touring in India, Middle East and Africa.
Kicking off first for the Nu Soul Rebels, is the club night launch event in Cape Town. It will be at the magical live music spot of the Zula sound bar & café on the 7th April 2012, featuring the Nu Soul Rebel DJ’s including ISH, Das Kapital, Blotchy, Bigfoot, Jumping Back Slash, Funafuji, Whitenite, Raiko, Teba, Oxblood, Lapse and Goldtooth, as well as a headline set from guest dj, Coki.
Not only will the launch night be brimming with the fresh beats of the DJ’s, there will also be Nu Soul Rebels merchandise for sale and giveaways including CD’s, t-shirts and more.
Coki is one part of Digital Mystikz, a dubstep production duo '96 the other half being Mala '96 from the South London suburb of Norwood. Coki's renowned for his backseat low profile persona and his wielding of massive bassiness. Along with Loefah, Coki and Mala operate the DMZ record label and host the influential bimonthly nightclub DMZ, held at the Mass club complex in Brixton, London. Their song ‘Anti War Dub’ appeared in the 2006 film ‘Children of Men’
Born and raised in a rasta yard in Brixton (London), ISH went to her first sound system in a pram. Big sound and warm bass became an addiction at an early age and didn't budge when ISH moved to Cape Town 5 years ago. Along with DJs Funfafuji, Blotchy, Binary and Fletcher, ISH decided to get the Dubstep movement rolling in SA. The Premier Dubstep night Step Up was born in S.A. 4 years on Step Up thrives, hosting international acts such as ScratchaDVA, LV, Oneman, Mala and Kode9. With an eclectic sound ranging from straight up Reggae to funky 2step riddims and of course that deep dubstep sound.
DJ DAS KAPITAL
Refusing to be tied down by any one genre, but deeply connected to the mood of his music, he seeks to take people on an introspective journey through intricate percussion, brooding melodies and dark bass, whether it be on a dancefloor or through their earphones. Always drawing from his surroundings, Das Kapital’s style is an ever-growing bank of tribal rhythms and heaving drums, twisted and chopped into something wholly his.
Josiah aka Blotchy Born in London but now resides in Capetown. He was one of 4 who started Step Up, the first dubstep night in Capetown, bringing over the likes of Mala, Oneman and Kode 9, ‘we always aimed to stay true to the sound.’ Since then he began dj’ing and started another event called Cold Turkey alongside Rebel Clef and Duce. ‘I always try and keep em guessing.' Blotchy plays a wide range of underground bass music, ranging from dubstep , uk funky to jungle and juke/footwork…'education is key.’