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NEW: Gqom Duo Drops New Single, Konakele Ft. Busiswa

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South African Gqom music duo, Da Fresh and Athie just scored a touchdown with a banging new piece featuring Busiswa titled Konakele.  Things are most definitely going to get messy as Konakele drops especially for the festive season.

It looks like the summer’s heat is coming through our musical devices with this firecracker rather than the natural weather itself. The two musicians knocked it out of the park once again with this one, after being nominated for best Gqom record of the year at the South African Dance Music Awards for their smash hit Formation.

“We have heard the people’s request and we are so excited and looking forward to the drop. This is something that we’ve been waiting for, now is the time for us to swim with the sharks because we have stepped into a upper level within our career as this is our first proper release”

said Da Fresh X Athie.

Vosho will be the order of season because Konakele is about to come with a velocity effect of chaos and destruction across social gigs and dance floors. Are you ready? 

Link up with the gents on Twitter and Instagram for more on their music. 

Peep Konakele below! 

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#TrapTuesday: Darse Mayne Drops New EP Titled Vacation

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Tuesdays are our faves because we dedicate it to the wonderful genre of Trap Music. Although the genre has evolved over the last couple of years with the popular approach mellowed down, it still kicks. Today we profile talented young rapper, Darse Mayne who recently dropped his EP.

Derrick Oliver is young, hungry and making music that not only resonated but that is well suited for his scope of talent. The young rapper was born on the 17th of April 2001 which means he is barely out of his teens.

He is better known by his stage name, Darse Mayne, is a Nigerian recording hip hop artist, producer, songwriter born in Nigeria and raised in South Africa. Darse is originally a rapper but due to his versatile art and raw talent, he has tapped into different genres such as Afro pop, Rnb and Dance hall.

In May he dropped his single titled Whole Life followed by a music video which got so much support from his listeners and the single earned him an interview on Vow fm and UJ FM. To follopw that success up, Darse Mayne dropped his first solo project titled Vacation with 7 tracks that are self produced.

Did he name his EP Vacation because of the sound? 

The EP itself is such a breath of fresh air. There is a seamless fusion of Trap Soul, RnB and Dance Hall which makes Vacation a literal vacation for the ears. 

The beats are not too intrusive, they are laidback enough for the listener to be able to enjoy the actual content of the song. It’s also comforting to know that he produced this entire project by himself. 

He raps mostly about the current state of his mind, his hustles, what he struggles with. His flow, cadence and sensible approach to making music is impressive, especially for an artist as young as he is. He shows incredible maturity and honesty in this project. 

Darse feels that it’s in his hands to get South African music recognized beyond that which is already set by our current reigning artists. If he carries on making this type of music then we have no doubt that his vision will be realized. 

Link up with the kid on his Twitter and Instagram for more updates on the music. 

Listen to Vacation below!

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