Black Motion has released a new collaborative single, Xxikiwawa, which marks the hit duo’s first independent single since the release of their 2020 album, The Healers: The Last Chapter.
On Friday, 18 June 2021, Black Motion, DJ Fortee and Lady Du released their new collaborative single, Xxikiwawa, featuring Pholoso and DJ Khosto. The single came as a surprise to fans, considering that the leading afro-house duo did not share any promotional material ahead of the release of the single.
Moreover, the single marks the first independent release since the duo’s 10-year anniversary album, The Healers: The Last Chapter. However, in May 2021, the two did tease working on the single on their social media platforms, even receiving an endorsement from Diplo on Instagram.
Xxikiwawa is a single which showcases the duo’s take on what amapiano would sound like if interpreted with afro-house elements. The percussion and tempo is referential of the current dominant music sound. However, the production remains true to the signature Black Motion sound with its build of drums and a synthesised heavy bassline.
The single is available for purchase on Apple Music.
Listen to Xxikiwawa below.