Sushi King Kunene releases hot House compilation
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Artist: Kenny Kunene
Album: Joburg-Cape Town
I never saw this one coming from businessman, club owner and reality show star Kenny Kunene, who never ceases to amaze. Capitalising on the dominance of kwaai-house music, Kunene, a former deejay, has decided to do a house compilation.
This club mix album called ZAR Sushi Mix (how original) is a double disc featuring some of the wellknown local artists such as Infinite Boys, Bekzin Terris, DJ Kent, Big Nuz and L'vovo. It also features the song Amathousand, where Kunene is weak on vocals.
Standout tracks are Tlanga (a tribal beats and soulful Shangaan vocals), Amathousand featuring Durban kwaito heavyweights L'vovo, Big Nuz and the sushi man himself.
It is a typical kwaito track about money, women and expensive cars. My favourite track is Tell Me by DJ Kent. This club hit has all the elements to dance along to. - Classic Mashiloane
Artist: Jill Scott
Album: Crates Remix Fundamentals, Volume 1 (Spring Summer Feeeling)
Genre: Neo-Soul House
Scott's best known hits such as Golden, Slowly Surely and A Long Walk have been remixed with upbeat sounds for a groovy summer house mix.
The Crates Remix Fundamentals is part of a compilation trilogy by the singer's former label, Hidden Beach, with the help of the industry's top producers including DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kyle West and Ron Trent.
The album gives listeners a great fusion of sounds from African drums to funky old-school beats combined with her smooth R&B voice on tracks like Can't Explain and Spring Summer Feeling.
The 11-track album will definitely appeal to house music fans who are looking for something a bit different but the majority of these mixes could not possibly be substituted for the originals. - Gezzy Sibisi
Artist: Crazy White Boy
Crazy White Boy is a Cape Town duo made up of Ryan Murgatroyd and Konstantinos "Kosta" Karatamoglou. Ghetto Tech is what they call their sound, which is a mixture of house and kwaito grooves.
The group was formed in 2008 when Ryan, a lecturer at the Soul Candi Institute of Music, met Kosta, who was a student who produced killer demos that were too crazy for a white guy - hence the name Crazy White Boy.
Their single Love you Better, which features Ruegroove, was nominated for Record of the Year at last year's Sama's.
The title track, Zoma, featuring Nonku on lyrics, is doing very well.
Other hits that will get people to the dance floor include What You Do To Me and Twilight that has Tasha Baxter on vocals. - Gezzy Sibisi