By MOLEBOGENG MANGOALE
Congratulations to DJ Merlon for taking the Song of the Year title with his current hit song ‘Koze Kuze’ ft Mondli Ngcobo. Black Motion and DJ Fisherman & DJ SK also ushered us into 2015 with their songs ‘Rainbow’ and ‘Call out’ respectively.
The predictions for the song of the year were between the three of them however we’d just like to officially applaud DJ Merlon as the man who led us into the New Year. Prior to New Year’s Eve, thousands of fans on social media had created a buzz surrounding 'Koze Kuze', clearly showing that it is a definite fan favourite for this festive season. The song has also received massive radio play since its release in October.
SABC 1 crossed over the year with ‘Call out’ by DJ Fisherman & DJ SK while radio stations such as Metro FM and Capricorn FM played ‘Koze Kuze’ when the clock hit midnight on 1 January 2015. Thobela FM on the other hand embraced Black Motion’s biggest song of the year ‘Rainbow’ on which they feature Xoli M. It is absolutely no doubt that this song has been a hit for the past couple of months, even before the release of Black Motion’s second studio album Fortune Teller.
Shout-out to Rabs Vhafuwi whose ‘Count your blessings’ has also been such a hit as well. It remains one of our favourite songs.
2014 has been a great year and not just for house music but the entire music industry in South Africa as a whole. With the musical success of 2014, we can only look forward to what 2015 will bring us in terms of house and dance music.