So far, a lot of the focus on the underground Singeli scene has centred on Sisso Studios and the nearby Pamoja Records. At the helm of the latter is Tanzanian DJ and Producer DJ DUKE. Over the last few years, DUKE has carved out a separate path with a new style he calls ‘Hip Hop Singeli’ which he showcases on his forthcoming LP.
It’s rare that a club track can evoke sunshine, but ‘Duke 4’ is the most vibrant sound we’ve heard this year.
The full LP, ‘Uingizaji Hewa’, drops on March 08 via Uganda’s Nyege Nyege Tapes.