July '17

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SOUL BROTHERS - Hluphekile (1991)

Soul Brothers, SBH1009
Producers: Moses Ngwenya, David Masondo & Maxwell Mngadi
Engineers: Fernando Perdigao & Neville Holmes
Recorded at: Powerhouse


The undisputed kings of mbaqanga arguably reached their peak in the 90s, with over a decade of experience and success under their belts, but still keeping old age at bay. Hluphekile is characerised by throbbing basslines and stinging synths courtesy of Black Moses Ngwenya. The title track (meaning 'troubled' or 'tormented') was released internationally on 'Jive Soweto', the fourth instalment of the popular 'Indestructible Beat of Soweto' compilation.