When SA singer-songwriter and producer Samthing Soweto released his debut album Isphithipthi in September 2019, ripples of excitement were felt nationwide. Today, the prolific album attains its platinum milestone in South Africa!
With the help of Artist Services company, Platoon, the album broke pre-add records on Apple Music and it solicited a frenzy of media coverage and airwaves domination, paving an unforgettable summer season for Samthing Soweto’s Amapiano hits.
Ably created in collaboration with a coterie of star writers, producers and vocalists such as Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, MFR Souls, Mas Musiq, Sha Sha and Mlindo The Vocalist, the undertaking resulted in no musical drawbacks – just dance-floor fillers and distinct future classics.
Today sees Samthing Soweto release a new EP entitled Danko! (“Danko” is Amapiano slang for “thank you”). Hitmaker De Mthuda leads the production while Entity Musiq contributes to one track, the two of them amongst a troupe of collaborators like Njelic, Alie-Keys, MalumNator and Da Musiqal Chef. With the first single “Weekend” already charting, fans will surely luxuriate in other fine selections, such as”Chomi” and “Tilili”.
Danko! is now available to stream and download on all major digital stores here: http://platoon.lnk.to/danko
Packaged into a new sizzling summer EP, Danko! includes a truly unique choral interpretation of the Amapiano hits from Isphithiphithi, performed in an original and heart-warming collaboration with the pride of Soweto, Mzansi Youth Choir, for those fans with a habitual discernment in their music tastes. Re-imagined in an inimitable way as a nod to his career beginnings as an a capella star with one of South Africa’s supergroups, The Soil, “The Danko! Medley” is a groundbreaking, genre-bending fusion of Amapiano with choral arrangements, eliciting quite a hedonic thrill.
If new music was not enough, the fans are treated to a special live recording of “The Danko! Medley” exhibiting the iconic choral collaboration, available exclusively on Apple Music for its first week of release – following which fans will be able to view it on demand on all online visual platforms.