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

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anybody know who the other guy (not Gwamba) providing vocals on this track is?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 01:09 (eleven months ago) link

that’s wonderful. according to the YouTube comments the other singer is Masiano. he is also on “Yekela”, that Mlindo track from earlier this year (it’s somewhere upthread).

Gwamba himself is from Malawi btw.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 07:19 (eleven months ago) link

found all of five more credited features on Spotify, of which I like this recent one the best:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m65hr9-jbC4
Meez ft. Masiano & DJ Mdix • Syavana

(there are a few more tracks on YouTube, with Meez and others. he’s also a producer, this is a rap track he did, with himself on the hook.)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:37 (eleven months ago) link

ha, this just in: the new DJ Mdix features Mlindo and is produced by... Masiano:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jz5KpadE7Wc
DJ Mdix ft. Mlindo the Vocalist • Cloud 9

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:47 (eleven months ago) link

But is any of this on a par with “Yaz Abantu”? The answer, I would think, is no, so please to proceed accordingly.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 08:48 (eleven months ago) link

(don’t get me wrong, DJ Mdix is great: check “Ngiyazfunela” with Mpumi (2020) and Kaylow’s “Isgubhu” (2017) (both posted on this thread), or the brilliant “Umvulo” with Zanda Zakuza (2016))

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 09:24 (eleven months ago) link

Good sleuthing, thanks!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 October 2020 14:11 (eleven months ago) link

In just less than 24hrs the pre-order of my upcoming album #TTWB will drop with its 3rd single “Never Never ft @nobuhlemusic

16.10.2020#NeverNever #30songs #ttwb pic.twitter.com/q8kePIxbtz

— Sun-EL Musician (@sunelmusicianza) October 15, 2020

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:01 (eleven months ago) link

#30songs !!!

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 October 2020 08:01 (eleven months ago) link

New Simmy album on the way as well

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:20 (eleven months ago) link

fuckin' a.

both on friday?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:22 (eleven months ago) link

no, Friday it’s just the new Sun-El single. albums are open for pre-order, no release date given yet.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:25 (eleven months ago) link

sorry for causing overexcitement

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:31 (eleven months ago) link

still a reason to stay on this cruel planet

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 15 October 2020 18:43 (eleven months ago) link

“Never Never” is lovely, such a gorgeous slow build.

Tim F, Thursday, 15 October 2020 19:43 (eleven months ago) link

well, here’s your Taking Sides for this Friday:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ao-_htTBpk
Sun-EL Musician ft. Nobuhle • Never Never

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rqdvi8AO-04
Simmy ft. Da Capo & Sun-El Musician • Emakhaya

(I’m going with Simmy here, for now)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 October 2020 11:03 (eleven months ago) link

<3 that simmy tune

nxd, Friday, 16 October 2020 11:58 (eleven months ago) link

now listening to “Never Never” less cursorily, and yes, while not nearly as immediate as the Simmy track it’s gorgeous in its understatedness. the way everything swells up with the organ towards the 4-minute mark and then culminates in those horn blasts, wow!

(sure, take this out of context if you must)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 October 2020 12:40 (eleven months ago) link

both good but i especially like "emakhaya"

ufo, Friday, 16 October 2020 13:04 (eleven months ago) link

Emakhaya is amazing

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 16 October 2020 19:58 (eleven months ago) link

they’re both amazing, is where I’m at right now

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 October 2020 20:39 (eleven months ago) link

Simmy, Tugela Fairy (Made Of Stars), 16 tracks, out Nov 6

Sun-El Musician, To The World And Beyond, 31 (!) tracks, out Dec 4

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 16 October 2020 22:23 (eleven months ago) link

Nobuhle live:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Om1iPPfex4

(the first song hasn't been released yet)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Sunday, 18 October 2020 20:41 (eleven months ago) link

i think i might prefer "never never" for now! but they're both essential and i can't wait for their albums

dyl, Sunday, 18 October 2020 21:46 (eleven months ago) link

both gorgeous. this and the rolling afropop thread have opened me up to the best new stuff since I’ve been on ilx - thanks!

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 18 October 2020 22:21 (eleven months ago) link

please don't yell at me for saying so, but the melody of some of the backing vocals in "emakhaya" reminds me of bob sinclar's "world, hold on"

dyl, Monday, 19 October 2020 00:03 (eleven months ago) link

don't think even Simmy is going to yell at you, she retweeted several tweets like this:

Simmy- Emakhaya (feat. Da Capo, Sun-El Musician)

That "World hold on" humming part😭😭. pic.twitter.com/28aBpTP0C9

— Thyophò (@aphumelele_m) October 16, 2020

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 October 2020 06:13 (eleven months ago) link

Another one I posted on the Baby Are You Coming? thread, but I feel people here could do with some amapiano relaxation as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWo9vo9ZgvA
Kota Embassy ft. Cue • Sugar Mama

(this possibly outvibes even DJ Stokie’s “Senorita”)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 19 October 2020 14:39 (eleven months ago) link

oh thank goodness! xp

dyl, Monday, 19 October 2020 15:51 (eleven months ago) link

lovely video for "Emakhaya":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4kkdRc4FCs0

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 23 October 2020 20:33 (ten months ago) link

fun fact: Simmy calls herself (or at least her albums) “Tugela Fairy” because she’s from Tugela Ferry in KwaZulu Natal province, a town named after the ferry across the Tugela River that operated here and has since been replaced by the steel bridge you see in the video.

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Friday, 23 October 2020 20:57 (ten months ago) link

Wow that's the heart of Zululand, it's not far off Isandlwana, and I checked, the area is King's land (Ingonyama). She's basically in the homelands stepping on the skulls of dead British soldiers :D

Nabozo, Saturday, 24 October 2020 16:26 (ten months ago) link

lol the Sun-el album is 159 mins long

it bangs for thee (Simon H.), Saturday, 24 October 2020 17:27 (ten months ago) link

he is probably the only person right now whose 159-minute-long album i would actually anticipate listening to

dyl, Saturday, 24 October 2020 18:44 (ten months ago) link

...and another one (found out through forks' October favourites list):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K09EbOCfoGU
Sun-EL Musician ft. Julia Church • Garden

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 2 November 2020 16:59 (ten months ago) link

in songs I like better:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWKoDuyuzVs
Mthandazo Gatya ft. DJ Manzo SA & Comado • Senzeni

(reminder: the non-edited version is 6'24)

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 2 November 2020 21:18 (ten months ago) link

This folky one is very pretty:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-tu2Wsd3AjE
Sbahle • Emlanjeni

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Monday, 2 November 2020 21:19 (ten months ago) link

brand new video for a track from last year's S-Tone *EP* (as opposed to this year's S-Tone *album*):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYw9dfVd_oc
S-Tone ft. Simmy • Vuka Africa

Welcome to Nonrock (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 3 November 2020 13:29 (ten months ago) link

Sha Sha’s voice is so soothing to me on this awful day

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 4 November 2020 18:25 (ten months ago) link

"senzeni" is really good

fully expecting the sun-el album to be too much, 31 tracks/2.5 hours is totally ridiculous

ufo, Thursday, 5 November 2020 07:08 (ten months ago) link

in case you don’t have no plans for tomorrow night:

@simmymusicsa launches her album tomorrow!!, 🌟💛 at Pmb.. Alongside @azanamusic and myself
!!
Tugela Fairy ( Made of Stars) has Arrived!! pic.twitter.com/4r1ATmOMXA

— NobuhleMusic (@NobuhleMusic) November 5, 2020

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Thursday, 5 November 2020 22:01 (ten months ago) link

ooh it's out here now and sounding great

ufo, Friday, 6 November 2020 01:35 (ten months ago) link

"konke"!

ufo, Friday, 6 November 2020 01:40 (ten months ago) link

well that's my friday listening all day then

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 6 November 2020 05:44 (ten months ago) link

listened to this once this morning, now going for seconds. it’s sounding very good indeed. it really gets going from track 5 (“Imihla nezolo”). that whole middle section is fire - a warm, comforting fire.
highlight of the first go-round for me might have been “Ngiyahamba” with Mthunzi.

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:05 (ten months ago) link

“Konke” is very good as well, it’s the only track produced by Claudio (of x Kenza fame)

xp to ufo

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Friday, 6 November 2020 17:07 (ten months ago) link

another track from the Sun-El album dropped:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a90xU2bQEZ0
Sun-El Musician ft. Ami Faku • Mandinaye

kiss some penis reference (breastcrawl), Sunday, 15 November 2020 19:15 (ten months ago) link

geez

that album's gonna be so good isn't it, even if it's a long double album

dyl, Sunday, 15 November 2020 22:19 (ten months ago) link

Was curious initially that this and the Simmy albums were dropping in fall/winter and then I realized in South Africa it's spring/summer - the perfect time for these records.

octobeard, Monday, 16 November 2020 01:13 (ten months ago) link

Good god Emakhaya is so gorgeous. Sun-el really has that magic touch as a producer. I cannot wait for his to drop soon. Gonna be really really nice to have some of his warmth for this cold and dark winter.

octobeard, Monday, 16 November 2020 01:22 (ten months ago) link


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