Siphe Tebeka debut EP out soon on Shimza’s Kunye imprint
South African rising DJ and producer Siphe Tebeka is set to release his debut EP on Shimza’s iconic record label, Kunye, on the 1st of April, 2021.
Boasting previous releases on Berlin’s famed, ‘be an ape’ founded by Ante Perry as well as M.A.N.D.Y.’s genre-leading, ‘Get Physical Music’, Siphe now lends his immense production prowess to his home soil’s burgeoning Afro House monolith that is Kunye.
He has enlisted the help from prolific French artists, Mozaïk who boast remixes of Agoria, releases on Madorasindahouse and Radiant as well as support from some of the world’s leading artists, Solomun Dixon, Tale Of Us, Agoria, Eagles & Butterflies and many more.
Siphe Tebeka – Ndiyekeni
The EP title track is ‘Ndiyekeni’, meaning, ‘Leave Me Alone.’
It features haunting vernacular vocals from talented South African singer, Toshi, who is one of the most accomplished vocalists from Africa, previously featured on Black Coffee’s hit single, Buya, which was further remixed by Loco Dice and M.A.N.D.Y.
Toshi was also named as Traxsource’s number 1 Afro House vocalist in the world.
Upbeat percussive elements and a leading staccato synth accentuates the anthemic melodic elements that form together effortlessly to create a momentous display of Siphe Tebeka’s raw talent and production prowess.
French brothers, Mozaïk, take on ‘Ndiyekeni’ in a flashing display of elegance serving up hypnotic arpeggios, orchestral percussion and a synthetic tagline that will not easily be forgotten. They encapsulate the vocals with grace and push it to a new frontier.
Closing off the EP, ‘Bayeza’, invigorates the senses with its playful yet melancholic synth line, vernacular chant-like vocals and a growling bassline that accentuate the rhythm and help brings the EP to a climax, ending things off with a well-curated celebration of South African House music and a true reflection of what Siphe and Mozaïk are capable of.
‘Ndiyekeni’ EP is available everywhere from 1st April 2021 via Kunye.
01: Siphe Tebeka – Ndiyekeni ft. Toshi
02: Siphe Tebeka – Ndiyekeni ft. Toshi (Mozaïk Remix)
03: Siphe Tebeka – Bayeza
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