"Apartheid era pop, and the Kwaito house that followed, brings back many memories for me. Brenda Fassi and The Big Dudes, Chicco, Alaska - these were the sounds of the townships; the records that my dad was playing as I was growing up. Ntombi was a real icon back then, she was one of three or four Black South African women that were discovered by playwright Gibson Kente. This was how many music careers started - in small township theatres. There were a lot of illegal music gatherings in neighborhoods that also acted as a space for conspiring against the government. This project was a way to bring Ntombi back up but also explore my own roots. I began tapping into all these early sounds of the 80s and 90s and bringing them across to Europe. The band was an important catalyst."