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DRC-Durban Pop Crooner Tresor Shares 'Mount Everest' ft. AKA

DRC-born, Durban-based singer Tresor releases the music video for "Mount Everest" alongside AKA.


DRC-born, Durban-based singer/songwriter Tresor is ebullient in the music video for "Mount Everest," the latest single off his forthcoming debut VII LP. After a bouncy drum intro, South African rapper AKA sets the adoring tone of the track before a sunglass-wearing Tresor appears, radiating pure affection. Whether playing the guitar, filming his lover drinking champagne, or bobbing his body to high-tempo drums, the sweet-voiced singer beams sheer joy, promising to take his partner "higher than Mount Everest." Tresor, who came to Durban in 2008 as a refugee and previously worked as a car guard and waiter, has been earning airtime on major South African radio for his previous singles "Complete" and "Stuck on You." He's also recently played live with Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Vusi Mahlasela and toured with SA singer Zahara (whom he's written for and collaborated with). Like his influences Freshlyground and Asa, Tresor (French for "treasure") is a pop star with heart. Check out the video for "Mount Everest" featuring AKA below, and keep posted for more from Tresor as he releases VII, which will also feature Khuli Chana and Beatenberg.

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After years of working with other artists, South African-based producer Xplosive DJ shares his sound in his new project 'Plan B'.

It is difficult to place the producer/sound engineer Xplosive DJ when he talks. His tempered drawl could be from any East African country. His slang is distinctly Joburg, but a typically hood phrase falls out of his mouth before a suburbanism when he speaks. His accent fuses English, Arabic and Nubian intonations.

Xplosive DJ's recently released five-track debut project, Plan B, was produced and recorded over four years and makes the producer behind it even more difficult to locate, geographically and musically.

Born Ahmed Khaled Dahab in the Congo, raised in Sudan and living in South Africa since 2007, Xplosive grew up in a home where all four compass points of African music were familiar. He was drawn to reggae, hip-hop and dancehall on street sound systems as he grew up to develop his own musical taste.

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