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Audio: Moonchild x Tshepang [BLK JKS] 'Rabubi'

Listen to South African artist Moonchild's track 'Rabibi' featuring production by BLK JKS's Tshepang Ramoba


South African newcomer Moonchild hits us with a gem on her track "Rabubi." Produced by BLK JKS drummer Tshepang Ramoba, the song features pulsing synths driven under Moonchild's syrupy-smooth voice — the result has us smitten with her sound. Moonchild is currently campaigning to join the lineup at this year's Oppikoppi Festival in South Africa, which you can help her out with by casting a vote if you're so inclined. Details about any forthcoming projects from this talented young lady are hard to come by, but we're certainly looking forward to hearing what else she has up her sleeve. Listen to "Rabibi" below and check out her artist page for a few others.

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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

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