Black Motion are easily one of the greatest dance acts out of South Africa right now and after months of waiting, the duo has finally dropped their brand-new album ‘Moya Wa Taola’. With hits like ‘Joy Joy’ and a handful of exciting collaborations, Black Motion, comprised of Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane and Bongani “Murdah” Mohosana, has released another exciting dance record.
The album presents a musical and narrative journey, inspired by a consciousness not frequently observed in South African—or even global—electronic music. It also richly delivers on Black Motion’s purpose to make music that mirrors the journey of a traditional healer—in this instance, reflecting the essence of the healer’s calling to throw the bones and “read” what the ancestors are saying.
“Moya Wa Taola represents a body of work that is guided by the spirit of the bones. We travel a lot and create by drawing inspiration from all life experiences and in particular how people are affected by communities and their social standing,” says Murdah of the duo’s fifth record.
Black Motion are known for their eclectic approach to collaborations and the tracks on this album further solidifies the statement. Alongside Mafikizolo, Brenden Praise, MissP, Uhuru and Lady X, there’s Nokwazi, J.Logic and Cacharel, Caiiro, Tabia, Culoe De Song, Uhuru and more.
The album shot to number one on the local iTunes chart on the day of release beating out the highly-anticipated release of ‘Trench’ from global rock legends Twenty One Pilots proving that Black Motion truly do speak to the nation through their music.
‘Moya Wa Taola’ is available in store and on your favourite digital music platform now.
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