WHO IS KLIKTRAK
KLIKTRAK : HISTORY ________________________________________________________________________________________
KLIKTRAK (aka Richard Smith) has been a pioneering force in the creation,
performance and promotion of original electronic music in
South Africa, since 1989. Progressing from various projects with brother KONTROLMAN (aka Matthew Smith) , including PARSON`S PROGRESS
(1989-1991), the RYTHMN METHODISTS (1990-1994), and RED FRIDAY - the critically acclaimed LIVE act (1991-1996), KLIKTRAK has now
established himself at the forefront of original electronic music production in South Africa, with his innovative solo endeavour.
KLIKTRAK was formed in response to the growing pressure exerted by the mass commercial rave scene developing in South Africa around
1995/6, together with the onset of creative differences between the more ecclectic/experimental leanings of KONTROLMAN and RED FRIDAY,
and the more minimalist groove oriented expressions KLIKTRAK had always tended towards. Coupled with the fact that KONTROLMAN was
about to embark on adventures directed towards deeper Africa, KLIKTRAK set about building upon the LIVE performance success he had
enjoyed as front man of RED FRIDAY, as well as consolidating a collected range of electronic instrumentation into a productive professional
The aim was to establish KLIKTRAK as an artist of quality, innovative electronic music, as well as a professional performance act, playing
LIVE at electronic-future culture, and dance-music events, both in South Africa, and eventually internationally.
This site was created with the hope of furthur exposing South Africa`s leading original electronic music creator and producer, and his work,
as well as providing an information resource in the hope of encouraging other electronic music producers in South Africa, to realise the potential
of electronic-future culture in shaping the re-evolution of our emerging society.
KLIKTRAK remains committed to delivering professional performances of LIVE electronic music, as well as exploring his own interpretations
of electronic future culture, and his subsequent expressions through electronic technology as a medium for music, in the form of aural art.
CONTACT : KLIKTRAK (For bookings, demo requests, feedback, and other information)
e-mail : email@example.com
voice : +27-82-4703935
snail-mail : PO box 463, Ladysmith, 3370, KZN, South Africa
KLIKTRAK : HISTORY : LIVE PERFORMANCES AND ACHIEVEMENTS
30 March : ENGINEER & EXECUTE : Club Frequency, 249 Gale Street, Durban VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
07 December : ENGINEER & EXECUTE : INTERFACE/INTERCHANGE : SKYYBAR, Durban VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
30 Dec 2002 – 01 Jan 2003 : FLUX FESTIVAL: New Years Festival : Hidden Valley, Mooi River, KZN VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
30 Dec – 31 Dec : FLUX FESTIVAL: New Years Festival : Hidden Valley, Mooi River, KZN VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
KLIKTRAK is on the panel to judge : BATTLE OF THE BEATS : 22 Sept : Sound Factory, Honeydew, Johannesburg.
08 Dec : NOIZE : SHEET CD Launch Event : BARGO, Greyville Racecourse, Durban VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
30 Dec – 01 Jan 2001 : AmaSpace-Shuttle : New Years festival : Hidden Valley, Mooi River, KZN VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
track ROCKETFUEL, was released on SHEET MUSIC : SOUNDS OF THE DURBAN
A compilation album on CD, featuring the best in original electronic and dance music from kwaZulu-Natal.
20 Feb : EPICENTRE : The Dive, Hexagon Theatre Complex, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
12 June : Body Politics : CARFAX, Newtown, Johannesburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
17 July : FRUIT : The Dive, Hexagon Theatre Complex, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
KLIKTRAK signed a distribution and non-exclusive licensing deal for 15 tracks, with San Francisco based TECHNOGENESIS.
13 and 14 March : GRANNY presents : R D P , Hexagon Theatre Complex, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
06 August : ROCKET FUEL : CORACLE BUZZ BAR, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
08 August : UNDERGROUND EXPRESS : UNDERGROUND EXPRESS 4 : Winston Hotel, Durban VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
03 September : KLIKTRAK
featured in a live telephonic interview on RHODES MUSIC RADIO`s (RMR -
Grahamstown) : BANDSCAN program, which highlights original South African music and artists, and
KLIKTRAK`s trax were playlisted on RMR.
KLIKTRAK enjoyed a highly successful 1997 , with a number of critically acclaimed LIVE performances :
31 January : KLF PRODUCTIONS` : HOUSE FRIKTION , The Dive, Hexagon Theatre, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
12 September : KLF PRODUCTIONS` : EVOLUTION PHASE 2 : Club Vegas, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
11 October : KINDRED SPIRIT`s : MOONBURN : CATAL-HUYUK, Harbour Front, Durban VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
music was featured, and distributed nationally, on GET THE FUNK OUT ( GTFO )
FUNK 3 , and FUNK 4 CD`s (1997). KLIKTRAK was also featured in an article on South African original
dance-music producers , in GTFO vol 14 (1997).
15 June : “RED FRIDAY RETURNS” : The Dive, Hexagon Theatre Complex, Pietermaritzburg VIEW : POSTER/FLYER MEDIA PICS
HISTORY : 1992 - 1996 : RED FRIDAY ARCHIVE HERE