Tribe strive to keep the summer alive with another essential release for your cd wallet. ‘Out’ originally surfaced earlier this year on South African label, Katsaitis Music and first caught our ears when Ian Friday dropped..
..it at our Tribe launch party at Dex back in April this year. The track has since become a Tribe anthem, so we sort to find out who these talented producers were and now four months on we are very happy to release it for the world and let others experience what amazing music these guys are serving up! Shana is a band made up of three guys from KZN now based in Gauteng, South Africa. Black Coffee (Soulisitic Music) from Durban who is now a household name over here in Europe, Mnqobi Mdabe (Shota Music and Thandukwazi Demor Sikhosana (Demor Music) make up the group. The guys met at Technikon Natal Durban while studying music and formed this magnificent band back in 1997. A shared passion for music led to an instant understanding, even though they came from widely different backgrounds. The combination has proved to be an excellent one, each musician bringing a special talent to a group. While sharing a love of African sounds, House, Kwaito and R&B, The band fuses traditional melodies, modern house beats with an incredible Zulu chat and have come up with an afro-house monster produced and mixed to great effect by Andy X and DJ Christos. Shana have already enjoyed success recently in Europe with their infamous ‘Intliziyo’ track that Franck Roger remixed and put out on Realtone Records a few years ago. Also, ‘Uyangichomela’ was picked up by Ralf Gum’s GoGo music imprint last year and went onto become a popular track with djs in the house scene. Also featured in the package is a useful instrumental, dub and some beats that you can work really effectively in peak time sets. The track is already a favourite with the likes of Ian Friday, Timmy Regisford and Greg Gauthier so make sure you pick this one up before the summer is out! For more info on Shana visit:- http://www.myspace.com/realshana or http://www.katsaitismusic.co.za WRITING & PRODCUTION: Shana 'Out' is under exclusive license from Katsaitis Music in South Africa Produced By Andy X and Dj Christos Music - A.Xolo- C.Katsaitis Lyrics- A.Sikhosana-M. Mdabe-N,Maphumulo Published by Katsaitis Music - Demor Music-Xolo Music-Shota Music and Soulistic Music Mixed by Dj Christos @ Katsaitis Music Johannesburg South Africa Some quotes so far from our dj friends across the globe.. Ian Friday (Tea Party Music, NYC) - I have been playing this tune for awhile now and it is a big Libation tune! An undeniably hypnotic dance floor stomper. Tribe brings another heater to the mix Master Kev (Underground Collective, NYC) - Another smoker from the TRIBE camp! Will definitely be rockin this hard! Carlos Mena (Ocha/Yoruba Records) - Love the bounce, this will definitely get some spins. Tyrone Francis (Blak-n-Yello) - Loving this guys.. Straight in the wallet! Abicah Soul (Objektivity, Chicago) - Oh this is very nice love the drumz great release..got my support. Ralf Gum (GoGo Music, Germany) - Of course I support my South African brothers. The lovely Out is in my radio-show this week. Fabio Genito (Vega Records) - Nice Weapon! Jose Carretas (Tribe) - Loving the shana track it's dope CJ Mackintosh (Various) - Really like this but gonna stick with the dub. Playing and supporting. The Layabouts (Various) - Absolutely slammin.. Vocal mix for us – loving the tracks coming out from Tribe at the minute! Afro-house pressure! DJ Pope (Poji Records, Baltimore) - Shana has my support