If you weren’t getting tired of Spoek Mathambo‘s mixtape series “H.I.V.I.P.“, you should exhaust them quickly, because Sweat.X just released their 2nd EP “I’m That Alley”, out now on Citinite. Their first EP “EbonyIvoryTron” was released in October of 2007 and garnered praise from most major publications. Spoek hails from South Africa where he works with two production outfits, Sweat.X being an electro synth-pop group, and the other being an electo-rap group called Play Doe.
His mixtapes have featured work from both of these outfits, as well as featuring the sounds of Kwaito, Dubstep, Kuduro, and Electro. Production for Sweat.X comes from Markus Wormstorm, whose done workshops for the Red Bull Music Academy and bounces back and forth from Berlin to South Africa. Remix work for “I’m That Alley” comes from Dublin ex-pat Mike Slott who now resides in New York City. Mike recently got tapped for remix work by Flying Lotus, and has worked closely with Hudson Mowhawke in production as well. Below are streams of the title track “I’m That Alley” as well as the Mike Slott remix, the EP also features a tune called “The Knife” and instrumentals of both tunes. You can find the EP at any of your local internet music outlets, Bleep, Boomkat, Juno, TurntableLab, Wax Poetics and Zero-Inch.
Sweat.X – I’m That Alley
Sweat.X – I’m That Alley (Mike Slott Remix)