Friday, February 25, 2011
Written By: MIM!—Control, the fourth video from Spoek Mathambo's debut album Mshini Wam, is a darkwave township house cover of the Joy Division classic She's Lost Control. For the music video, Spoek collaborated with one of South Africa's most celebrated photographers, Pieter Hugo and cinematographer Michael Cleary. It explores the world of township cults, street preaches and teen gangs and was shot on location in a squatted train boarding house in Langa, Cape Town. The cast is mainly made up of the neighborhood kids who run their own dance troop, Happy Feet. Check it out.