Formerly Known As Dash, Rap Artist, Zulu Mkhathini Is Back With New Music
Youth Day is a few hours away and to celebrate this iconic and historical day, Zulu Mkhathini drops a new song, Uniform. He features Makoya Bearings himself, DJ Tira and has DJ Maphorisa and DJ Catzico on production.
Formerly known as Dash from Hip Hop trio, Dream Team, Zulu Mkhathini has reinvented himself and changed his whole sound. Born Mthokozisi Nqabakazulu MKhathini, the rapper decided to ditch his old moniker and adopt a new one- true to who he is. He first introduced himself as Zulu Mkhathini when he hosted Ultimate House Party back in March of this year.
Uniform is the first joint to come from the Durban born rapper and it sounds like nothing we have heard before. The song fuses Gqom and dance elements but also a little of rap is heavily present in the song. He told SowetanLive: “Many people call it Gqom or even say I’m rapping on it or call it elctro-dance. People say a lot of things but I call it genre-free because I fuse a lot of different genres into on, which is the direction I’m trying to go as a solo artist”.
The Video Celebrates Youth Day In The Most Vibrant Way
The result is a fun and vibrant tune which represents something young and fresh about him as an artist. The video for the song is just as lively! He is sporting full school uniform with tons of swag and charisma. I’m talking leather pants, Gucci back pack and all that funk!
In South Africa, Youth Day commemorates a wave of protests known as the Soweto Uprising which took place in 1976. It is celebrated annually with young people across the country, donning school uniform to remember the sacrifices the students of ’76 made.
The video and the song is all about celebrating people who live their lives to the fullest and those who express themselves through fashion and culture. The song is available for purchase on all major digital stores. Link up with him on social media @zulumkhathini.
Peep the video below!
NEW MUSIC: Tribal Drops Debut Single, Going In
Durban based singer, songwriter and fashion designer, Tribal, has broken his silence on his depression with official debut single titled Going In.
Known for the 2015 smash single A Week Ago featuring Aewon Wolf; the single that should have been a great launch into the music industry turned out to be the start of a three-year battle with depression for this young creative.
“I had quit music. I was down, out and angry. Aewon Wolf was popping off my song. All the people I had done features with blocked me. I felt used, even exploited” shares Tribal. Tribal further adds:
“I’m now motivated to keep going no matter what. Going In is a song about my commitment to myself to go all the way in.”
Going In is already enjoying radio airplay across the country on stations such as Metro FM, Gagasi FM and YFM since its release this past Friday. the single features Tribal doing what he does best and that is singing. But the twist is,he is doing it over a Trap influenced beat with other RnB and Pop elements.
As the music industry gears up for the silly season, Going In has been pegged to be a track that will usher music lovers right through the Summer and festive season.
Going In is available for purchase and streaming on all these major digital stores.