Time flies when you’re Black Motion and having fun! The award winning house duo, Black Motion, celebrate 10 years of music and officially close the last chapter with the release of their much awaited album, The Healers which is available now worldwide.
Following the narrative crafted from the duo’s first release which they likened to taking the path of initiation as traditional healers – beginning with Talking to the Drums where they heed the call to music, followed by the underwater ritual with Aquarian Drums that led to them becoming Fortune Tellers that make an offering and give thanks to the Ancestors through Ya Badimo and being guided by the spirit of the bones in Moya Wa Taola – the duo has finally matured and reached the final chapter where they are now The Healers. At 41 tracks the album comprises features from some of the most notable names including Sun-El Musician, King Monada, Ihashi Elimhlophe, Ami Faku, Samthing Soweto, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa.
“The title of the album ‘The Healers’ actually partially came from our fans. We were thinking long and hard about the title of the album because it had to be in line with the rest of the albums that we released. With all the travelling that we have done, the one thing that we always heard from our fans was that our music and/or performances healed them. The journey that we have been through has also healed us, so we felt this title would be fitting.” – Black Motion
This celebration will be amplified through an exclusive documentary filmed in partnership with Red Bull, to be launched in September 2020. The project will be followed by a unique live performance and a new album The Healers. The documentary, produced by Red Bull and Spirit Motion, Black Motion’s own record label, takes an in-depth look into Black Motion’s inspiring journey in the music industry, focusing on key moments that have defined their career. Black Motion’s influences range from world music to local afro beats with a fusion of traditional elements that fans have come to expect of the duo. The documentary will also take a summative look into the duo’s lives covering their fashion, friendships with other influential artists, family and hosting their own events early in their career.
Black Motion’s studio has a story of its own; from their humble kasi studio based in Soshanguve which recorded the likes of Black Coffee, to their current studio in Centurion, South Africa which has seen artists such as Sho Madjozi, Kabza Da Small, Samthing Soweto and many more perform and record in it. The award-winning duo are no strangers to collaborations as they will also speak about their work with established artists and choosing to work alongside and mentor upcoming artists such as Dr Moruti, Ms P, Brendan Praise and more. Coinciding with the release of the documentary, Black Motion fans will be treated to a live performance at Three Rondavels in Mpumalanga, South Africa that will be recorded and released by Red Bull.
‘The Healers’ Is Available Here