Mlindo The vocalist finally unleashes the visuals for hit song Macala featuring Kwesta, Sfeesho & Thabsie
If ever there was a song for the festive season it is Macala and we have Mlindo The Vocalist to thank for that. The song has been trending since it dropped 3 months ago and it is fair to say that this is one of the favourites from his debut album, Emakhaya.
It has already garnered over 1 million streams on YouTube. And with the album reaching gold status, Mlindo is definitely the flavour for 2018.
Macala features the sizzling Thabsie, the award winning Kwesta and the fresh voice of Sfeesho, Mlindo’s younger brother. The video for the song dropped yesterday and it is already doing the most on YouTube.
On Macala he sings about good times and the vibe is actually transporting us all the way to December. This is the type of joint that has so much potential to be a wedding song- it’s crafted especially for the streets.
Kwesta brings his A game while Thabsie is always crisp and refined. Sfeesho is a refreshing voice on this joint and this is our first introduction to him.
The video for Macala does not disappoint. It is shot in the township and shows us what it means to have fun in the hood when you’re young, beautiful and black in South Africa. We see them get ready for a lit night out and getting picked up by Kwesta who takes them to an underground party.
December is officially here!
Peep the video below!
Could 2019 Finally Be The Year For Mzekekeze’s Big Come Back?
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!