Tate Buti and PDK IN SEASONAL RELEASES

By Selma Kaulinge
December 2011/January 2012
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One of the pre-eminent Namibian vocalists and innovators of our time and the founder of the original “Kwiku” music, Tate Buti’s electrifying presence is felt in this 16-track master-piece, which features, Tunakie, The Dogg, PDK, 4X4 and Chimbwetu.

Now driving a BMW X5 among his fleet of cars, which once included a Dodge Calibre, Tate Buti shows us how all the joys of his life and art intermingle in his truck, ‘Kastoma Seves’. The core ingredient, as the title suggests is “fun”.

In this album, Tate Buti masters his forays into fusions with international sounds — hip hop, rhumba and kwaito.

The opening track, ‘Take me away’ revamps his classic sound with a lush, acoustic mix in line with his traditional kwiku beat.

The title of the CD sounds synonymous to the vodka cider drink, ‘Storm’ and the album is nothing less than capable of tuning and whirling December partiers to get down on all fours to Buti’s kwiku beat.

The title track is already a hit on Omuluunga Radio and is no different for yester-year’s national anthem, ‘Eke Wali 4 Call’. The only difference is the massage and a quicker beat. So if you decide on pinning Buti, get him on the title track, otherwise, the album has no bleach. But do so at your own peril as this is a typical song that fans will decide where to put.

“This time of the year, people are happy and in a cheerful mood and my music is the icing on the cake to this cheerfulness,” a very jolly Tate Buti describes his album.

Tate Buti says, with this album, he wanted to expose some new talent in the Nam music industry, thus he mostly worked with artists that are not yet established but have great talent. The likes of Star who features on the song ‘Sorry’ and ‘Tukwafela’, Selly who partnered with Tuyeimo on ‘I will be with you’; a sure radio favourite, as well as Om’tics Bobolisha who did ‘Ohula’.

After the success of ‘Lungwa Lungwa’, Tate Buti again teams up with The Dogg and Chimbwetu in ‘Ushaka Shaka’; a fast and frothy groove. There is something peculiar about The Dogg and kwiku while Chimbwetu needs no introduction. One would imagine this will become a firm favourite in the rockin’ clubs of all sleepy town across the country and rightly so.

‘Give it 2 me’; a hook-laden pop rumba, brings out Buti’s vocal trademark, that razor-edged, keening croon that nobody else in the local music pantheon can touch. It is spiced up by 4X4 doing all the donkey work.

Some of the producers that worked on ‘Kastoma Seves’ include Solani, K-Bozz, Pedrito as well as new kid on the block; DJ Nampala who hails from Walvis Bay.

Besides, his vocal cry and ever-surprising cover outfits, Tate Buti has come up with an album that manages to mix the old with the new and keep it sounding fresh and dirty at the same time. Only his fans would know the definition of his dirtiness.

Logging in at just around 60minutes, the CD is complete with pulsating rhythms, exotic percussion, hypnotic string accents and amazing low end groove. ‘Kastoma Seves’ is for anyone in need of real service, real musical service.

PDK – MOKO

The PDK boys are back with a bang with their new CD titled, MOKO! The CD is their sixth contribution to the music industry and just like their previous hit CDs, MOKO is sure to not disappoint.

The CD, which has 19 tracks, is jam packed with hit songs. The introduction song, ‘Ondeya Natango’ encompasses a mellow beat with smooth vocals. The title track, MOKO is a fast tempo number, which is sure to get people up and dancing. ‘Naakuwe’, which features the ever flamboyant Killa B, is a perfect kick-starter to any party.

The CD shows the growth of the group since they first appeared on the music scene as each member of the group brings a unique flavour, which all come together to make up the distinct PDK sound.

Some of the artists featured on the CD include Shyman on the track ‘I believe’, Young Cash on ‘Pombanda’ as well as the king of kwiku Tate Buti on a track that ushers in the New Year called ‘2012’. PF