28 Oct Blxckie, Dinky Kunene, Focalistic & More
Featuring; Elzo Jamdong, El Payo and more.
Dinky Kunene – “House of MaKunene”
Dinky Kunene‘s star keeps on shooting higher and higher. The Idols SA alum officially presents her new album House of Ma’Kunene. The project is a genuine illustration of the capacity for her artistic and personal growth, and expression. Dinky uses the 9-track record to showcase the versatility of craft in both the amapiano and afro-soul spaces.
Hermez – “Oasis”
Hermez, an Atlanta-born and Lagos-raised musician, launches his debut album OASIS on 28 October 2022. The 14-track piece if largely influenced by his dual citizenship; fusing Hermez’s many cultural inspirations into a tasty Nigerian afro-sonic brew. Some of the biggest names in the afro-fusion scene are present on the album, including AYLØ, Suté Iwar, Tim Lyre, MOJO AF and more.
Blxckie – “THE4MULA”
South African hip-hop maestro, Blxckie closes of the year with a second EP titled – THE4MULA. The 8-track includes smash hits kwenzekile and kuphuka. For this project Blxckie returns to his strictly rap roots following the R&B-strung EP 4LUV which was released on Valentine’s Day.
Rexxie, Naira Marley and Skiibii – “Abracadabra”
Together with Naira Marley and Skiibii, Nigerian super-producer Rexxie teases his upcoming album BIG TIME with the massive holiday tune Abracadabra. Rexxie draws a ferocious blend of amapiano and afrobeats.
El Payo – “In Motion”
In 2021, El Payo dropped his first mini-album which was received with rave reviews. The production maestro returns in full form with an upcoming 11-track album named In Motion. The results are remarkable thanks to Kid Fonque’s addition as executive producer, who combines the South African soul & jazz culture with El Payo’s producing abilities. This debut album is a gorgeous work of forward-thinking jazz from a little town in South Africa, teaming up with a full roster of South African features including Sio, Ziyon, EMAMKAY & Bokang Ramatlapeng.
Elzo Jamdong & Laïoung – “Miami Talk”
Senegal meets Italy on Miami Talk. The joint is a collaborative effort between Elzo Jamdong and Laïoung. The pair has been working on songs together remotely for several years until they eventually linked up in Miami, Florida and created this song from scratch in one night. Miami Talk is a fantastic rap tune that brings both artists’ worlds together.
Vanco – “Motherland”
The five-track EP Motherland was created by DJ Vanco, a record producer from South Africa. The EP’s overarching theme is about unity. Together with Vanco’s trademark of addicting rhythm, drum pattern, catchy melodies, and chords, the composition’s tone has a calming impact that helps develop a sense of uniformity. Oscar Mbo, Nduduzo Makhathini, Hart the Band, Kususa and Bonokuhle are among the contributors to the EP.
Focalistic – “Ghetto Gospel”
Focalistic developed and refined Ghetto Gospel, an eclectic fusion of sounds, over the years that he has been a working musician. The album takes into account both the negative and positive aspects of society as perceived by Focalistic. The body of work offers a spiritual perspective of Focalistic’s life. I t serves more as a doorway into Focalistic’s search for redemption painted on a great canvas of soothing melodies and steady drum beats.
Ghetto Gospel is available fore pre-order and is due to drop on 18 November 2022.
MashBeatz – “THIS IS RELIGION”
MashBeatz kicks off the countdown to the launch THIS IS RELIGION. THIS IS RELIGION is framed as an expedition of self discovery. The 15-track compilation houses MashBeatz’s previous hits NEVER RIDE, its respective remix as well as a new single titled CYLINDA HEAD alongside Thato Saul.
THIS IS RELIGION is due out on 25 November 2022.