Released on the 12th of August, Mix It Up features the likes of Miraa May, M1llionz, Berwyn and Bru-C alongside BL Zero, MDU aka TRP, TO Starquality and Tumza, featuring songwriting and vocal support from Aymos and Basetsana.
Bridges for Music is a non-profit organisation, who has partnered with Nando’s UK x Mixmag to produce and develop Mix It Up supported by Amapiano powerhouse duo, Major League DJz as executive producers.
This new 4-track release marks the first release on BFM Records, an imprint built by Bridges for Music to help the sounds of Africa to the World, the debut brings together the sounds of popular UK music artists with South African Amapiano hitmakers to create chart-topping tracks from unexpected collaborators across different cultures.
The EP – which has been produced between South Africa’s Flame Studios inside Constitution Hill and Nando’s Soho recording studio in London – developed in partnership with non-profit, SA-based organisation, Bridges for Music – who
focuses on empowering young talent from under-served communities in South Africa. Bridges for Music helped to find the right SA producers and artists to feature on the tape and deliver Amapiano credibility, whilst facilitating the release and distribution through their brand new BFM Records.
Acclaimed Amapiano DJs, Major League DJz, were brought into exec produce and help the artists pair up and inspire co-collaboration across continents whilst driving the broader initiative to change lives through the connection and influence of music.
In celebration of the release of Mix It Up, Nando’s hosted a listening party at its Greenwich restaurant in London last month, with Major League Djz performing tracks off the EP. To listen please head to https://va.lnk.to/MixItUp.
Mix It Up track-list
- 1.More – Miraa May feat Basetsana, Tumza
Written and Produced by Miraa May, Tumza, Basetsana
P&C 2022 BFM Records / Recorded at Nando’s Soho studio, London https://www.instagram.com/miraa_may https://www.instagram.com/mfanawakota https://www.instagram.com/the_real_basetsana
- 2.Macala – Bru-C feat Aymos, BL Zero
Written and Produced by Bru-C, Aymos, BL Zero
P&C 2022 BFM Records / Recorded at Flame studios, Johannesburg https://www.instagram.com/m1llionz https://www.instagram.com/mduakatrp_official https://www.instagram.com/aymos_shili
- 3.Lose Control Berwyn feat Basetsana, TO Starquality Written and Produced by Berwyn, Basetsana, TO Starquality
P&C 2022 BFM Records / Recorded at Nando’s Soho studio, London https://www.instagram.com/berwynberwynberwyn/ https://www.instagram.com/to starquality https://www.instagram.com/the_real_basetsana
- 4.Ziya Khala M1llionz feat Aymos, MDUakaTRP
Written and Produced by M1llionz, Aymos, MDUakaTRP
P&C 2022 BFM Records / Recorded at Flame studios, Johannesburg https://www.instagram.com/iambru_uk https://www.instagram.com/bl_zero https://www.instagram.com/aymos_shili
Album Cover Art Ludumo ‘Toto’ Maqabuka (Spier Arts Artist) – @dubltot