“Zama” crooner TDK Macassette is one singer with no doubt about her powers, and she never hesitates when it comes to speaking about it and her role in South Africa’s music scene. She has something to offer and she is keen everyone should know.
The muso, who recently addressed her alcohol contradictions, is out to add some magical colours to gqom music, which has become quite popular in South Africa. The popularity of the genre is such that gqom group Distruction Boyz adopted “Gqom is the Future” as title of one of their album.
TDK Macassette, the “Domoroza” mastermind also known as Gqom Barbie, is passionate about all she does, and her music receives the same infusion of passion. She wants to stand from the pack and does things her own.
“The one thing I know for a fact is that I have a lot to offer and I am different. I don’t take anything for granted. I find opportunities to be better to take my art higher and just win, I have no doubt that this industry will benefit from my effort,” she observed to TshisaLIVE recently.
From merely hanging out in the studio, TDK Macassette had come into her own, into the reality that she was in fact called to make music. The passion for music has remained with her ever since. The result is a series tracks that engages and delights.
She has also collaborated with some of the industry major voices, including DJ Maphorisa on “iWalk Ye Para.” Controversy erupted over the ownership of the song and the two split. In the remix of the song, TDK Macassette was noticeably absent.
But she remains musically relevant and is set, as she says, to add some magical colours to her adopted genre: gqom. We can’t wait to see this happen. Well, what about you? Share your thoughts with us in the comment section.