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BLK JKS

Biography


BLK JKS defy description. With a wrecking crew rhythm section, debonair vocals, and guitar concoction of one part shred and two parts soul, BLK JKS shoot an African music sensibility through the tenets of rock. On one hand it is easy to politicize BLK JKS; as seen on the cover of Fader, here is a band that is instantly young, black and fly even as they reclaim styles that have been stolen, watered down, and regurgitated for generations. And yet to get caught up in anything but their sound is to sell this phenomenon short, because as musicians--as artists--BLK JKS simply cook.

Latest News


BLK JKS in Africa – Festival Dates and More

Lots of news in the world of BLK JKS leading up to the release of ZOL! on June 8th. ESPN 2 and ABC in the United States will be broadcasting the FIFA World Cup Celebration Concert. ESPN 2 is going to broadcast it live, so you can see it on Thursday the 10th at 2pm… Read more »

ZOL! by BLK JKS Now Available For Pre-Order

Secretly Canadian is releasing the new EP by BLK JKS, ZOL! on June 8th.  Pre-order it now and you receive an instant download of the EP.  The first 50 people to pre-order it will receive a vial of volcanic ash that prevented BLK JKS from receiving their South African Music Award for Best Alternative Album.*… Read more »

BLK JKS vs. Tiesto: Download “Dreaming”

Today, exclusively via Smirnoff, a BLK JKS and Tiesto collaboration called “Dreaming” is now available for download. Grab some OJ, treat yourself to a refreshing screwdriver, and start dancing. The Facebook for the Smirnoff Experience has a lot of cool info on the airplane hangar concert that BLK JKS and Tiesto are performing in Johannesburg… Read more »

“ZOL!” by BLK JKS is here!

Today we released the title track of the upcoming EP by BLK JKS, “ZOL!” DOWNLOAD “ZOL!” HERE “ZOL!” is a grassroots street anthem filtered through BLK JKS’ unmistakable and ever expanding sound. With a crazy head-bobbing kwaito beat and bassline, as lyrical guitar work takes the party higher, “ZOL!” finds BLK JKS hosting a house… Read more »