2FACED1.com shows one persons two different faces in photos;
Persona 1: WHAT YOU WANT TO BE CONSIDERED AS
Persona 2: WHAT YOU FEAR TO BE CONSIDERED AS
This leads to a discussion about stereotypes and inner fears of getting misunderstood by the surroundings. Thoughts that every thinking modern day person does reflect upon. We're asking every day people from an innercity context where old categories as ethnicity, nationality, gender, sexuality and class are reassessed, why they choose to look like they do. We’re diggin' deep, peeling off garments, codes and attributes. We’re searching for transnational identities - is the conclusion that we choose whoever we want to be today?!
A 2FACED1 STATE OF MIND
A 2FACED1 is highly aware of existing stereotypes related to your own ethnicity, color, nationality, gender, sexual orientation and class. You’re trying to avoid them but sometimes also play with them to make people think twice about who you are. Two faced doesn’t mean anything negative here, it explains the double folded view you have on identity if you’re not the existing norm. Self awareness is a gift, because it also helps you to understand other peoples situations better. To be a 2FACED1 is to have the feet in different worlds, be able to move between them but feel rather at home in that space in between. You've stepped out of your comfort zone and has become one of the new identities where ol' categories are mashed up and rootlessness and non-given identity just means major possibilities.
2FACED1 is a state of mind, 2FACED1.com is a display-window for this mindset and the network of 2FACED1 includes all of you progressive non-stereotypes with a double perspective on identity.
Decida - Editor, Founder, Creative Director (Stockholm) Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg) Alex Dabo - ( the Do The Dabo Blog) (Stockholm) Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London) Pernilla Philip - Design (Amsterdam)
IF I MARRY YOU, WILL YOU MARRY ME? DUH...OOOOH...MY LOVE
Post date Mon 9 Jan 2012 12:23 AM
I have just arrived back in bubbling hot Johannesburg and it is hot and sticky. I left Malmo yesterday and it properly feels like I am on another planet right now. I couldn't sleep for all this heat...don't know how I did 25 years in JHB summer without a fan. My sweet 3 year old neice, Bomi aka DiBomza aka Bomdigi is (understandably) excited to see her uncle and she won't stop swinging off my neck...(Danny Glover lethal weapoon Voice) I'm getting too old for this schitt!
With my pointless, misguided blog hiatus I never put this song up, which ruled a chunk of my November--->Dezembah!!
I am currently miles and miles away from that OG 2008 idea of HIVIP(mixes such as this http://www.thefader.com/2009/04/27/freeload-spoek-mathambo-s-h-i-v-i-p-devil-house-mafias-2-mix/)...which was about my supporting new and innovative house sounds from my native land of South Africa, i coined the music that i heard to be 'township tech', a silly an somewhat condicending term (as silly/condiscending/rascist as ghettotech, it's obvious nomanclative influence) to describe the waves of house music coming from all corners of SA. a distinctly SA take on house.
I championed the sound energetically, never claiming it as my own...just being a fan of the music, and feverishly putting out mixes to express this fandom. Then the fall came. (and in the phonk, the uk guardian called me the king of kwaito and i had a tweet fit about it hahaha)
It was not so much that my interest in the music wained, as a DJ those sounds have taken me as far as the US, Brazil and all over Europe...no, the music certainly never let me down. In a sense, it was through that SA house that I could learn about house in general...but most importantly, that I could learn to respect my country as an important voice in global progressive music dialogue. It made me the artist I am today.In another sense I let me down...over the last 2 years I have been spending less and less time in SA buying music...which was how my interest initially was sparked...simply by going into music stores and buying copious amounts of music.
This influence my first album a lot. My second album, not at all. It hasn't been all bad, I have since become a producer inspired by many diff worlds of sounds.
I am going to spend this trip, back in those stores buying music...relearning that passion.
"Spoek Mathambo is a slippery post-Apartheid glam-rap prince from Soweto who is descended from distant African royalty, or Jewish, or both" - FADER MAGAZINE
Part of a new breed of African artists, 25 year old Spoek Mathambo (Rapper and Graphic Designer/ Illustrator) is hitting the world hard with his take on Afro-futurism. Spoek sees himself as a part of a new wave of energy in Africa, which is intent on nurturing a sense of progressiveness while maintaining a pride in culture.
THE BLOG "I write and draw. My content focus will be music and visual art...as well as documenting my travels as a musician. Expect loads and loads of club tropicana...club music of Africa, the Carribean and South America. "
WATCH OUT! Cause sometimes GNUCCI BANANA bumrushes the Zombo Island!