Warrick Sony

Bio

Warrick Sony is a Port Elizabeth-born composer, producer, musician and sound designer. He is the founder and sole permanent member of the Kalahari Surfers, whose radical protest music in the 1980s gained international acclaim. He also helped run the influential Shifty label for several years.

As a sound designer and score composer, Sony has worked on countless films, TV shows, adverts and fine art projects. These include the Canadian Broadcasting documentary Madiba: The Life and Times of Nelson Mandela (1996), for which he won a Gemini Award for best music, as well as Gerrie & Louise (1997), Jump The Gun (1997), Izulu lami (2008), Zimbabwe (2008) and Jozi (2010). His TV work includes various BBC and Channel 4 commissions, as well as SABC TV themes like Tube, The Line, Thetha Msawawa and Focus. Other TV credits include Apartheid's Last Stand (1999) and Parklife: Africa (2001). He has worked on art projects for William Kentridge, Brian Eno, Rodney Place and the Handspring Puppet Company. His advertising work includes commissions from Nissan, Daewoo, Land Rover and BMW.

Sony continues to release Kalahari Surfers albums, such as One Party State (2010) and Agitprop (2012). He is currently based at Milestone Studios in Cape Town.

Music

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Kalahari Surfers
Blue Light Brigade
05:07
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Kalahari Surfers
Hostile Take Over
03:56
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Kalahari Surfers
A New Kind Of Leader
04:06
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ZACape Town, South Africa

Contact

Warrick Sony
Profile added by DJ Okapi on 26 May 2014
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