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"2FACED1 is a visionary digital network,  a loose collective with members in Europe, Africa and North America, bound together by what we call ‘stereotypophobia’."



“It is all about critical questioning of what identity really is. Would you be the same person in another context? Does society have certain expectations on you based on traditional parameters like class, gender, color, sexual orientation, religious beliefs and so on? And how much do these expectations affect your so-called self? Every forward thinking person are aware of those things, its a gift which  also make you relate to other peoples struggles.”

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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 -  Founder, Creative Director, Director (Stockholm)
Oscar Stenberg - Web, Photography (Stockholm) 
Linn Marcusson - Writer, Style Assistant (Gypsie's Mega Trip) (Stockholm) 
Spoek Mathambo - (the Zombo Blog) (Johannesburg)
Mira Bajagic - Event / Production (London)
Pernilla Philip -  Design (Amsterdam)


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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. 



Wed 6 May 2015 4:05 PM
I would love to know who sings "Marry Me". Do you know?