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Dr Malinga and Kwesta’s New Song ‘Indlela’ Is The Collaboration You Didn’t Know You Needed

What do you get when you put two of South Africa's top hitmakers on one song?

Kwesta pretty much ran 2018, and it was all through guest verses he lent to a diverse array of artists such as Stogie T, Mlindo The Vocalist, Dee XCLSV, Vetkuk vs Mahoota, ChianoSky, Maphorisa, and a whole lot more. This year, the East Rand rapper is clearly not planning on stopping.


House music stalwart Dr Malinga's latest single "Indlela" comes with yet another stellar Kwesta verse. Who could have predicted this collaboration?

Read: Kwesta Ran the Charts This Year—and That's Just Counting Features

"Indlela" is a mid-tempo house joint that references 80s and 90s South African pop, as is usually the case with Dr Malinga's hits. The song is produced by the ever-diverse Alie Keys, whose sound you are familiar with if you've listened to Cassper Nyovest's last two albums, Thuto and Short and Sweet.

What do you get when you put two of the country's top hitmakers on one song? The answer's obvious, but time will tell if "Indlela" will catch on as it's poised to.

Download "Indlela" here and stream it below:




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