2012 was an eventful year, with the Mayan calendar and prophecies of world end; this is also a year which marks the birth of what is now the greatest revolution in music Native People, a music band based in Soshanguve, Pretoria. In the already harsh music industry of Pretoria Manqoba Ngoma aka ManQ and Tebogo J Ndala aka Smoll who has now left the group joined forces to form this band, where they worked on a compilation album called Mix Masala which was a mix of tribal elements and dance which was never released.
Like the saying goes, when something is difficult it does not mean it is impossible it only means that more effort needs to be invested. With their failed project Native People knew that it’s time to go back to the drawing board. That’s when they were joined by Sphiwe Nxumalo known as Moore and Mxolisi Sithole aka Mr Giggs to work on a compilation album called Music Theory which is a mix of various music genres. The birth of this new found sound caught attention of the likes of Mapiano from Uhuru.
Native People is a musical movement with aspirations of making it internationally, the very reason they have intensified their hustle by broadening their services and products. In order to grow their brand, they not only focus on music but also on performances, events, and T-shirts. They worked with the likes of Sisco Umlambo, Alexandre James, Morzaaq, Steve Group, Miso, Indica Sativa, Lady T, Gauge Chana, Snk just to name a few. Native People also has aspirations of working with legends likes of Rocco, Atjazz, G-Family, Boddhi Satva, Ralph Gum etc.
Native People is currently signed to Multiracial Records home of renown artists like Sis n Jones, Malankane, Rowick Deep to name a few, after being spotted by co-founder Sisco Umlambo after hearing some of their productions while judging SABC’s 1’s and 2’s. They currently released an E.P called (Inspiration) under Multiracial Records which is available on Traxsource, the EP will soon be released worldwide. The E.P consists of tracks like Summer Dance, Still Searching and For Your Love which features Alexander James and Morzaaq Defvillage on vocals.
“Our vision is to have a successful brand/record company and inspire upcoming artists/producers/song writers and give them exposure” – Native People
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By: K Squared
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