Black Motion are a South African electronic afro tech duo famous for blending house music with lively indigenous drumming as well as trilingual vocals. The group consists of Damonola Thabo aka Smol Mabongwane & Robert Mahosana aka Murdah from Soshanguve, north of Pretoria. This duo will be performing live in Algarve on the 5th of MARCH at ‘DICE VIAMOURA, SA BADO’’ as they are on a world tour for 2022.
Both musicians came to age during the house music boom of the 90’s and they started releasing music online in 2009 and formed ‘’Black Motion’’ in 2010, then joined ‘Faimos Entertainment which went on to produce the hit single ‘Banane Mavoko’ featuring the late Jah Rich. That single became a massive hit that it led to DJ Oskido licensing it for compilation CD by top DJs in South Africa and for his ‘CD Oskido’s 10th Commandment’, Tribe Records UK also came along and signed the song for international digital release.
Black Motion got signed to ‘Spirit Motion’ a record label that they co-own and established together and has released 6 studio albums and over 40 singles over the past decade, in 2016 they signed a global licensing deal with SONY MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT AFRICA which spring boarded the distribution of their 4th album ‘’Ya Badimo’’- a tribute to their ancestors and continuation to their story telling through music ‘’we tell our stories through music and say to every African child, it is possible to dream but have a plan of action to achieve that dream’’, their aim is to infuse music with more of regional identity by embracing native drums and other instruments.
They also released the debut album titles’’ Talking to the drums’’ in 2011 and have performed various countries all over the world including United Kingdom, Botswana, and Angola etc. ‘’Ya Badimo’’ was certified in just 6 weeks from it’s release which led to them winning the ‘Best Dance Album’ award in 2019 for Moya Wa Taola and ‘Best Duo of the Year’ at SAMA Awards.
By: Mamsi Nkosi.