By Marley

On the 30th of August 2019, South African music fans got glued to their YouTube viewers. For the release of a song featuring unique talent that we currently experiencing on our live music circuit. A collab that even the best sound engineer couldn’t think of. Francois van Coke and Spoegwolf. And boy, is this not a musical moment?

Leading up to the major event, Francois van Coke en Vriende, on 18 October 2019 in Pretoria, Francois released “Dagdrome in Suburbia” as the first single of his new album. His latest studio album with the same title will also serve as the launch on 18 October 2019. AMP Events is proud to part of this show which is already 80% sold out (Golden Circle standing is already sold out) and it’s the second year South Africa will experience this.

Dagdrome in Suburbia” (Daydreaming in suburbia) is about growing up in the suburbs. Francois tells more about this collaboration: “Spoegwolf has become a big voice in the Afrikaans music industry over the last few years. I really wanted to do something with them, so I reached out to Danie (du Toit). According to him Spoegwolf are all Fokofpolisiekar fans, so they were amped for the collaboration. We made a deal that if they feature on one of my songs, I will feature on one of their songs on their next album. So, we all win all the time!”

From seeing Spoegwolf the first time in a small venue right here in the heart of Nelspruit some years ago, I would have never predicted the powerhouse they have become. Spoegwolf is the “new revolution” Afrikaans band that reaches the hearts of many young South Africans. If you have been to one of their live shows, you will know what an amazing performance it is from Danie and the boys. It’s jaw dropping, heart filling, sing-a-long shows. I love taking photographs at their shows because you can feel that energy and love between Spoegwolf and the crowd. And now Francois has added them to his album and it’s mind blowing.

When I listened to “Dagdrome in Suburbia” for the first time I had goose flesh. The only kind you get when the music is good. Really good. And the video, filmed by Jaco ‘Snakehead’ Venter (Fokofpolisiekar’s drummer), is just proof that the two bands magic collab on stage. The fans that attended “Liefde by die Dam” earlier in August were lucky MF’s. Just don’t throw plastic cups onto the stage…

“Dagdrome in Suburbia” is a new anthem for those who grew up in the suburbias and to the new generation of confused teenagers that is in the current trend. Let Francois and Spoegwolf be an escape for you. Never stop dreaming. Never stop believing in the power of music and lyrics. Never stop listening. The harmony between their voices is just preternatural. A song (and video) that will be on the performance setlist of these two bands. A song that we needed when we thought we didn’t need it.

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Marley is the founder and owner of Small Town Music. Born and bred in Nelspruit aka Nelsparta. Marley loves music (rock being a firm favourite), tattoos, festivals, animals and South Africa. Self-taught photographer and writer.