About

A Brief Background on the Label

Subterranean Wavelength or SubWav (as it’s been affectionately dubbed) is an independent net label based in Johannesburg South Africa. The label was founded in 2016 by producer/visual artist  Micr.Pluto, prolific arts and culture writer Edward Kgosidintsi and rap phenom/photographer Tribal Rebel Ludi.

It was created under the manifesto of being a carefully woven nest in which to incubate South African experimental music. What started as a series of compilations focused on the regional exposure of the South African beat scene has expanded into a three tiered organization comprising of events, management & bookings and an in-house recording and distribution label all generally aimed at cultivating the country’s leftfield electronica and prog-rap landscape. We are the collective face of the new African avant-garde. #SubWav