David Morales & Timmy Regisford Feat. Toshi – NINI pt1
Not really needing an introduction, New York House Music legends David Morales and Timmy Regisford have each been shaping and contributing to the dance music world for more than 35 years! And there is no sign of either of them stopping any time soon as they both continue to uphold busy gig schedules and create some of their best music to date.
David Morales and Timmy Regisford join forces on a mesmerising slice of Afro House featuring South Africa’s top songbird, Toshi. “NINI”, which means ‘Until When’, is ripe with magical Afrocentric vibes and enchanting vocals from Toshi, which carry a strong message to follow wisdom, sung in Xhosa (the beautiful language of South Africa’s Nguni). The package includes a lush, hypnotic afro groove from Timmy, where Toshi’s vocals flow over a feast of earthy drums and melancholic synth waves, and David amps up the energy, injecting a DIRIDIM vibe, where emotive key melodies, sweeping synths and infectious beats underpin this beautiful song.
“NINI Part 1” has been released on January 9th / Full release on January 23rd, 2020 on DIRIDIM Records.
Cape Town’s Toshi Tikolo is one of the leading voices on the Afro House scene. Her distinctive tones have graced some of the biggest tracks the genre has seen in recent years, including “BUYA” with Black Coffee and ‘Ngeke’ with Armonica including the massive remix from Andhim. She released her debut album ‘Ubuhle Bendalo’ and has worked with some heavyweight producer names including David Morales, Stones & Bones, Afro Warriors, Fabio Aurea, Saint Eno, DJ Kabila, Leon & Herb and many more, alongside her solo tracks. Autumn 2019 saw the release of her collaborative album with Timmy Regisford “Life Music” on Quantize Recordings to great acclaim.
A little while ago we had a chat with the fabulous Toshi about her passion for singing and songwriting.