Netflix’s first-ever series in Afrikaans has arrived on the streaming site this August, as Ludik finally gets its premiere.

The series follows Daan Ludik (Arnold Vosloo), a diamond smuggler parading as a successful furniture salesman. After the kidnap of a family member, we descend further into Ludik’s criminal underworld with our anti-hero.

As Ludik gets released to Netflix this August 26, we take a look at all of the songs featured on its soundtrack, as well as the theme song. Let’s get listening here.

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Who sings the theme song for Ludik?

The theme song for Netflix’s Ludik is created by Bittereinder, a South African rap/electro band from Pretoria. The track used for the theme song is called “Die Berge Brand”. It was released back in 2015, featured on Bittereinder’s album Dans Tot Die Dood.

Bittereinder is a South African band who perform in Afrikaans.

The band is formed of three members: Jaco van der Merwe, Peach van Pletzen, and Louis Minnaar. Peach van Pletzen is also responsible for creating the series’ electronic soundtrack.

All the songs from Ludik episodes 1 – 3

The Netflix series features a number of songs by featured artists, as well as having a killer original soundtrack. Below are all of the songs featured in the first three episodes of Ludik.

Episode 1

Episode 2

Episode 3

Arnold Vosloo as Daan Ludik sits beside a pool with his hands folded in Netflix's Ludik
Screenshot courtesy of AfricaOnNetflix official YouTube account: Ludik | Official Trailer | Netflix

The soundtrack for the rest of Ludik explored

Check out some of the other songs featured on the Ludik soundtrack:

Episode 4

Episode 5

Episode 6

Peach Van Pletzen is behind the Ludik soundtrack

Bittereinder member Peach Van Pletzen is responsible for creating Ludik’s electronic soundtrack.

Pletzen was working as a solo artist before joining forces with Jaco van der Merwe and Louis Minnaar in 2009. Pletzen and Van der Merwe met during Pletzen’s tour.

Tina Redman as Lil and Arnold Vosloo as Daan Ludik look to the right of camera in still from Netflix's Ludik
Screenshot courtesy of AfricaOnNetflix official YouTube account: Ludik | Official Trailer | Netflix

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