30 Aug South African House Music Videos: Mafikizolo ft. Uhuru, Umlilo ft. Kyla Phil, Bucie, and More
DJ Zinhle ft. Busiswa – “My Name is”
To put it quite simply: some queen bee shit in the house.
DJ Mahoota vs Vetkuk ft. Thebe – “Masella”
Admittedly, I tried to pass by this music video time and time again but it kept resurfacing in my universe. It’s a good music video for unlikely reasons, primarily centered around how bizarre its use of green screen is. My favorite scene is the semi-lethargic beauty pageant towards the middle of the track, and I find great amusement in how unrefined some of the dance moves are compared to those in most South African music videos. The glitter backgrounds certainly help, as well.
Solange – “Losing You” (Terrible Records)
Lastly, an older track that is not exactly South African… but I just wanted to mention Solange’s 2012 music video for “Losing You”, which was directed by Melina Matsoukas and features high fashion from the Le Sapeurs subculture, which is absolutely fascinating. I would recommend a thorough read on them at Sabotage Times as well as a purchase of Gentleman of Bacongo by Daniele Tamagni, which was the original inspiration for Solange’s music video.
As Solange recalls to Pitchfork: