31 May 2021by Jarrad Treger
Darque – Uthando (Shimza Remix)
On the 14th of May, 2021, collaborators and leading Afro House artists, Darque, Zakes Bantwini and Shimza come together once again as Shimza gives Darque’s single, ‘Uthando’ a more energetic afro-tech remix and uses the full potential of Zakes Bantwini’s amazing vernacular vocals. This is coming after recent success of the original that has received wide recognition for it’s forward thinking Afro appeal and their single, ‘Kethiwe’.
Shimza having recently launched his own label ‘Kunye’ and a forthcoming release on Luciano’s ‘Cadenza’ is a household name in Africa with his well known and sold out One-Man Shows, The Lockdown House Party is back yet again with a remix that will see him follow up the success of his massive platinum hit with Prince Kaybee, Black Motion and Ami Faku with their track, ‘Uwrongo’, that found it’s way into Barak Obama’s top 20 and achieved massive local and international success.
Darque’s ascent to fame came easily with his continuous pursuit of perfection in the studio as well as on the stage. With features from global stars such as Kaylow, Robert Owens, Sun Singleton, Black Coffee, and his recent album, ‘REE’s’, featuring the hit single with the masterful vocals of Zakes Bantwini, he has continued to hold his ground on the sound that enthrals him and continues to impress with his never-ending progression of releases that sees him going from strength to strength.
With collaborations with international superstar, Black Coffee, on the single, ‘Juju’, that achieved international success as well as the success of his full length albums, The Fake Book and Real Book: My Music Bible’ that was nominated for the Best Dance Album Category at the 20th SAMA Awards and his album, ‘Love, Light & Music’ that won the Metro FM Awards for the Best Male Award as well as winning the Chanel O Awards, ‘Video of the Year’, Zakes Bantwini’s vocal talent is undeniable and has been proven yet again with his hautning vernacular vocals on, ‘Uthando’.