Afro-Tech titan, Shimza, returns to his KUNYE imprint with new EP “Fight To Love” featuring Maleh, complete with two official remixes from house royalty Louie Vega and South African Afro-Futurist Floyd Lavine. Taking the original to a late-night dimension, 7 x Grammy nominated producer Louie Vega is the first artist to add his expert touch to “Fight To Love”.
Seamlessly introducing his inimitable New York house groove while keeping the original’s essence intact, Louie invites listeners into a laidback sonic environment. Boasting one of the scene’s most illustrious careers, spanning over 20 years, Louie continues to build on his accolades, including a Grammy nomination in 2020 for his remix of ‘Praying For You’ by Jasper Street Co. Relaunching his iconic Masters At Work Records with Kenny Dope this year, the duo made their newly remastered catalogue digitally available for the first time, and released their first single in over 20 years, ‘Mattel’.
His magnetic relationship with South Africa lays the perfect foundation for this collaboration, as he champions local talent, while delivering yet another timeless production to the globe.
Shimza is globally recognised as one of South Africa’s most celebrated musical exports, breaking out onto the world’s electronic circuit with his self-styled Afro-Tech sound. Chartering releases via some of the scene’s most authoritative labels, such as Luciano’s Cadenza and Hot Since 82’s Knee Deep In Sound, his uniquely rhythmic strain of underground music has set him on a guaranteed path to success. Admired for his charitable efforts and initiatives across South Africa, Shimza is also dedicated to promoting the local music scene through his KUNYE imprint. Providing a platform that connects both South Africa’s established and unsung stars to international artists, peers and audiences alike, KUNYE’s mission is to shine a light on the country’s intrinsic talent and cement their place on the world stage.