RADIO DUT EMBRACES FRESH TALENT
By: Mfundo Knowledge Mthembu
This week Radio DUT’s studios were graced by the presence of two young talented voices from Ntuzuma Township that have managed to grab people with their amazing voices.
The station which is online has become a platform where young and fresh upcoming young artists come to expose themselves for the past year, decided to bring these township voices to
people’s attention after hearing their song.
The pop singing duo called Chardonay that Njabulo “Jay” Makhaza and Nonjabulo ‘Candy” Sibisi make up is fairly new and not many people know about them.
At the mention of Chardonay most people think of wine but are these talented township vocalists make good music and DJ Sims from Radio DUT confirmed just that.
During an interview on The Full House Show at the Radio DUT studios, Makhaza said that they named their group after the world’s most popular white wine varietal or cultivar.
“We were looking for a household name but also something that will define the kind of sound we wanted to be known for. The group is famous for their beautiful rich flavours, smooth and
bold taste that defines our sound” said Makhaza.
DJ Sims said after hearing Pretty lies by the group he had to have them in studio.
“For a moment I thought I was listening to an international pop group when I first heard them,” said the mesmerised DJ.
The group’s success and great music is a product of their music producer. Nkosi Gasa of Saga Entertainment is the man making Chardonay’s music possible.
Gasa has worked with and produced music for Metro Award winner Duncan for best remix of the Tsiki Tsiki song. He has also worked the new South African Traditional Music Award
(SATMA) Hip Hop winner Bandile “Dr Bone” Maphalala for best vernacular Hip Hop album.
Second member, Sibisi promised big things for the fans in the near future musically from this group.
“We have only just started but a lot is yet to unfold musically and our Pretty Lies track will be available for free downloading on Datafile Host and Kasi Mp3 websites,” explained