At the end of November 2020, Fokofpolisiekar unplugged their electric guitars and switched to acoustic instruments to create a livestream show that was completely different from their usual explosive sound. Viewers and the audience were treated to Fokofpolisiekar songs like they’ve never heard them before – The Sound of FOKOF Unplugged… and all this magic was recorded onto a live album.
The Sound of FOKOF Unplugged was captured at celebrated artist Lionel Smit’s studio in Somerset West on a lazy Sunday afternoon with a braai in the background and with Fokof Lager flowing; surrounded by friends, family and FOKOF VIP guests singing along to their favourite FOKOF tunes.
Dane Taylor engineered and recorded the songs live and did the final mixdown at his studio in Cape town. The songs were mastered by Tim Lengfeld.
To Listen to the The Sound of Fokof Unplugged: https://ampl.ink/4oKOG
To watch FOKOF’s LIVE music video – Teen die Wet:
Fokofpolisiekar dedicate this music video to late photographer Henry Engelbrecht who passed away on 10th May 2021.
The music video is a combination of Fokofpolisiekar performing Teen die Wet live, intercut with photographs by Albert Retief.
Albert is a documentary photographer, traveller and friend of the band. At the end of 2019 he came back to South Africa to visit his family who live in Bellville, Cape Town.
The COVID-19 lockdown and restrictions put a temporarily stop to his nomadic lifestyle. He made use of his forced holiday to document his experiences, frustrations and the community in his hometown during the first wave of COVID-19 in South African.