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Producers Robert Mahosana cognoman ‘dj’ Murdha and Thabo ‘Smol’ Mabogwane have made an energetic start to their musical union. Their hometown; Pretoria (Tshwane) – epicenter of the South African house scene – has watched in proud anticipation over the last year, as interest for the duo has amplified. Vehemently vibrating through the speakers of international music tastemakers. Their fresh ideas afford a nod of integrity to their African forbearers, heavy percussive rhythms; compliment deep house references, providing an unmistakably congruous combination.Enveloping the melodic hook of the pennywhistle, Jah Rich’s decipherable vocals provide pace to the track. A backbone of encouragement, that lifts you on to your feet. It is hard to ignore the call to be part of music from this highly engaging and uniquely nourishing performer. The recent passing of Rich lends a sad, yet poignant twist to the beautifully hypnotic and enriching sound of ‘Clap Your Hands’.
Great consideration over remixes was given, the release includes work by -Justin Imperiale, currently making big moves on the scene with an impressive array of collaborations for prominent labels and a revered show on Smoothtraxx Radio. LA producer Jose Marquez charged by the sounds of deep afro latin soul responsible for Celia Cruz, Elegua; Nina Simone, Black Bird; and Oumou Sangare – Mogo Te De Diva Bee Ye. And not forgetting Honey Combs chief aficionado Josh Milan of the legendary group Blaze, whose remix delivers an artful Afro beat arrangement in homage to Fela Kuti.The accompanying music video, directed by Justin Campos and produced by Gorilla films was filmed on location in a village in South Africa with the whole community, to great visual effect, involved.
WRITING & PRODUCTION:-
Written by: Richard Rakgwale aka Jah Rich
Produced by: Black Motion
Percussion, drum programming and keys performed by: Black MotionVocals by: Jah Rich
Tracks 6-8 – Remixes produced by Jose Marquez
Tracks 9-11 – Remixes Recorded and Mixed by Josh Milan. Sax solo by Claude Washington. All other Instruments by Josh Milan.
Tracks 11-13 – Justin Imperiale Remixes.. Remixed, Produced, Arranged & Mixed by Justin Imperiale / All instrumentation by Justin Imperiale except Flute by Joni Love / Bass Guitar by Ian Fisher / Acoustic Guitar Solo by Ian Fisher
Black Coffee (Soulistic Music, South Africa) – Nice Package….I really dig the Josh Milan approach….
Abicah Soul (Chicago) – love this. milan mix sick!!!
DJ Fresh (5fm, South Africa) – Refreshing takes on what’s already a monstrous track! well done guys
Louie Lou Gorbea (WEPA!, NYC) – Loving All Versions of this track…been playing it for a while now..Tribe is on the rise…..Everything about this track is fire….
Carlos Mena (Ocha Records) – Big Black Motion fan of course! Will rock this one for sure.
Yass (France) – Great remixes, great package!!!
Ezel (Yoruba Records) – Feeling all the mixes! will def be rocking this
Vinny Da Vinci (Metro FM, South Africa) – Feeling Justin & Josho’s mixes… BLAZING!!
Phil Asher (restless soul), UK – Love the Real Clap Mix!
Manoo (Realtone, Lyon) – great release , josh remix is amazing
Rocco (Realtone, Lyon) – As usual nice Ep release ! Jose Marquez dope mix for me Good mixes at all anyway
Jihad Muhammad (Bang The Drum, NYC) – All Star package!!!!!
Ian Friday (Libation, NYC) – loved the original and the remixes give a fresh perspective on the song