…As career deejays drop new single
By Jeoffrey Mukubi
DJ Khadafi, DJ Fisher Man and DJ Chinchilla, popularly known as the KFC deejays, have finally come out to play with the house genre in Namibia by releasing a deep house single titled Surround.
The soulful record, which features vocalist Minga, is a deep house love song. From the first listen, it clearly has all the elements of a good song, with a mix of spacious percussions, tricking the human mind into feeling euphoria of emotions. The muted bass lines, soft keyboards and ambient mixes definitely have one doubting if it is really a Namibian song.
The deejays told Confidente that house music is the predominant music genre that is most listened to in the townships and since they are from there, they felt it was right to finally produce house music for Namibians.
“We have been deejaying for over a decade and a half. It was time for us to actually make the music instead of just playing at events or parties,” said DJ Chinchilla.
He added that they have already shot a music video for Surround with undoubtedly the best videographer and music video director at the moment Undjee Reggie Zaire of Reggie Films.
According to him: “This is really just to solidify the single and make it appeal to the international market.”
The song was produced by two-time Namibian Annual Music Awards (NAMAs) winner Sam E-Lee Jones, who has certainly carved a niche for himself as the best music producer in the country. The Walvis Bay-born producer has produced records for many of Namibia’s cream of the crop, including the likes of Gazza, Teckla, Nga-I and DJ Shoza.
“He is the best in the business and if you listen to the song, you will find that the quality is outstanding.” DJ Khadafi explained. DJ Khadafi started his musical journey in 2011 by deejaying in Eveline Street at Mafelas Bar, which according to him, was the best in town at the time. DJ Fisher Man (also known as Slick Fisherman) said the song is one Namibians will surely fall in love with as they worked with the right people to bring the record to life.“We are honestly expecting people to love it with no doubt, already the song is picking up and people all over are sending us videos and well wishes, but the song is not even a week old,” DJ Fisher Man noted.
On whether the deejays plan on entering the (NAMAs), the trio replied: “Why not, we have nothing to lose so it will be fun to enter, maybe even for best single.”
The song is available on all major streaming sites, including ITunes, Deezer, Shazam and Spotify. It is also available on the namibiamusic.com website with just over 2000 plays and free downloads.
The KFC deejays also plan to release their second single in the summer and are currently working on an entire album, which is scheduled to be released only next year.
According to them, the main reason why they joined forces many years ago is because their paths would constantly cross at events and parties.
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