Nothing makes one feel older than realising that the music they have enjoyed in their youth is turning two decades old. Think about all the music you enjoyed 15 years ago; don’t they sound like they were dropped yesterday? Today we are thrilled to announce that the princes of Kwaito music, Msawawa and Mzambiya bring us a new single titled iMoto Ka Shukela.
We fell in love with Msawawa and Mzambiya when they dropped their collaborative song, Wawungakanani back in 2001. The former child stars have not been silent since then; they have released music but failed to capture the nation. But now, iMoto Ka Shukela is looking to be their saving grace as they have managed to get us excited about what their next move is. Talent can’t be destroyed fam.
The Gqom influenced Kwaito song is a solid dance floor type of joint. The thumping baseline and screeching synchs keep the tune bouncy and current. Plus the hook is catchy AF. We have Solo Boys and O. Mlangeni to thank for that. They also threw in nostalgic lines to remind us who we are listening to.
The Gqom beat was a little distracting because we were expecting a little bit more Kwaito but that was just us. We can only hope that they will consider doing a few more songs together; joint Kwaito album anybody?
The song has not officially dropped but we’ll keep you updated as soon as it is available on digital platforms.
Peep the song below!
NEW: Ganja Beatz- Night & Day Ft. Sjava, Sho Madjozi & Lady Zamar
Music producer, Ganja Beatz drops his star studded collabo song alongside Sjava, Sho Madjozi and Lady Zamar. It sounds weird right? Well the joint is titled Night & Day and it is an entire mood.
Night &Day is a strange track to be honest and it was difficult to get my head around it. The whole song seems disjointed and sort of separated into 3 different moods and atmospheres.
First we have Sjava who brings his raw and almost unfiltered truth packed in a skilful 16. It’s always refreshing Sjava on a wave that is not necessarily on that Afro-Trap tip. He always surprises me with his flow and subject matter.
The beat sort of breaks and we get a glimpse of what could be a hook, although this song doesn’t seem like it has a hook or some sort of chorus. Sho Madjozi does the most on it. Lady Zamar does a splendid job on this track and brings a dope level of international appeal. I honestly see Lady Zamar doing more than just dance music, she would also fair well in soul and RnB music.
Night & Day helps to show us a completely different side to the artists than what we would have seen otherwise. And the title and cover art illustrate this.
Ganja Beatz are a collective of super talented and dedicated producers who have gifted us some of the world class music over the last few years. This year alone they have worked with both established and up and coming artists including Cassper Nyovest, J Molley, youngsta CPT and Rouge to name but a few. Night & Day is just the beginning as we are in full swing of the last quarter of the year!
The single is available for purchase on all major digital stores.
Listen to Night & Day below!