The Namibian (Windhoek)

23 April 2013

South Africa: Black Vulcanite Ep Reviewed in Rolling Stone South Africa

Possibly the most distinct sign that they have ‘made it' on the South African music scene, Namibian Hip-Hop trio, Black Vulcanite, has been featured in one of the most revered music magazines, South Africa's Rolling Stone.

A review of Black Vulcanite's debut EP, ‘Remember The Future', can be found on page 75 of the April edition of the magazine. The review places Black Vulcanite alongside musical greats such as David Bowie, Fleetwood Mac and Jimmy Hendrix.

Headed with the words ‘Namibian trio combine funk, jazz and hip-hop into a conscious brew', the review is filled with nothing but praise for the EP. “This is a throwback megalomaniac rap supremacy, a juxtaposition of the old and the new,” it reads. According to the magazine's rating scale, ‘Remember The Future' falls precisely in between good and excellent, with the EP receiving a very respectable three and a half stars out of five.

Black Vulcanite, consisting of Mark Mushiva aka Mark Question, Alain Villet aka AliThatDude and Nikolai Tjongarero aka Okin, released ‘Remember The Future' in February of this year, after getting signed by Rude World Records in Cape Town. ‘Remember the Future' is available on iTunes and is also available for free download on SoundCloud and BandCamp.

News of the review came as a pleasant surprise to the members of the group. “I found out on the internet, actually. One of our fans, who is also an avid reader of Rolling Stone uploaded a picture of the review,” Mushiva said.

Currently working on their album, due for release by the end of this year, the group said that there is much more to come from them. Fans can look out for the release of new non-album tracks soon.

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