The STΔSH Crew can be considered a queer electro rap/muso crew based in Johannesburg South Africa. The crew undertake a satirical approach to exploring South African identity, sexuality, class issues, rainbow nation disillusionment and politics through cutting lyrics, electro beats and a surreal visual statement. Launched in early 2014 STΔSH Crew has already been described as, “cutting political satire”, “Joburg’s question to Cape Town’s Die Antwoord” and “rap re-imagined”. The Crew is made up of three main characters: The Black Diamond Butterfly, Syllable Whyt-l yon and Missy Phaya Fly. All the members of the Crew are a part of the LGBTIQ+ community and work to raise awareness on equality through their music. The STΔSH Crew are currently signed with Renaissance Rock Recordings and Sony ATV. In August 2016 the Crew released their anticipated debut six track Origins EP. This EP traces the origins of the three main persona’s in the crew. The Origins EP is available for free download and streaming from our Soundcloud account.
Soundcloud: ORIGINS EP
In 2015 the STΔSH Crew started working with music producer Petter Wallenberg from the House of Wallenberg. They are working alongside this internationally recognized artist as well as Umlilo (RSA’s Kwaai Diva) to create the Rainbow Riots EP. This EP plans to be toured around Europe in 2017 and features international queer music content from various artists across the globe. You can watch the promotion video of our recent Rainbow Riots Tour to Cape Town on Youtube.
YouTube: Rainbow Riots Tour (Cape Town) 2016
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Facebook: STASH CREW
Instagram: Black Diamond Butterfly