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Mi Casa x Ladysmith Black Mambazo 'My Sugar'

South Africa's Mi Casa and Ladysmith Black Mambazo collaborate on a catchy new single 'My Sugar.'


What happens when old-school South African soul meets the new South African house scene? Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Mi Casa’s new collaboration "My Sugar" might hold some answers. Following Ladysmith's unexpected MTV MAMA performance, in which they showed they could hang in the contemporary music scene by remixing today's dancefloor anthems (including D’Banj‘s "Oliver Twist" and Uhuru‘s “Y-tjukutja”) the all-male a cappella group teamed with the Joburg-based house trio (who LBM had previously performed with at the Timbaland-produced Extra Cold Music concert in June) to produce a sweet, clap-happy love song. Featuring crisp horns and those tight, silky-smooth harmonies that the multi-Grammy Award-winning group is known for, the infectious single feels both new and classic. "My Sugar" is now available to purchase on iTunes South Africa. Listen to a teaser clip below.

Interview

This Compilation Shines a Light On East African Underground Music

We talk to a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation from Uganda's Nyege Nyege.

Nyege Nyege, a label in Kampala, Uganda is channelling the confidence brimming over a whole continent. Africa is no longer the future. For dance music, its time is right now.

Music For the Eagles is a compilation released in conjunction with Soundcloud to showcase the best new acts that East Africa has to offer outside the mainstream. A new wave of artists firmly blasting non-conformist energy for you to spasm to. Music that takes you places. Otim Alpha's high BPM wedding frenzy of incessant rasping vocals accompanied by feverous violin will have you clawing the walls to oblivion. Anti Vairas' dancehall from a battleship with super galactic intentions doesn't even break a sweat as it ruins you. FLO's beautiful sirens call, is a skittish and detuned nursery rhyme that hints at a yearning for love but reveals something far more unnerving. Ecko Bazz's tough spiralling vocal over sub-bass and devil trap energy is an anthem that can only be bewailed. And Kidane Fighter's tune is more trance-like prayer. These are only some of the highlights for you to shake it out to.

We got to chat with a few of the artists featured on the Music For the Eagles compilation as they took a break from the studio below.

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