I Love Your Jism, but is it Art?

2007-11-09 13:51
Watch the full Sweat X video interview Monty:
Interview: Part 1 (ass-expanding broadband) where Sweat X rap about hedonism, having pussy on the mind, mashing it up and more.
Interview: Part 2 (ass-expanding broadband) where Sweat X rap about creating their own scene, living in Sesame Street, the postmodern method in their recycling madness, keeping it real, making it big in SA, and more.

Some Sweat X sound bytes
Their debut EP, Ebonyivorytron is released on cult European electro label Citinite. Writing about their "Go Black! Go Low! Go Fast!" European tour earlier this year, Dazed & Confused magazine gushed: "Performance art versus electro booty rap, crash landing in a cloud of filth, sex, Alexander McQueen-inspired outfits and sonic lasers." Vice Magazine went one better, labeling Sweat X "the last word in the whole hip-house/new rave/electro-booty funk thing that’s so new it hasn’t even happened yet."
Who is Sweat X?
Spoek explains: "We’re two SA fine artists turned sound manipulators, dancefloor destroyers, butt expanders and walking strip joints." Huh? Markus drops into the mix: "...we’re bone throwers. Bad men. That’s what Sweat X is. We just wanna chase the season until our blood runs cold, go around the world and make people’s asses bigger."

Okay, these guys are clearly cooked, right?

Well yes. And no. See, Sweat X know that God will never be a DJ again. That channel surfing your way through this mad hyper-consumerist new millennium is the only antidote to going insane. And that keeping it real is a meaningless sales pitch unless you are actually sincere about your art. Oh come on! Surely these clowns are just a novelty act? Not according to Markus: "People say we’re superficial, I think we’re being sincere. We do have pussy on our mind… this whole civilization is based on having pussy on your mind. So I think it’s just a natural thing really. Except if you’re two-faced - which we’re not."

What is Sweat X-ism?
Spoek: "It’s the apartheid after party!"
Markus: "We’re not trying to prove something. We’re not trying to push boundaries it’s just a natural response. This is club music. When we perform live we don’t want to make you think. This isn’t IDM mother****er! It’s DDM. We just want you to get down, you know what I mean?"

- Miles Keylock

Sweat X is a collaboration between Markus Wormstorm (sweaty beats) and Spoek Mathambo (X-raps). Their hallucinogenic mash-up of hyper-bling raps and X-rated electro-booty beat funk is shattering clubbing clichés across the globe. Yes, that’s right. These guys may be ‘underground’ in SA, but in Europe they’re hugely hip.

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