Ekaya Giyani

by DJ Mahinya-mahinya

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about

In 2004 26 year-old DJ Mahinya-hinya, real name Vusi Lawrence Chauke, was a dancer for producer Muchono. 'He is the one that made me fall in love with the music' he says, 'I was a dancer...to promote his albums'. At makeshift street parties that pop up all over Limpopo, artists bring crews with them to perform at breakneck speeds to their latest tracks. A bone shakingly twitchy dance style known as xigaza, is as wonky and as weird as the marimba bass lines that blare out over the DIY PA systems.

11 years on and 'Ekaya Giyani', DJ Mahinya-hinyas first solo album delivers all the delirious kineticism you'd expect from someone that has spent their entire life at 180bpm. 'Rigangiso' is a fleet of foot calling card for the album, hyperactive snares propel a call and response hook , just like 'Watshwa' its use of mangled vocal samples exude colour. Elsewhere the deceptively cute synths of 'Nafamba' belie a track draped in sincerity,like 'Swa Misava' its soundscape of spitting toms and throbbing kicks hit the body before the head.

credits

released July 20, 2015

All songs composed by DJ Mahanyi-hinya
Produced by DJ Giftoz & DJ Skhesh
Recorded @ M.G.S Studio
Backing vocals by DJ Giftoz & DJ Skhesh
Lead vocals by DJ Mahinya-hinya & DJ Skhesh
Keyboard by DJ Skhesh

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