Talking to the drums of Black Motion

Black Motion is South African Dance Music duo, best known for their percussion driven electronic dance music productions and energetic performance routines. The duo was formed in 2009 and it is made up of Bongani Mohosana and Thabo Mabogwane.

The duo entered the South African dance music scene by having their productions featured on House Music compilations. These included tracks such as “Bhana Shilolo” which was featured on DJ Tokzen’s compilation album, “Set Me Free” featured on DJ QT’s album, as well “Banane Mavoko” which was featured on DJ Oskido’s album. “Banane Mavoko” would later become a breakthrough single for the duo and would feature in their debut double CD album “Talking To The Drum”, which was released in 2011.

The song was so big that Dj Oskido licensed the song for his compilation CD Oskido’s 10th Commandment. TRIBE RECORDS UK came along and signed the song for international digital release. NULU Records followed suit by signing “Mumi Wango” which features Soulflow on vocals and saw the song being remixed by the world most respected house music producers like Manoo, Antonello Coghe & Rancido

Ocha Records Mzansi thought they won’t be left behind and they signed one of the biggest songs of 2011 “Set Me Free” which features Xoli M on vocal. This package contained other heavyweights remixes from the likes of Master Kev & Tony Loreto, Bang the Drum (Jihad Mahumed), Ezel, Dj Qness and Black People.

The group signed a licensing deal with Kalawa Jazzmee Records in 2011 which saw them releasing their first double CD album titled “Talking to the Drums”. This album comprises of hit songs like “Kakaramba” featuring. Celimpilo, “Dimesions” featuring. Lando and “Father to be” which gave birth to the energetic Dr. Malinga who is now signed to his record label Lingas Entertainments among others.

2011 was so big for the duo as they went on to do remixes for Dj Qness, Black Coffee and Djeff.

Black Motion’s other achievements came after the release of their third studio album in 2014, the “Fortune Teller” was certified gold status in its first 49 days and winning a 2015 South African Music Award for Best Dance album. Judging from their experiences travelling the world playing their drums, it is the reason even today that their music quality is out of this world. Every time they get into the studio, they produce fireworks; that can be said based on their projects.

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