MUZI’S LATEST SINGLE IS A SONIC ODE TO OLD SCHOOL KWAITO AND FEATURES EXCITING, UPCOMING DUO, THE TEMPLE
Following the release of the globally acclaimed, Interblaktic single, MUZI returns with a salute to the South African kwaito of old in Need Dat featuring The Temple. Dropping worldwide on Thursday, 3 June accompanied by another Clout Killed the Kids directed music video, the distinctly South African track is geared to get those young and old, reminiscing on the dance floor.
Over the past five years Muzi has been redefining the musical landscape of modern South Africa, while simultaneously having a global impact. Channeling the rich, and until recently overlooked, house music history of South Africa with the Zulu traditions of his childhood, the country’s Bubblegum era and local genres like Maskandi, Kwaito and Isicathamiya, Muzi is making music that is universally danceable but with a rich sense of place.
Muzi’s path has seen him evolve from bedroom beat producer, to DJ, to now a fully fledged performer and vocalist. A boundless and exuberantly joyful artist, Muzi has wowed crowds on tastemaking stages around the world and is confident enough in his own vision to design his own clothing and artwork, direct his own videos, and collaborate with artists ranging from Kaytranada and Chris Martin, while earning co-signs from Stormzy and Damon Albarn.
His upcoming album, INTERBLAKTIC is Muzi re-shaping this moment, a rejection of the solitude and loneliness of the past year, it’s music to heal and uplift, music to dance and smile too. It’s a transformative journey that we could all do with taking right now.