The acoustic music duo Lukraaketaar made great headlines during the “Bellville Rock City” era around 2003 – 2008. Pierre Greeff and Alwyn Kotzé were known for their outspokenness and the tongue in cheek rhetorical questions in their lyrics. They met at Stellenbosch many years ago and started making music together. Greeff describes their lyrics as “soulful words” and their music as “acoustic with kick”. The name, Lukraaketaar, is a combination of two words: “Lukraak” meaning ‘random /coincidental’, and “ketaar”, which he says is a pun on ‘guitar’ and ‘commentary’.
The duo’s seven track debut EP “Fop Genade” was released in 2005 and a self-titled full-length album “Lukraaketaar” followed in 2008. Their hits of that time “Om te kan” and “Taranangi Junkie” have been viewed on Youtube more than sixty thousand times. The popular DSTV music platform MK, which started broadcasting in 2005, regularly played the videos and this contributed to the group’s success.
Now more than a decade later, Lukraaketaar is making new music. Two new songs “Verrinneweer” and “Hou My” have just been released. “It’s quite ‘Lukraak’ says Greeff: “Alwyn’s friend and film director Neil van Deventer reminded me of the song” Hou My “which Alwyn wrote a good 7 years back but never recorded. At that stage I just started writing the song “Verrinneweer” and it immediately made me feel that this was something that we could record together. A Whatsapp message and a beer or two later and we were both in. The two tracks were recorded at the studio that I co-own with Hunter Kennedy and Fred den Hartog. www.thenothing.club – Fred and Loki Rothman produced the tracks. It takes little effort for me and Alwyn to make music together and we recorded the tracks with a good dose of fun and nostalgia. Hopefully our old and new fans will enjoy these melodies and harmonies.
“Verrinneweer” an “Hou My” can be downloaded on: www.smarturl.it/lukraak