THE HOUSE OF SUN-EL: Sun-El Musician, Simmy, Mlindo The Vocalist, and other related artists

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man, i need that sun-el right in my veins please

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 15 April 2020 18:18 (three months ago) link

Surprise! It's gorgeous:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7eig-q9wPWM
Sun-EL Musician ft. Azana • Uhuru

Sun-El is full of surprises: the new album is called To the World and Beyond.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:21 (three months ago) link

that Nile Rodgers-like guitar coda is killing me

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:45 (three months ago) link

the antidote is here

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 16 April 2020 22:45 (three months ago) link

bump
boost
balm

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 April 2020 16:17 (three months ago) link

hate to say it but it's not knocking my socks off? Seems fine.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 17 April 2020 21:52 (three months ago) link

ya not feeling it either

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Friday, 17 April 2020 22:01 (three months ago) link

ILM, it was nice knowing ya

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 17 April 2020 22:02 (three months ago) link

agreed w/ the others

dyl, Saturday, 18 April 2020 02:51 (three months ago) link

The instrumental track and the singing do not really connect, I find.

Nabozo, Saturday, 18 April 2020 12:18 (three months ago) link

it's perfectly pleasant but there's nothing to really elevate it to the level of his best work and a bit too understated even for him.

ufo, Saturday, 18 April 2020 12:38 (three months ago) link

omfg this is exactly what we need right the fuck now.

It's going to take a lot to best an album as incredible and emotionally uplifting as Africa to the World. This track is lovely, and if the rest of the album is as good as this but not better I'll still be happy. He has a specific vibe that is just romantic and beautiful and does such an amazing job of giving me an "escape" and Uhuru still has that in spades.

octobeard, Monday, 20 April 2020 00:51 (three months ago) link

i don't doubt the album will be really good even if this track is a little more understated than one might have expected from a 'first single' (not that 'understated' is necessarily a bad thing in sun-el's hands)

dyl, Monday, 20 April 2020 16:46 (three months ago) link

yeah same on all points

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 02:37 (three months ago) link

I agree that it’s not as good as a “Sonini” or “Ntaba ezikude” (leaving “Akanamali” out of this, because hors catégorie), but I still think it’s gorgeous.

What puts this song over the top for me is Azana’s vocal - so earnest and affecting.
She seems to be new, she has no footprint (voicetrail?) on Spotify at all, but her Twitter tells me she has an album out in May; the snippets suggest a slightly more jazzy vibe than for instance Simmy.

But maybe y’all wanted Simmy on this?

pic.twitter.com/smpKKYLfWj

— Simmy (@simmymusicsa) April 16, 2020

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 07:40 (three months ago) link

Sweet. What I find funny with this video, is that where we hear house music (and look for certain qualities) South Africans are hearing "their" music under all the lush tapestry, chimes etc.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:08 (three months ago) link

Btw breastcrawl if you're still learning Zulu, Simmy gives her own translation of Ngihamba Nawe (or I Choose You) in the YT comments.

Nabozo, Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:15 (three months ago) link

oh nice, will have a look! (I’m not actively studying, but I’m much more alert to song titles and stuff, so I do google-translate a lot)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 13:37 (three months ago) link

i want simmy on basically everything.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 15:38 (three months ago) link

co-sign

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 22 April 2020 16:22 (three months ago) link

four weeks pass...

cross-posting with the Moloko thread:

“Sing It Back”, repurposed by Samthing Soweto as a gospel workout, lyrics slighly tweaked.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pxuqpXRNuUM
Soweto Central Chorus of the Salvation Army ft. Samthing Soweto • Bring It Back

Much better to watch the performance itself, starting from 55:12:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJxmbsgD-Fc

Don’t know if this version predates the much more faithful (!) Sha Sha cover or not (it looks like it was recorded last year as well) - Samthing and Sha Sha are only one step removed from each other obviously.

(Samthing is on two more (consecutive) songs earlier in the concert, “Bawo” and “Mzalwane”, from 11:28 onwards)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 21 May 2020 20:17 (two months ago) link

I don't much care about Moloko, but that was extremely dope

dip to dup (rob), Friday, 22 May 2020 15:04 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IA9sHZoOnok

More from Azana - Your Love which will serve as the first single of her INGOMA album. I think we had a snippet already.

Nabozo, Friday, 22 May 2020 15:54 (two months ago) link

that's just lovely! my first encounter with her, iirc, but stoked for the album now

dip to dup (rob), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:30 (two months ago) link

ah I see she's the singer on that slightly controversial Sun El track

dip to dup (rob), Saturday, 23 May 2020 12:31 (two months ago) link

This has been around for ages, but it's such a pretty song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6T-jmm8SH8
Sithelo ft. Skye Wanda • Forever

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 24 May 2020 12:23 (two months ago) link

new single on the way, this sounds nice!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k41_1rDhxpM

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 25 May 2020 21:53 (two months ago) link

Msaki!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 26 May 2020 06:22 (two months ago) link

ubomi abumanga: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hu02NYBdsbI

monotony, Friday, 29 May 2020 02:38 (two months ago) link

oh wow the horns on this are lovely

ufo, Friday, 29 May 2020 02:47 (two months ago) link

absolutely love it

dyl, Friday, 29 May 2020 05:20 (two months ago) link

yeah, i fuck with this for sure

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 29 May 2020 14:36 (two months ago) link

DJ set by Sun-El, featuring a number of new tracks:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZ6NxWLBqdE

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Monday, 1 June 2020 19:56 (two months ago) link

thanks!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 1 June 2020 20:02 (two months ago) link

Azana’s second – ‘your love’ turns into ‘true love’:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tHlCN9YS8f4
Azana • Uthando Lwangempela

live version: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oh4eNjyQ_c

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 12 June 2020 18:25 (one month ago) link

For those who can’t wait for the Azana album…

…welcome to snippet heaven!

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 12 June 2020 18:48 (one month ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E4lmfem6zuA
Azana feat. Sun-El Musician - Ngize Ngifike

Nabozo, Saturday, 20 June 2020 22:48 (one month ago) link

Belatedly, "Your Love" is the most beautiful thing I have ever heard.

Tim F, Monday, 22 June 2020 02:11 (one month ago) link

All three of these Azana singles are great.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 22 June 2020 20:07 (one month ago) link

dig the light touch of Jill Scott "He Loves Me" interpolation in Ngize Ngifike

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 22 June 2020 20:09 (one month ago) link

damn "ubomi abumanga" is incredible wtf... afrobeats rendered in the worldview of air france

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 23 June 2020 07:52 (one month ago) link

"Zwakala", the new Tresor, is very good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvc-wq4nQ6w

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 09:28 (one month ago) link

good stuff!

rob, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 16:50 (one month ago) link

it's just another Azana Friday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSP5Tqlssw8
Azana ft. Sino Msolo • Umaqondana

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 July 2020 07:57 (one month ago) link

she's amazing

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 3 July 2020 18:18 (one month ago) link

god they sound great together, this album is promising to be stunning

rob, Friday, 3 July 2020 18:48 (one month ago) link

Now do yourselves a favour and listen to “Uhuru” again.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 July 2020 19:42 (one month ago) link

I will def revisit that when the Sun-El album drops (iirc I wasn't as anti as others). Speaking of, are we looking at albums *this summer* from: Sun-El, Azana, Burna Boy, and WizKid?! Should Simmy be on that list too?

rob, Friday, 3 July 2020 19:47 (one month ago) link

oh man throw Tresor on that list too, wth

rob, Friday, 3 July 2020 19:49 (one month ago) link

Not sure about Simmy, but we’ve already had Kabza (I know). Davido also promised another album in July.

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 3 July 2020 20:30 (one month ago) link


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