Dame’ is a fun, cheeky and light-hearted track about romance and was created in a late-night studio session in Berlin 3 years ago, but was put on the back burner shortly after.
El Mukuka had just travelled to Spain right before the song concept was born and was inspired to create a piece of music that fused flamenco with deep house and a spice of Afro-house too. The team also incorporated a fun Latin guitar riff that brings out a sexy summer vibe. The song, like most of Mukuka’s music, is a cultural melting pot.
In 2019 during a studio session in Zambia, El Mukuka played the track to Marocco and she fell in love with it. “We did some additional writing and decided to have the song in both English and Spanish. At almost the exact same time I was introduced to the music of the Belgium-based DJ/Producer HVMZA.
I started to play a lot of his music in my sets and we connected on social media where we began to discuss music and collaborating. I played him ‘Dame’ and we instantly clicked.
As we were developing the production, I started to test the song out on tour during most of my key sunset parties in Zambia, Uganda and South Africa at Ultra Music Festival right before the Covid-19 pandemic hit Africa. The response was great, everywhere!” explains Mukuka on how the collab came about.
El Mukuka had 3 incredible remixes done of ‘Dame’, with the ‘Paso Doble’ remix already burning up the airwaves on key radio across South Africa.
“I picked the 3 different remixers simply because they are amazing musicians and some of the biggest new talents in the Afro-house & Afro-tech scene. It’s a huge honor to have these 3 geniuses onboard. The ‘Dame’ remix pack is by far one of my strongest remix packs to date!” and Mukuka definitely has a power remix pack together for ‘Dame’.
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Paso Doble is a DJ/producer and founder Of Melomania Records (Montreal, Canada). He was born in Algeria (North Africa), Lover of Afro Deep/Soulful House Music. His story began in 2002 in Spain, where he got his first gig. He then moved to Montreal (Canada) where he’s one of the few Dj’s representing Afro House music., Living his passion body and soul.
Paso Doble plays music from famous DJs all over the world mainly, Spen, N’dinga Gaba, Carlos Mena, Ralph GUM, Black Coffee, Boddhi Satva, Little Louie Vega and many more in Montreal, United States, France, Greece, Italy & Spain. His first release was in 2010 on Cabana Records was a success. It was in the TOP 20 of Best Singles in Traxsouce [Honey EP] ‘My World’ has been played around the World.
He has released EP’s with Zano Blind Faith EP and It was a success too. Paso Doble Released Many EP’s Under Melomania Records, NuLu, Soul Sun Soul Music, Open Bar, Liberate, United Music Quantize Recordings & Ocha Records, all of the reached a prestigious top 100 Traxsource. Paso Doble became owner of his Label ”Melomania Records” in February 2011.
Argento Dust: Composed and mastered in the Durban’s underground house music scene and recognized as the country’s most underrated house producer and DJ, Argento Dust has been gradually on the rise and has materialized his ambition to become one of Africa’s greatest.
His work, which is of high-esteemed stature has resulted in him being featured by artists such as Black Coffee. Having played and performed alongside many prestigious artists and at various platforms, this pioneer that has been chosen to be amongst the Super Africans collective appears to be certain, and has no intentions of deviating from his momentum of being Africa’s next big artists.
Argento Dusts’ love to make and play music was provoked back in 2010 when he was part of a music collective known as The House Junkies. In 2018, Argento Dust collaborated with Shimza on a track titled All Alone which released in Shimza’s Ep titled ‘All lone’.
Karyendasoul: A mastermind of his own sound, he curates a well-orchestrated sound that keeps flipping on every new record. Born in 1997, Bonga Ntozini better known as Karyendasoul, is a multi-talented young DJ & Producer from Nqamakwe a small town in the Eastern Cape Province in South Africa.
2015 saw him making his debut release on Surreal Sounds Music’s “WE LIVE 4 OUR MUSIC EP” 2016 he then appeared on another digital release with Red Bull Studios Cape Town titled “We Live 4OUR Music” with a track titled “8th Brother”.
Karyendasoul also made moves by being featured on a prestige Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) compilation “Dopewax Approved : Kenny Dope & Friends” with his Afro House song “Ordinary Gatherings” The compilation also included music by House Music heavyweights such as Kenny Dope ,Josh Milan, House Syndicate, Todd Terry and Man Without A Clue.
Through his passion, hard work & dedication, Bonga kept his consistency through the young years. Around 2017 to 2018 his whole career made a huge turnaround as he secured a Superbalist feature, released the infamous “Waka EP” with Gondwana Music, Possibilities EP (Hidden Vibes Label), El Mukuka’s “Weight Of The Sun” single Remix and a collaboration effort with the international acclaimed DJ/Producer Black Coffee & Zhao (from Los Angeles – a rising super star in the making), making him one of the youngest Artists to ever work with Black Coffee in the country at age 21.
‘El Mukuka & HVMZA ft. Marocco – Dame REMIXES’ is out now across all digital platforms HERE
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