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Looking Back At The Music Videos That Material Don Dada Killed In 2018

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Material Don Dada and his colourful crew of well dressed counterparts are integrating their style into mainstream music and we are here for this

The beginning of every year always brings with it a perfect time for reflection. 2018 was a great year for South African but it was also the year for the underdogs to shine and show that they are worth their salt. Looking back at popular music videos from 2018 made us take note of the increasingly popular Material Don Dada and his crew of swagged out counterparts.

In case you don’t know, Material Don Dada is a self-taught graphic designer, fashion designer, video editor and entrepreneur. He has managed to build his brand around being a Isikhothane and wanting to turn this South African subculture into a global style. His vision is crystal clear and he may well be on his way.

The influencer and his crew have featured in various music videos over 2018 and shows us exactly what he wants to embody. They featured in music videos of varying genres including Gqom, Kwaito, Hip Hop and House music. Not only do they bring interesting fashion looks to every music video they are in but they bring a certain level of cool to each and every music video.

In Vetkoek vs Mahoota’s Ziwa Muur Tu, they bring fresh and energetic dance moves. This is similar to what they did back on DJ Maphorisa’s Midnight Starring. These are what we have become accustomed to and they didn’t disappoint. And they are consistently getting features on popular Gqom songs so 2019 should be an interesting year for this crew.  

In AKA’s Fela In Versace as well as Zulu Mkhathini’s Uniform they went full swag and show that it is enough just to have them on our screens looking cool. They feature their cool garb and this shows that they are well on their way to being integrate into mainstream culture.

2019 is looking good hey fellas? 

 

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Could 2019 Finally Be The Year For Mzekekeze’s Big Come Back?

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If you were alive in the early 2000’s then you may remember how huge Kwaito music was. TS Records, owned by DJ Sbu and Thembinkosi Nciza produced some of the most stellar artists who dominated the charts and won countless awards. This was a major deal because TS Records was an independent label. Artists who we consider the cream of the crop at the time included Brown Dash, Brickz, Mafikizolo and the balaclava-wearing Mzekezeke.

The Mzekezeke and DJ Sbu situation being the one in the same is long so we won’t get into that. But in October of last year the duo announced that they are forming a new record label together. This was after TS records closed down due to both DJ Sbu and TK Nciza decided to focus on their individual business ventures.

Mzekezeke’s come back has been warmly received so far

The new label is called Mzekezeke Music and the first release was DJ Sbu’s soulful house joint titled Beautiful featuring Portia Monique. The second being Mzekekzeke’s first official come back single Gqom single, Nay Lento which was surprisingly warmly received. 

So this begs the question, is this the year that Mzekekzeke will finally be making an official and unrelenting come back? We think so.

Mzekezeke has always been illusive and a little of an enigma. Even though we have always suspected that he is DJ Sbu, there was never a slip up or a confirmation of this. This may work to keep his relevance up to a younger audience. Plus if he is already working on new music which appeals to people who haven’t heard of him, this may be advantageous for him.

At the moment there is an interest in authentic South African sounds from the global audience and from within the country. We are beginning to appreciate the beautiful influence that Kwaito has had on our music. Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat and Kwesta have been incorporating elements of the genre into their sound and creating a fusion of Hip Hop and Kwaito. If Mzekezeke hops on this trend and brings back that essence of the sound he had in his glory days, this could work.

The charm of the Mzekezeke persona has always been his authenticity and singing about issues that we laugh at in our private corners. The world never gets tired on genuine energy so this may be one thing that works in his favour.

What do you think? Is 2019 the year  Mzekezeke comes back in a huge way?

Check out the visuals for Nay Lento below! 

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