Manthe Ribane and Okzharp release a new single for Hyperdub anniversary

Okzharp and Manthe Ribane have a fresh track out as part of a celebration of fifteen years of London-based independent label, Hyperdub. Titled “In Your Own Time” the track appears on HyperSwim – a collaboration between Hyperdub and Adult Swim, a television network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. HyperSwim […]

DJ Lag & Okzharp release Steam Rooms EP via Hyperdub Records


The next Hyperdub release comes from DJ Lag and Okzharp out today. Having initially linked up online back in 2012, DJ Lag and Okzharp connected in different places while touring, putting the wheels in motion for the Steam Rooms collaboration EP. The first track so see daylight, Sambe, premiered on Toddla T’s BBC Radio 1 […]

Okzharp & Manthe Ribane set to perform at Glastonbury Festival 2019

Okzharp and Manthe Ribane will be joining BCUC this year in representing South Africa at one of the UK’s biggest festivals – Glastonbury 2019. They’ll be ushering in the festival’s newest addition; a brand new, immersive 3D surround sound arena in Block9 IICON; the Block9 area now comprises two adjacent fields – Block9 East and […]

Okzharp & Manthe Ribane Paint New York Black and White in their Latest Short Film


Okzharp and Manthe Ribane provide another spectacular visual during their trip to New York. Shoutouts to team Afropunk! Camera and Director: Laura Vent | Editor: Ester Mejibovski | Dancers: Mona Namer & Fredrik Quinones | Music: ‘Dun’ (Instrumental) by Okzharp and Manthe Ribane, taken from the album ‘Closer Apart’

Take a look at Okzharp and Manthe’s Hyperdub Kubona Range

Manthe Kubona Shirt Hyperdub

The multimedia world of Okzharp and Manthe is upon us. As if the ‘Closer Apart’ album between them was not enough of a show, Manthe has designed a line for Hyperdub that emulates her Sowetan heritage, seasoned with Pantsula and Isbujwa, as well as the Ebony and Ivory-esque sentiment between her and her right hand […]

G-Star RAW’s #UniformoftheFree backs bass royalty Manthe Ribane and DJ LAG this spring

manthe ribane g-star raw

G-Star RAW embraces the young, bold and free kings and queens of our time by featuring bass royalty, Manthe Ribane and DJ Lag in their latest campaign entitled #UniformoftheFree. The G-Star F/W ‘18 campaign (South Africa’s Spring!) champions a range of confident, inspiring and captivating individuals: from urban cowboys to hip-hop ballerinas, female dirt bikers […]

Black Major goes all out at Afropunk NYC

Black Major Manthe Ribane Afropunk Brooklyn 2018

August in New York set the bar for team Black Major’s touring aspirations, with an appetizing first go at the Afropunk Liberation Sessions held at National Sawdust – an artist-led, not-for-profit space that is well known for having the best sound and lighting in the region. Okzharp and Manthe Ribane flexed alongside fellow SA artist […]

Closer/Apart gets reviewed by Resident Advisor

Okzharp and Manthe Ribane’s first full length album has been out since 6 July 2018 and has been receiving some amazing praise from publications worldwide. Resident Advisor had it’s own take on the project too.

Okzharp and Manthe Ribane’s album Closer/Apart out now

The recording of ‘Closer Apart’ reflects the title. Okzharp says ‘most of the music came out of headphone moments in hotel rooms, planes and airports in the brief periods of time that we spent together, in Paris and later Vienna’, a city Manthe describes as a ‘beautiful dream place’ Okzharp describes Manthe as a ‘co-producer’, […]