Mr Sakitumi aka Sean Ou Tim is a vastly talented musician operating out of Cape Town. He’s so prodigiously talented in fact that he just can’t seem to stay focussed: he’s in, or has been in, a number of bands, including pre-Die Antwoord Waddy Jones act Max Normal, jazz-beat combo Closet Snare, “Tropical Electro Pop” group Gazelle and moody indie dance troop Lark. He also can’t settle on an instrument, playing drums, Kaoss Pad, scratch pad, bass guitar, turntable and effects units. And he jams almost all of these under his solo Mr Sakitumi guise.
His clever cut-ups and masterful mash-ups are bound to elicit comparisons to DJ Shadow, Kid Koala, and the Ninja Tune label, and they’re every bit as accomplished as these international influences. But Sakitumi is best experienced live, where Ou Tim comes across like a combo of Kid Koala and Squarepusher, or Q-Bert jamming with Jaco Pastorius.
Following appearances at festivals in South Africa and across the globe with around two dozen different acts, Sakitumi is currently working on a solo album, and he’s playing around with video mash-ups alongside his wife, Grrrl (aka Inka Kendzia). The mad skills on display below are just the tip of the iceberg…
Mr Sakitumi is a great name too. And it’s definitely one to watch.
Download: “PacManimals” off his SoundCloud page:
Catch him at the Zula Sound Bar in Cape Town this Saturday doing what he does best: playing all sorts of things live.
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Bonus: A DJ mix I put together with my mate and deejaying partner, Offbeat, is available on the Red Bull Studio ZA blog. Unsound System’s “20 For The 2000s” features twenty of our fave, for-the-floor tunes from the first decade of the 21st Century. Here’s the tracklist:
01. Junior Boys – Like A Child (Carl Craig Remix)
02. Justin Martin – The Sad Piano (Charles Webster Remix)
03. Metro Area – Miura
04. Loco Dice – El Gallo Negro
05. Justus Köhncke – Timecode
06. Kerrier District – Let’s Dance And Freak
07. Akufen – Deck The House
08. Recloose – Cardiology (Isolée Mix)
09. The Juan MacLean – Happy House
10. Rodamaal – Insomnia (Âme Remix)
11. Luciano And Quenum – Orange Mistake
12. Matthew Dear – Dog Days
13. Radical Majik – Dub Rider
14. Laven And MSO (Featuring Malte) – Reach
15. Hot Chip – And I Was A Boy From School (Erol Alkan’s Extended Re-
16. Björk – Pagan Poetry (Ripperton Remix)
17. Metro Area – Orange Alert (DFA Remix)
18. Cobblestone Jazz – Dump Truck
19. Hercules And Love Affair – Blind (Frankie Knuckles Remix)
20. Baxendale – I Built This City (Michael Mayer Mix)