I woke up this morning feeling really spicy because the last week has been filled with good people being messed around by other’s bad choices.
And so today, to combat this negativity I’m sending out a playlist of the best energy I could find so that we can enter the weekend on a happy wave. Get into the grooves and have an incredible time, where you are and whatever you choose to do.
Camagwini – Dubai
This is the kind of soulful remorse that penetrates your entire being. An afro-soul and maskandi combination that pulls at all the emotional strings after a long work week. The beauty of great music is that you can understand the mood and message behind it without understanding the language of the lyrical content. This song is beautiful and heartbreaking, what a blessing.
Aemo feat Mariechan – Die For You
I always signify the return of Summer with two things: the obvious factor which is the warmer weather and the less obvious one which is the dancehall/bashment seeping into new releases. It is the sound I associate with good feelings and good times. This collaboration between Malawian singer Aemo and the incredible SA songstress Mariechan is an embodiment of just that. It’s also great to hear Mariechan’s voice doing the rounds again after her big release last year.
Moonchild Sanelly and Lunatik – Dlala
This is an exercise in precise restraint from Moonchild that gives this kwaito banger a lot of power. She exhibits her ability to fit into any flow and every mood with her performance on this track and I’m obsessed. She has always shown a knack for highlighting incredible producers as well and I can find absolutely nothing wrong with this track, it is wonderful.
beatsbyhand – What’s Cooking feat Biggy
Biggy made waves with ‘Dames’ and is now on this whomping bass dance track that you cannot deny is catchy AF. Every generation in SA has an Afrikaans rapper that people start out by taking the piss out of and then they become a sensation. Biggy is this generation’s Jack Parow, look out because you will be seeing and hearing a lot more of him.
SIX.NINE – D.A.G.W.A.S
What we need to appreciate in this high-speed and extremely privileged era that we occupy is young artists who work hard, push the boundaries of their creativity and remain kind and good throughout the process. Ratz and Pope who together make up SIX.NINE possess a passion and drive for success that emits infectious positive energy to everyone around them. This music video is a result of collaboration and teamwork among friends and the result is a high-quality piece of art.