Defined House, Kalawa strikes deal

DEFINED House, a Bulawayo-based rising house music outfit has clinched a deal with South Africa’s illustrious house music stables Kalawa Jazmee Records.

DIVINE DUBE
Own Correspondent

The music outfit’s marketing manager Nkosi Masuku confirmed the development in a statement seen by Southern Eye Lifestyle.

“Defined House based in Bulawayo has officially entered into an agreement to work with DJ Pepsi.

“DJ Pepsi was impressed by our 10-minute performance at last year’s Kalawa Homecoming Festival,” reads the statement.

“We will be working with DJ Pepsi on his upcoming album to be released later on during the year. DJ Pepsi will also assist us with the production of our debut album which is also due for release later this year.

“Teaming up with DJ Pepsi is already proving to be a great move as he is introducing and connecting us with the right people in the global music industry such as, Bruce “Dope” Sebitlo who is a Kalawa Jazmee Records sound engineer involved in the production of many hits by the legendary Brothers of Peace which he and Oskido formed as well as many other hits released by Kalawa Jazmee Records.”

The Bulawayo-based house outfit stole the hearts and soul of the South Africa celebrated music gurus during its 10 minutes performance at the Kalawa Home Coming Shows held in the City of Kings and Queens in December last year.

Fronted by charismatic and extroverted upcoming house music starlet Qeqeshiwe Mntambo, the group unleashed a sterling performance before the Kalawa crew with their singles Hlanyis’ Umoya and Phuma Kum’ leaving the Southern African visitors mesmerised.

That was the birth of a mutually beneficial relationship between the Kalawa crew and Defined House which will see Kalawa disc-jockey Nkululeko “Pepsi” Mdlongwa — brother to Oscar “Oskido” Mdlongwa collaborating with the Bulawayo group on his upcoming album.

Defined House which was established last year comprises 20 members including terrific vocalists such as Sithelo Matshaza Siremwe, Farai Mugada and Mntambo while it boasts of talent producers Blessfamous, Kyrptic Soul and George Verdaman.

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