East Africa: Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small) and TRESOR have just released “Fola Sade”— their second single and video off their upcoming collaborative album titled ‘Rumble in the Jungle’. The album available right now for pre-add via Platoon is set for release this April.
Ahead of the release TRESOR said, “I love the Nigerian female name Fola Sade. I am also a big fan of singer and fashion icon Sade,” adding, “This song was inspired by the ‘70s and ‘80s era and the nightlife of vibrant African cities like Lagos and Kinshasa. They really made a way for most of the great pop culture moments happening today in music and fashion. This song celebrates the pride, the unapologetic youth and the fashion of that era. We also celebrate the beauty of African women.”
Watch “Fola Sade” Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFu_4bhsqkY
‘Rumble in the Jungle’ 14-track anthemic amapiano experience album from the celebrated kings of amapiano will be made even more unique by the addition of Afro-pop maverick and entrepreneur, TRESOR. Renowned for his distinct sound, TRESOR is a multi-platinum selling artist and three-time award winner for Best Pop Album at the South Africa Music Awards (SAMAs). His distinct vocal timbre has earned him a legion of fans worldwide.
TRESOR’s uplifting vocals elevate Maphorisa and De Small’s compositions, that blend amapiano and Afro-house to create a sound that is groove-inducing on an album that is destined for chart domination.
Maphorisa says, “Collaborating with TRESOR is dope, the guy has a different vibe and brings a different texture, culture and taste… He is from the DRC so he is bringing Swahili, French, Lingala and a little bit of Zulu. For me it’s like we are just expanding the amapiano wave so other people can reach it and we can grow the music.”
With their first single off ‘Rumble in The Jungle’, “Funu” released in December, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small cemented their status as South Africa’s premiere DJs by fully integrating amapiano into the mainstream and by doing so, further spearheaded the culture.
Watch “Funu” Music Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2rtYA4Iy1f0