Stomper out of Zambia from Jay Rox. Things of note in this Lusaka-streets clip: choreographed dancing from a masked trio, one-lens sunglass-rocking and an absolute banger of a beat. Watch above and check out more from Jay Rox. (via SB)
Listen to new artist Makhalanjalo's kwaito single 'Thand'izinto' from the upcoming album 'Amanzi'.
Makhalanjalo has released his highly-anticipated single "Thand'izinto". The single is the latest offering from the the relatively new artist who has swept through Cape Town's music scene. "Thand'izinto" comes ahead of the upcoming album Amanzi.
<p><em><strong><a href="https://www.okayafrica.com/interview-mx-blouse-debut-album-elementality/" target="_blank">Read: Interview: Mx Blouse Pushes the Boundaries of Kwaito on Debut Album 'Elementality</a>' </strong></em><span></span></p><p>"Thand'izinto" is the kwaito single for those nostalgic for the classic kwaito sound. Makhalanjalo brings back the wavy sounds of old-school kwaito with synthesizers and drums. The Cape Town-based artist spits fun Xhosa lyrics while also delivering a light dance song. "Thand'izinto" refers to a person who likes going out, having a great time and just generally enjoying life.</p><p><div class="preroll-video"></div><ora-player></ora-player></p><p>According to<strong><em> Between10and 5</em></strong>, Makhalanjalo <a href="https://10and5.com/2021/01/19/listen-to-makhalanjalos-new-postmodern-kwaito-single-thandizinto/" target="_blank">performed "Thand'izinto" late last year</a> at the Raptor Room in Cape Town before the single's official release. The video of the performance was later uploaded to TikTok to promote the single. Makhalanjalo's social media promotions reportedly led to a wave of positive response coming from as far as China. The artist then travelled to Johannesburg, the hotspot of kwaito's resurgence. Once there, he immersed himself in the music and went on to perform with prominent upcoming acts such as <strong>Thando Simelane</strong> and<strong> North The Jap</strong>. </p><p>"Thand'izinto" was produced by 23-year-old Cape Town-based music producer and <strong>DJ Sindiso Tshumo</strong>, known by his stage name <strong>Insertcoinz</strong>. </p><p>Listen to "Thand'izinto" on <strong>Apple Music</strong>:</p><div class="rm-embed embed-media"><iframe allow="autoplay *; encrypted-media *; fullscreen *" frameborder="0" height="450" sandbox="allow-forms allow-popups allow-same-origin allow-scripts allow-storage-access-by-user-activation allow-top-navigation-by-user-activation" src="https://embed.music.apple.com/za/album/thandizinto-single/1547077994" style="width:100%;max-width:660px;overflow:hidden;background:transparent;"></iframe></div><p>Listen to "Thand'izinto" on <strong>Spotify:</strong><br></p><iframe src="https://embed.spotify.com/?uri=spotify:album:4sEaqwNLJehJvMucFld73w" id="3ab7f" frameborder="0" class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="2bbe2b939bef154ebb15f00d29c3b39d" expand="1" height="480" width="100%"></iframe>