Blk Jks – Abantu/Before Humans (LP)
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BLK JKS are a seminal force in the South African underground. After an extended hiatus the Johannesburg foursome, championed by The Mars Volta and TV On The Radio (amongst many others), return with a groundbreaking new album.
Monster grooves meet guitar and brass driven afro-rock. Echoes of spiritual jazz, post-apocalyptic funk, renegade dub and kwaito.
The story of BLK JKS reads like a veritable rock’n’roll legend. For a couple of years around the end of the 00’s, the enigmatic South African rock quartet was the darling of the underground scene.
Their debut album “After Robots” went on to blow down the walls of rock’n’roll Jericho with its heady yet seamless mix of post-apocalyptic African funk rock, jazz, kwaito, folk, renegade dub, psych prog-rock, tv channel hopping, internet surfing, mbaqanga, soul and pretty much everything else in between. Confidently pushing one golden envelope through another the band began captivating a cult following for their music worldwide.
But just as quickly as they arrived on the international scene, BLK JKS disappeared.
To celebrate the 10yrs+ anniversary of their genre-traversing and trailblazing, award winning debut “After Robots,” BLK JKS are amped to announce that they are scheduled to drop their new album “Abantu / Before Humans” through an exciting new partnership with Glitterbeat Records (Worldwide) & We Are Busy Bodies (North America).