Impi is an afro tribal offering that finds its roots on the world wide web. It is yet another prime illustration of how great talents can be brought together through music in boundless ways. The offering sees dj and producer Fang Darhythm collaborate with music producer Pex Africah, keyboard player More Soul and afro tribal vocalist, Lizwi.
The project begun with the undeniable groove created by Pex Africah, Fang recalls, “Pex Africah posted the drum of the song on instastories with the caption – “I don’t know what to do anymore” and I replied to the story, telling him to leave it as it is and send it over”. Fang then reached out to Lizwi suggesting that she collaborates with the producers, offering her powerful vocal prowess to reinforce the message in the music. Lizwi wrote the lyrics and effortlessly recorded the vocals to the music. Bambelela which can be loosely interpreted as ‘we are running a race to success, it’s not an easy one but hang in there. We are fighting a good fight of prosperity, hang in there don’t give up, all the effort you put in now, will determine your success’, to give you a synopsis of the song. Fang was also instrumental in arranging mutual friend and musician More Soul to play keys on the song. More Soul joins this collaborative foray with timeless melodies.
Fang Darhythm continues to immerse himself into novel creative exploits and building on the momentum of his first single titled Life Just Started featuring Oscar Toorn, Fang cues the latest offering taken off his music imprint, “Impi is the second track to be released on my record label FD Records, and I’m excited about this release”. Lizwi with Influences by the likes of the late great Busi Mhlongo, this Afro tribal singer and songwriter draws inspiration from her Zulu ancestral background, uniquely infusing African acoustics and dance music to create her distinctive Afro Tribal sound. A recent South African Dance Music nominee, Lizwi is no stranger to the local dance music scene, having worked with groundbreakers Cuebur, Enoo Napa and Kususa amongst others.
Pex Africah, a Soweto born producer and dj widely regarded for his tribal and afro sound is currently signed under Kalawa Jazmee Records. Pex Africah has produced music for Kwaito mainstays Professor, Kabelo Mabalane, Oskido and Mandla Spikiri. Together with Dj Micks last year released a debut album titled Kalawa Jazmee Dance. Pex is responsible for club bangers such as Samatapayapa and I wanna featuring dance music queen Busiswa.
Impi Is Available Here