Melos South Africa is bringing Maribou State HERE this December.

Their sound is eclectic, downtempo and steeped in classic hip-hop and their new album is basically updated trip-hop. They`re the discotheque trailblazer duo that will make everyone`s night, and they will be performing with Felix Laband, Christian Tiger School, PHFat, Akio, DJ Lag, Kidfonque, Nonku Phiri, and P-Kuttah. This event will set the rhythm for a superb summer season.

Maribou State is originally from London and has built a glowing international reputation via a string of well-loved EPs as well as remixes for the likes of Kelis, Lana Del Rey, Alpines, Ultraista and more. They have also received great support from radio heavyweights Zane Lowe, Annie Mac, Pete Tong and more. They have also performed at Glastonbury, Warehouse Project and Bestival which are their personal highlights.

Date: Friday, 8 December 2017
Venue: Mercury Live, Cape Town
Entrance: R250
Time: 8PM
Bookings:
Line-Up: Felix Laband, Christian Tiger School, PHFat, Akio, DJ Lag, Kidfonque, Nonku Phiri, P-Kuttah.

Date: Saturday, 9 December 2017
Venue: The Good Luck Bar, Johannesburg
Entrance: R250
Time: 8PM
Bookings:
Line-Up: Felix Laband, Christian Tiger School, PHFat, Akio, DJ Lag, Kidfonque, Nonku Phiri, P-Kuttah.

With that said, we had a chat with the guys from Maribou State.

Hi guys. Thanks for having a chat with us. How are you feeling about performing in South Africa?

We’re both very excited. It’s our first time visiting South Africa so we can’t wait to spend some time there, meet some people and see what the party scene is like!

What can the South African fans expect from a Maribou State set?

We tend to sonically roam around quite a lot in our DJ sets. We both have a very eclectic taste and we try and explore all different styles when we play. We also play a lot of our own edits of other people’s music.

What has been your biggest achievement as an artist in your career?

Releasing our first album was a big milestone for us and possibly up there as one of our biggest achievements, although I think headlining the Secret Garden Party festival in the UK last year probably takes pride of place. It had been a dream of ours for many years and very unexpectedly came true. The festival closed the following year so we’re extremely grateful that we got the opportunity when we did.

Do you guys know any of the South African acts performing with you on the shows?

I’m sorry to say that we don’t. We’re both really excited to check them out and discover some new music.

Awesome! Are you guys going to take a few days off in South Africa and take in the sights?

Yes totally. We’re staying for some extra time. There’s been talk of safari!

Sounds rad! How would you describe your sound to a person who has never heard of you?

In terms of genre that’s a difficult question; one we’ve never been any good at answering. Our main focus with the sound we create is to seamlessly blend both electronic and organic elements together. It stems from our wide taste, loving music both old and new, electronic and acoustic.

What do you still want to accomplish as an artist in the music industry?

Our current goal is our second album. Its taken almost two years and we’re still currently only about eighty percent through it. We’re also determined to take our live show out of Europe.

Where to next for Maribou State?

After our trip to South Africa, we start a new tour running through India, Australia, and New Zealand. All DJ shows.

Thanks for the chat. Be sure to catch them in South Africa in a few days!