Sunclock Records boss, DJ Vivona, reveals his first release for 2021 by way of a stunning new collaboration with South Africa’s favourite songbird, Toshi. Ndiyagodola (meaning “I’m cold”), is a heartfelt plea for help and kindness, where Toshi’s enchanting tones atmospherically pirouette over a melancholy drenched soundscape made up of emotive keys, tension filled electronica, powerful bass stabs and hypnotic afrotech rhythms.
Sicilian producer DJ Vivona has been a stalwart on the music scene for a number of years, running his successful Sunclock label, known for its contemporary Afro, Deep and house output with artists such as Enoo Napa, Pablo Fierro, Mario Bianco, Radyon, Dazzle Drums and many more. Some of his own productions for the label feature acclaimed vocalists such as Lisa Shaw and Joi Cardwell.
Vivona’s profile recently rocketed after he remixed legendary King Street Sounds tracks from Kerri Chandler, Dennis Ferrer, Tiger Stripes, Mood II Swing and Barbara Tucker. His original productions on King Street Sounds have also been remixed by greats such as Frankie Knuckles and Eric Kupper aka Director’s Cut, Joeski, Basti Grub, Gene Farris, Dino Lenny, Vince Watson and Rocco. DJ Vivona’s recent releases include the hugely acclaimed single with NYC’s Monique Bingham, ‘Over Him, Under Him’ (Sunclock), ‘Waiting For You’ on Crystal Waters’ IAH Records, and to finish 2020 in style a new collaboration with Rahjwanti on ’Scared To The Fall’ (Sunclock).
Cape Town’s Toshi Tikolo is one of the leading voices on the Afro House scene. Her distinctive tones have graced some of the biggest tracks the genre has seen in recent years, including Buya with Blackcoffee and Ngeke with Armonica including the massive remix from Andhim. She released her debut album Ubuhle Bendalo in 2016 and collaborative album Life Music with Timmy Regisford in 2019. In addition, Toshi has worked with some heavyweight producer names including David Morales, Stones & Bones, Afro Warriors, Saint Evo, DJ Kabila, Lemon & Herb and many more, alongside her solo tracks.
‘Ndiyagodola’ Will Be Released On Traxsource Promo January 28th / Full Release February 11th 2021 On Sunclock Records