Hunky D keeps swing­ing and rais­ing the bar

Lesotho Times - - Entertainment - Mo­halenyane Phakela

With his lat­est sin­gle, K Keep swing­ing, al­ready caus­ing a b buzz on lo­cal ra­dio sta­tions, house­house-mu­sic ex­po­nent and dee­jay, Hu Hunky D( pic­tured), has vowed to k keep rais­ing the bar higher.

the Mookoli-born artiste fo forms part of en­ter­tain­ment ou out­fit Mind­set Mu­sic, which pla played host to swazi­land’s DJ pe peace when he was launch­ing his al­bum last year.

Hunky D joined the en en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try in 2 2011 af­ter draw­ing in­spi­rat in­spi­ra­tion from south african heavy­hea weights DJ Fresh and Oskido. Like most deej dee­jays, Hunky learned his c craft us­ing a com­puter, but has since be­come very ve ver­sa­tile, pro­duc pro­duc­ing dif­fer­ent sub-gen­res of house-mu­sic such as deep, com­mer­cial and elec­tro. Hunky D’s hard work landed him a slot on pop­u­lar disc-spin­ner, sir sch­aba’s award-win­ning com­pi­la­tion, Opu­lance vol 1, where his track, Got My Eye On You, was fea­tured.

Keep Swing­ing is Hunky D’s first sin­gle of his up­com­ing sopho­more five-track solo project called Com­pos­i­tive ep set to drop on 1 septem­ber and of­fi­cially launched with a mas­sive bash at Khu­bet­soana joint 4Fordy on 2 Oc­to­ber.

this sin­gle, which has kept house-heads’ ears glued to ra­dio sta­tions, in­tro­duces up­com­ing song­bird, Retha­bile pitso, on vo­cals. ac­cord­ing to the two, the track, apart from mak­ing peo­ple dance, is meant to mo­ti­vate house-lovers not to de­spair but keep swing­ing un­til some­thing pos­i­tive hap­pens when chas­ing their dreams.

the hum­bled Miss pitso told the Week­ender this was the first time she was singing pro­fes­sion­ally and with the re­cep­tion she has re­ceived, says she sees it as the birth of her singing ca­reer.

On his part, Hunky D said he fell in love with pitso’s voice when they first met through a mu­tual friend. His mis­sion is to set a bench­mark of house-pro­duc­tion in Le­sotho, Hunky D added.

“My in­ten­tion is to build Hunky D as a brand that will dis­perse to all the four cor­ners of the world as house-mu­sic is a univer­sal lan­guage.

“the ep will be a bliss of soul­ful deep house-tracks, fea­tur­ing four song­birds Linkeng, Retha­bile, Mimi G and Betty from the United King­dom. i met Betty on so­cial me­dia (twit­ter) and it was through our con­ver­sa­tion that i re­alised we both liked mu­sic which led to the record­ing of the track sa­muel, ex­chang­ing files through the in­ter­net un­til the project was com­plete.”

Hunky D also said he was look­ing for­ward to more in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tions, adding his dream was to work with in­ter­na­tional pro­duc­ers such as Da Capo, Qu­bic DJ and Charma Muzik among oth­ers.

“i will per­form all my com­po­si­tions at the launch along­side a live band, and that will hope­fully be fol­lowed by a na­tional tour be­fore i fo­cus on the for­eign mar­ket,” he said.

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