Respek – Khuli Chana ft. DJ Buckz & Howard
One thing that always fascinates me about Khuli’s music is the musicality of it (is that even a thing?) What I mean is, it’s never just a bunch of 808’s and snares and kicks but it’s really the whole package with him. The music stays relevant but they still manage to fuse the melodies & instruments in such a cool & funky way. Alas, to this very day I still hate that I can’t understand tswana, which makes me feel excluded to some extent from really interacting with the music the way I’d like to. That though, is just my own personal grievance, the fact is his music truly knows no boundaries as they say. Africa clearly loves him, with a solid track record of awards & recognition to show for it.
Anyway, the single is called ‘respek’ and samples Angelique Kidjo’s classic record ‘Agolo’ (proud African moment) which most 90’s kids will know, as well as Marvin Gaye’s ‘Sexual Healing’. In his own words, “Respek is a song created to take people on a trip down memory lane. Inspired by Angelique Kidjo, Marvin Gaye, Adeva & greatest rapper of all time Notorious B.I.G”. I think this one will do some serious rounds and maybe get him an award or two?
For the Production Heads: “Respek” was produced by DJ Maphorisa & Izzy