Samthing Soweto releases a new EP entitled Danko! (“Danko” is Amapiano slang for “thank you”). Hitmaker De Mthuda leads the production while Entity Musiq contributes to one track, the two of them amongst a troupe of collaborators like Njelic, Alie-Keys, MalumNator and Da Musiqal Chef. With the first single Weekend already charting, fans will surely luxuriate in other fine selections, such as Chomi and Tilili.
Packaged into a new sizzling summer EP, Danko! includes a truly unique choral interpretation of the Amapiano hits from Isphithiphithi, performed in an original and heart-warming collaboration with the pride of Soweto, Mzansi Youth Choir, for those fans with a habitual discernment in their music tastes. Re-imagined in an inimitable way as a nod to his career beginnings as an a capella star with one of South Africa’s supergroups, The Soil, The Danko! Medley is a groundbreaking, genre-bending fusion of Amapiano with choral arrangements, eliciting quite a hedonic thrill.
“The Mzansi Youth Choir performed an own rendition of “Akulaleki”, and it gained traction on social media. I came across it and I really liked how they sounded. I was also impressed by the fact that here was a group of young people, who can interpret popular music in a different way, yet so beautifully. So, I reached out to them and after a few rehearsals of the new song arrangements, we recorded “The Danko! Medley”. The medley is eponymous with my new EP. “Danko” is Amapiano slang for “thank you”, and this record is exactly that; a tilting of the brim of my hat to a South African genre that has firmly positioned itself on the music mainstream, and one that has made it possible for my music to be more pervasive than before.” – Samthing Soweto
If new music was not enough, the fans are treated to a special live recording of The Danko! Medley exhibiting the iconic choral collaboration, available exclusively on Apple Music for its first week of release – following which fans will be able to view it on demand on all online visual platforms.
Danko! EP Is Available Here