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‘Akanamali’ Hitmaker Sun-El Musician Releases Another Potential Hit

Listen to "Bamthathile" by Sun-El Musician featuring Mlindo.

Last year, South African producer Sun-El Musician's hit single "Akanamali" featuring Samthing Soweto was one of the biggest hits of 2017. It was hard to miss; it was a permanent fixture on radio, TV, shebeens, clubs, phones and living rooms. Samthing Soweto's effortless vocals sat perfectly over a house we wouldn't have expected him to sing over.

Sun-El Musician just released a new single featuring the singer Mlindo. Titled "Bamthathile," the song sees Mlindo croon about a wife of his who left him.

Unlike "Akanamali" which leaned more towards house, "Bamthathile" is electro-based, with subtle synths accompanying the stacked vocals, which sound distant as if to emulate the elusiveness the woman in question.

Mlindo's singing style is reminiscent of maskandi and mbhaqanga.

The song is still catchy, even though it's of a slower tempo, and is highly likely to be as big as its predecessor.

Listen to "Bamthathile" below.

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We know that Black queer DJs from the Midwest are behind the creation of house and dance music. Yet, a look at the current electronic scene will find it terribly whitewashed and gentrified, with the current prominent acts spinning tracks sung by unnamed soulful singers from time to time. Like many art forms created by Black people all over the world, the industry hasn't paid homage to its pioneers, despite the obvious influence they have. Thankfully, the independent music scene is thriving with many Black acts inspired by their forefathers and mothers who are here to revolutionize electronic music. Here are a list of the ones you should check out:

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