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Fresh Flex Friday #31

We have finally caught sight of the glorious light at the end of this the treacherous tunnel we call January. This week’s selection of music is here to get us over the last few speed bumps and keep us motivated until February arrives. We’re uncovering some excellent gems here at FFF thanks to the outstanding level of work being produced by African and South African artists. Sit back, relax and enjoy the music!

The Symphny – Oui feat SSV

A magical neo-soul ballad from this Swaziland born, Johannesburg raised artist. Sultry, smooth and paired in perfect harmony with guest vocalist SSV, this track is directly on the pulse of the current wave washing over contemporary R’n’B and soul in the mainstream. I highly recommend this listening experience.

Jay-Cubed – Mom’s Car

Stealing your Mom’s Car because you don’t want to miss out on any of the fun is a mad risk in real life, but makes an epic tale. This stylistically Grime influenced beat, accompanied by a loquacious rap flow laced with vernacular switch ups, is a fire track that will form part of a series of releases and collaborative projects that will span across the length of 2018.

Parabyl – Jeep

It comes as no surprise that Parabyl’s Soundcloud has already accumulated 25,000 plays in a very short space of time. And as a gift to thank us, his loyal listeners, for the ongoing support, we have been given a brand new track! Wavy, science fiction soundtrack beats to kick off your weekend in style.

Muzi Mondays – Episode 1

Durban based artist Muzi has started a web series where he flips some of our favourite tracks and gives them his fresh perspective. In this first episode he tackles Brenda Fassie’s ‘Weekend Special’ in style. Subscribe to his channel so you don’t miss the new episode each week.

OCEANS – Fiyah feat Lakota Silva

A wildly successful pairing of producer and vocalist, it ticks all the boxes for a commercially viable label release in the more House favourable dance music pool. Lakota’s voice enforces her presence amongst the driving rhythm, no surprises as to why this track is gaining momentum of national radio.

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