Oct 2nd, 2023
ZONKE meets YORK…. When two talented artists team up to create something beautiful.
Singer-songwriter ZONKE first cut her teeth into the music industry with Culture Clan, an 8-piece hip-hop and soul band founded by composer-producer YORK and based between Germany and South Africa. The band went on to win 2 awards and wow audiences in South Africa, Europe and abroad.
ZONKE’s style and voice are unmatched in terms of power and technique. In a short period of time, her talent became evident and undeniable and she firmly established herself as one of the coolest young afro-soul singers of southern Africa!
Fast forward a few years and the winning duo have reunited as ZONKE meets YORK, to release an album together, The First Tapes, scheduled for release on October 27th via Upper Level Records. This wonderful collaboration of 2 extraordinary artists from 2 different continents has produced a series of soulful tunes from which their love of music appears evident.
Single “Only You” perfectly captures the exciting chemistry between the 2, with its groovy and danceable beat placing it somewhere between soul and acid jazz, and ZONKE’s velvety voice waxing lyrical on the topic of sweet love.
“Only You” out Digitally on September 29th 2023 via Upper Level Records