A while ago I featured a song by Afrikaans Electro outfit, Die Heuwels Fantasties on this blog. Die Heuwels Fantasties blasted onto the South African music scene in 2009. Recently the band released a new video for their song, Sonrotse (directly translated as “Sun Rocks” in English).
Die Heuwels Fantasties are definitely one of my current favorite artists in South Africa. They truly impressed me with their performance at Oppikoppi this year.
The photo below was taken by your’s truly at Oppikoppi this year at their performance. Sonrotse is taken off their self-titled debut album released earlier this year. Die Heuwels Fantasties are performing on the 19th of September in Hatfield Sqaure in Pretoria at Vrede Fest III along with aKING and a few other bands. I might attend this yearly event this year since it’s in my hometown, Pretoria. A performance by VanFokKingTasties is planned at the Sun City Superbowl for the 24th of September this year (Heritage day in South Africa).
The name, VanFokkingTasties, is actually made up out of 4 different band names. Die Heuwels Fantastieswill be performing live along with their friends Van Coke Cartel, aKING and Fokofpolisiekar. This promises to be a legendary and memorable gig for anyone who is a fan of South African music. I’m sure we’ll see more of this band in the future, maybe even a new album by next year.
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Interview on Musical Mover and Shaker
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Official Website
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Facebook
Die Heuwels Fantasties – MySpace
Die Heuwels Fantasties – Wikipedia
This is the video for Sonrotse, which was made in Mozambique:
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