We chat to talented female DJ on the come up, DJ Ndonie
We love connecting with up and coming talent who are determined to change the status quo of the game. Today we had a young chat with talented Gqom and House DJ, DJ Ndonie. We chat to her about being in a male dominated industry as well as her latest single, Umkhumbi Ka Noah.
Noncebo Mahalngu, better known by her moniker, Ndonie is a budding DJ who is building her brand. Born and bred in Nkandla, in Kwa-Zulu Natal and raised in the township of Newcastle, DJ Ndonie always knew she wanted to pursue music. And this is her time to demonstrate what a force she it!
Q: Which local music artist has inspired your choice in music?
A: Right now, it’s Busiswa.
Q: How would you best describe your sound?
A: Gqom! My music makes people dance, it brings out the fun side of people.
Q: As a female house DJ, what sets you apart from other female acts?
A: I make my own music, music that accommodates everyone.
Q: How you do handle being in a “male dominating” industry?
A: It’s not easy being in a male dominating industry I must say, but I know what I want and what I’m in it for – staying focus, protecting my values and staying in my lane. And that’s what has kept me going so far.
Q: Which of your tracks is your favourite and why?
A: Umkhumbi Ka Noah lol I’ts my 1st successful single and I know it’s a hit. And I really believe it will open great opportunities for me in this industry. And the music video is already out, by the way – you can check it out on YouTube and on the Sibizi Music website.
Q: You’re set to play at Kasi Chillas, Zone 1, Zonkizizwe on the 17th November. What can fans expect?
A: They can expect a full package! I’m going take them to the centre of Jhb (ngeDeep House) to the Streets of Kasi #Soweto (ngeOldSchoool) and then back with me to the dusty streets of KZN (sithiGqom)! So, they must rock their heels and sneakers hhayi amapumps!
Q: Where can people get hold of you?
A: Twitter : @DjNdonie, Instagram : @dj_ndonie and Facebook : DJ Ndonie
Listen to Umkhumbi Ka Noah below!
Kwaito Rapper Mgaga Releases His Debut Solo Single Titled All The Way
Mgaga goes all in with his Kwaito love song titled All The Way
Kwaito artists have always been making love songs; I guess there is nothing sexier than a thug expressing his love for you in Kasi lingo. Imagine Brown Dash’s Vum Vum or Trompies when they sang Sweety Lavo. These songs carried such a beatiful message. Today, talented Kwaito rapper, Mgaga, is keeping this tradition on by releasing his very own Kwaito love song titled All The Way. This one features August Child and Sizwe Magwaza.
At an early age Mgaga was moved from Alexandra township to Tembisa and then to Edenvale. Growing up with a heavy Hip Hop and Kwaito influence, Mgaga started writing rap songs and freestyle battling. He later discovered that he expresses himself best and relates to his audience in vernac utilizing the Kwaito flow.
He began his music career in 2014 as part of a group called PAQ performing in popular clubs around South Africa. Formally known as Radi-AK, Mgaga is now taking on the world as a solo act with authentic Kwaito music.
All The Way is Mgaga’s first solo single
All The Way is Mgaga’s first solo single after the re-branding from formally being called Radi-AK to going by Mgaga, a name he was popularly known by since before he pursued music professionally. The word “Mgaga” refers to an AK47 because the first letters of his birth name “Akhona” are “AK”, which is his childhood name.
All The Way is such a breath of fresh air in that it carried this concentrated essence of Kwaito music without trying too hard. Instead, Mgaga effortlessly flows on this Kwaito and House hybrid beat and he does the most. He raps about a woman he loves and how he wants to take their love and relationship the whole way. August Child and Sizwe Magwaza do the most on the hook certifying All The Way as a summer hit!
Link up with Mgaga on his social media, @the_mgaga, for more on the music.
Listen to All The Way below!