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Story by: Motsieng Mooketsi
Jouberton: Dj Zimosoul real name Mpho Gift Zukelwa, is a producer, Tracksource artist, a businessman and has just become the new marketing manager at Marula Lounge in the Klerksdorp city centre.
He has a notable track record in Klerksdorp’s music industry. Having made a name for himself in a Jazz band called “Ziyaduma Jazz Band” from Jouberton.
On the 1st of February Zimosoul released a new a single called “Tenderera”, which was remixed by Stagz Jazz Records from Pretoria, The remix is a follow up of his last hit “Tendarera” that was released in 2017, the song has a music video on Youtube and is available on all digital music platforms.
Tenderare is a shona word which means “Turnaround” the vocalist on the song is “Phenious Phiri”, Zimosoul worked with “Tshepo Sithole” on the production of this hit. This song earned them international status and exposure to a New York based record company.
The track was set to be remixed by Doc Gomez of Merecumbe recordings which is based in New York, Zimosoul is signed under that record company, Gomez is a renowned Afro house producer who has worked with a string of South African Djs and Producers like Ndinga Gaba, Black Coffee and others .
According to Zimosoul the song is beautiful and soulful, and already it has made it’s way on various Dj mixes across South Africa, Ceega Wa Meropa and Knight SA are some of the Djs that have added the song on their mixes and many other international Djs.
Another song that I “The editor” had the opportunity to listen to, is due for release between March and April. This time they have featured a young women from Alabama called “Faith Julia Bothma” and it’s called “Unsaid” the song was recorded in Jouberton at Ext 24.
Currently Zimosoul is working on a bigger project which is to release a full afro house album due for release in 2020, he will be working with local talent, he says “Me and Tshepo Sithole we are working on another project that is to help local artists, we have realised that many talented people are afraid to take a risk despite the talent they have, therefore we are going to assist in giving a platform to all these artists, be it with mentoring, studio time, production and recording”.
Dj Zimosoul gave a hint of a much bigger event which will take place in the city very soon, the event will also be a platform to launch the “Unsaid” song which will be a second release for him this year.