Audio

Nozinja & Tessela Share The Full Stream Of Split Single 'Wa Chacha'

Hear the full versions of Shangaan Electro producer Nozinja and Tessela's dual single "Wa Chacha."


Last week we reported on the upcoming release of the collabroative dual 12'' single 'Wachaha' from South Africa's Shangaan Electro king Nozinja and UK breakbeat maestro Tessela, coming out on Bleep on February 9. In a brief e-mail interview with The Fader, Nozinja sheds some light on the meaning behind the track, explaining that "'Wa Chacha' is a song that is sung by women, especially the mother of a girl who is back from adulthood or school". The 12'' record features the original version of the song written by Nozinja, along with an interpretation from Tessela. While it may be easy to assume that this 12'' release fits the standard original single/remix format, further inquiry reveals a creative process born out of a genuine cultural and technical exchange."Tessela and I played a show in London together and we we were both in a hurry to do something together," Nozinja told Fader.  "He's very good at mixing sounds. I taught him Shangaan sounds and drums and I learned how he puts together different sounds. I wish to do it again." Nozinja is also currently working on his debut album for Warp, so maybe this collaboration will happen again sooner than we think. Listen to the full stream below.

Interview

Interview: TOBi Is Making Unapologetic Soul Music

We talk to the Nigerian-Canadian artist about his latest project ELEMENTS, his creative process, mental health and more.

It's a big year for music, and in the midst of many good drops from the motherland and beyond, we caught up with Nigerian-Canadian singer/songwriter TOBi to discuss his recently released 10-track project ELEMENTS.

ELEMENTS is a fusion of old-school soul, contemporary rap sequences, clever lyrical symbols & metaphors. and melancholic vibes which reference TOBi's Nigerian heritage through afrobeats, the reality of his life and the state of the world today. The compilation features production from Nigerian producer Juls on "Dollas and Cents" and "Made Me Everything and Shine."

Below, we also discuss his creative process and passion for mental health with the announcement of an exciting collaboration. "I'm attracted and curious about so many things in life that I can't help but bring [them] into my world and craft," the multi-genre artist says.

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