East quits Ruffest but still in music

2017-02-09 06:02
 Sello Mangwana dropped his last album to focus on his label.

Sello Mangwana dropped his last album to focus on his label.

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After close to a decade as one half of Ruffest, one of the most popular kwaito duo in Cape Town, Sello “East” Mangwana plans to re-invent himself as a record label owner.

Sello released his last album, Final Moon, at Maphindi’s Butchery in Nyanga on the weekend.

Speaking to City Vision, the soon to be ex-muso said that he was taking a break from the mic to focus on Full Moon, the record label he established in 2016.

“I want to put all my attention to making the label a success and focus on its artists so that they too can be a success.

He said that the album is a 12 track dance album with Kwaito and Gqom sounds that his fans know him for.

“Its a back to back of high intensity dance songs in the same style as Ruffest. I have worked with my Max Ruffest on two songs while I have also featured other local artists,” he said.

Sello has featured top names on production on producing the album, such as mega Gqom producers the Distruction Boys and local mainstays Jika beats and Primetime.

“My fans can expect the same kind of music they are used to but a bit more current. I have also made a song to say thank you to everyone who has supported my career from family, friends, fans and people I have worked with in the industry,” he said.

He started his music career as a panstula dancer in the early 2000s and then went on to start the group with fellow dancer Andile Max. They due broke into the spotlight with the hit song Khawundenze Ndonwabe when they were featured by Dj Mbacu.

They have gone to perform country wide and featuring in overseas records. The CD is available from Mangwana on 0790222870.

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