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Black Motion to release new album on Friday

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Black Motion to release new album on Friday

The long-awaited fifth studio album from the award-winning duo is due for release this coming Friday, 28 September 2018.

Award-winning dance duo Black Motion has taken to social media to announce the release date of their upcoming album Moya Wa Taola. The duo’s fifth album will be released this coming Friday, 28 September 2018.

Black Motion has fast become a household name since their inception in 2010, and the release of their hit single ‘Banane Mavoko’, which features the late Jah Rich. The song went on to be included in Oskido’s 10th Commandment compilation album, as well as on a Tribe Records release in the United Kingdom.

The duo’s distinct African sound is what has gained them much traction over the years, and they admit that their goal was not to make House music in general, but rather to produce authentically South African music that represents the diversity of our people.

In an interview with Billboard magazine on Thursday, 03 August 2017, the duo commented:

“Our use of traditional drums in our music is what identifies us as Black Motion. Our connection with live drumming has in many ways defined us musically. We grew up in Soshanguve in the 90s when House was beginning to explode. The difference between us and the other producers back then though, was that whilst they wanted to replicate what they were hearing, we wanted to make it our own.”

“We’ve never wanted to make House music, we’ve only ever wanted to make South African House music. Part of the way we’ve done that is via our use of our languages. South Africa has 11 official languages. All over the world you hear deep, tribal and acid House, and you wouldn’t be able to tell where it’s from but we wanted to find a way to make our sound identifiable,” the duo added.

They have already released the first single from the upcoming album called Joy Joy, which features Brenden Praise of Idols SA fame.

Sanelisiwe Nkosi
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