Senyaka, Bayanyonyoba  
Senyaka
Bayanyonyoba
NED 12inch 
Label: Rush Hour
Release Year: 2017
Style: House
 
  Tracks  
  Bayanyonyoba  
  Don't Judge Me Bad  
  South African house and synth-funk from the kwaito era by the legendary Senyaka Kekana. The unexpected deep house jam "Bayanyonyoba (1993)" and the illustrious soul song "Don't Judge Me Bad (1987)" are big RH favorites. Original copies are absolutely impossible to find, now released on 12inch for the first time. Beautiful sleeve by Stenze Quo!

Esa Williams - "I had the pleasure of performing alongside Senyaka at the Alexander Theatre, Johannesburg back in 2012 which would have probably been his last most iconic gig before his passing in 2015. These two tracks really showcase the sounds of South Africa around the early to late 80’s, the influences from American synth pop and House that would then lead later into many of these records being played at the wrong speed which ultimately became the original Kwaito sound from South Africa."

Kwaito is not just a form of house music, it’s also about the way South Africans dress, talk and dance. The lifestyle took shape in Soweto and gained popularity throughout the cities and townships of South Africa during the nineties. In the backdrop of a transforming South Africa, this slow, loud and striking form of house music emerged just before Nelson Mandela took office as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. Kwaai meaning hot, kicking - kwaito is a style in which the sung, rapped and shouted lyrics played a prominent part to mobilise the youth and push for change.

The late Senyaka's 1987 album Fuquza (Dance) was years ahead of its time and gave rise to his reputation as a forerunner of the kwaito sound. The album includes "Don't Judge Me Bad" as well as "African Rap" and "Go Away". Later, in 1993, with South Africa on the cusp of democracy and the kwaito movement about to explode into the mainstream, Senyaka cemented his position with the release of his landmark album Ma-Gents, which included the song “Bayanyonyoba”.

Regarded as one of the first African rappers, this pioneering artist was best known for his eccentric, controversial lyrics - delivered with a bold and at times funny approach that endeared him to many fans. Outside music, Senyaka also grew in popularity thanks to his roles as an actor, including in the popular homegrown film Moruti wa Tsotsi and the television comedy Ashifa Shabba.

The emblematic artist successfully reinvented himself during his career, which led to divergent works. Senyaka’s versatile character shines through in this release as well. “Bayanyonyoba” is a soulful, loud but dreamy South African house gem, whilst “Don’t Judge Me Bad” is a more introverted electronic soul song.
 
      Wish List  
  Price: CHF 18.00   Add to Cart  
  Releases of the same artist  
  No items found ..  
  Releases of the same label  
  Aardvarck, Well, Well, Well  
Aardvarck
Well, Well, Well
[Rush Hour]
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 16.00 Add To Cart
 
  Cinnaman & Jay Scarlett present..., Beat Dimensions Vol. 2 EP 4  
Cinnaman & Jay Scarlett present...
Beat Dimensions Vol. 2 EP 4
[Rush Hour]
TIP  
NED 7inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Add To Cart
 
  Claude Rodap, Beletronic  
Claude Rodap
Beletronic
[Rush Hour]
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Add To Cart
 
  Erb, The Weekend  
Erb
The Weekend
[Rush Hour]
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Restocking!
 
  Hunee, Hunch Music Remixes  
Hunee
Hunch Music Remixes
[Rush Hour]
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Restocking!
 
  James Mason, The Dance Of Life  
James Mason
The Dance Of Life
[Rush Hour]
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Add To Cart
 
  Mandré, 4  
Mandré
4
[Rush Hour]
NED 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 8.00 Add To Cart
 
  Nakombe Nga, Les Choc Stars Du Zaire  
Nakombe Nga
Les Choc Stars Du Zaire
[Rush Hour]
EUR 12inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Add To Cart
 
  Ron Trent Presents, Prescription: Word, Sound & Power  
Ron Trent Presents
Prescription: Word, Sound & Power
[Rush Hour]
TIP  
NED Box  Wish List
CHF 74.00 Restocking!
 
  Skymark, Find A Place In This Crazy World (Ron Trent Mix)  
Skymark
Find A Place In This Crazy World (Ron Trent Mix)
[Rush Hour]
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 14.00 Restocking!
 
  The Abstract Eye, Cool Warm Divine EP.  
The Abstract Eye
Cool Warm Divine EP.
[Rush Hour]
TIP  
NED 12inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Add To Cart
 
  V/A, Surinam Funk Force 45' Sampler  
V/A
Surinam Funk Force 45' Sampler
[Rush Hour]
NED 7inch  Wish List
CHF 14.00 Add To Cart
 
  V/A, Pantsula! (The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988-1990)  
V/A
Pantsula! (The Rise Of Electronic Dance Music In South Africa, 1988-1990)
[Rush Hour]
NED 2xLP  Wish List
CHF 24.00 Add To Cart
 
  V/A, 08 Bar EP 1  
V/A
08 Bar EP 1
[Rush Hour]
TIP  
NED 1xLP  Wish List
CHF 20.00 Add To Cart
 
  Vincent Floyd, Hard To Love  
Vincent Floyd
Hard To Love
[Rush Hour]
EUR 10inch  Wish List
CHF 15.00 Restocking!
 
Ernie And The Top Notes, Inc. / Skip Easterling
Dap Walk
[Superjock Records]
79.5
Predicitions
[Big Crown]
79.5
Terrorize My Heart (Disco Dub)
[Big Crown]
Abstract Orchestra
Madvillain Vol. 1
[Ata Records]
Alfa Mist
Antiphon
[Black Acre]
Arms Of Someone New
Susan Sleepwalking
[Dark Entries]
Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band
1 Thing
[Big Crown]
Bô'vel
Check 4 U
[Be With Records]
Brownout
Fight The Power
[Fat Beats]
California Flight Project
California Flight Project
[Preservation Records]
ChanHays
Here
[Droppin Science]
Colored Music
S/T
[We Release Whatever The Fuck We ]
Corc
The Outer Limits
[Haus Und Baum]
Currensy & Harry Fraud
Cigarette Boats
[SRFSCHL ]
D.E. (Akis Dance Project)
Giant Step
[Into The Light]
Denzel Curry
Ta13oo
[Loma Vista]
Diamond Ortiz
Poster Girl
[Needle To The Groove]
DJ Babu
Super Duper Duck Flips Vol.1
[Dilated Junkies Music]
Domenique Dumont
Miniatures De Auto Rhythm
[Antinote]
Dreamcast
Outer Space
[Future Times]
Elysian Spring
Glass Flowers
[Le Tres Jazz Club]
Fatima
And Yet It's All Love
[Eglo Records]
Felbm
Tape 1/Tape 2
[Soundway]
Fly Anakin & Ohbliv
Backyard Boogie
[Mutant Acadamy]
Georgia Anne Muldrow
Overload
[Brainfeeder]
Grupo Controle Digital
A Festa Nossa
[Soundway]
Gunther Beckers
Walkman
[Music From Memory]
Haruomi Hosono
Hosono House
[light in the attic]
J.P. Bimeni & The Black Belts
Free Me
[Tucxone Records]
Jason Joshua & The Beholders
Rose Gold
[Mango Hill]
Jedi Mind Tricks
The Psycho Social, Chemical, Biological, And Electro Magnetic Manipulation Of Human Consciousness
[Babygrande]
Jerry Paper
Like A Baby
[Stones Throw]
Jimi Tenor
Order of Nothingness
[Philophon]
Josiah Steinbrick
Meeting Of Waters
[Banana Editions]
KA
Orpheus vs. The Sirens
[Obol for Charon Records]
Kev Brown
Delve Into Classical Moog
[Redefinition]
Kikagaku Moyo
House In The Tall Grass
[Guruguru Brain]
Kojaque
Deli Dayreams
[Soft Boy Records]
Kojo Antwi
Kojo In Kobenhavn
[Music For Dreams]
Low Blow
First Book Of Timothy
[Common Good]
Madlaks/Hot Slot Machine
Dance Forever - Young Marco Reworks
[Safe Trip]
MB Jones
Rok Spy
[Drama]
MJ Lallo
Take Me With You
[Seance Centre]
Moka Only
Concert For One Instrumentals
[Urbnet]
MRR
EYEDeals
[Drumetrics]
N8NOFACE
True Story
[Hit And Run]
Nakombe Nga
Les Choc Stars Du Zaire
[Rush Hour]
Night People
I Can't Keep Crying
[Transistor Sound]
Peter Abdul
Get Down With Me
[Dig This Way Records]
Polyester
Wazzup
[Cavi Sounds]
Prophet & Mndsgn
Wanna Be Your Man
[Stones Throw]
Rejoicer
Energy Dreams
[Stones Throw]
Rick Clarke
Love With A Stranger
[Local Records]
Side On
Magic
[Be With Records]
Skymark
Skymark
[Mukatsuku]
Sunny & The Sunliners
Get Down
[Big Crown]
Sunny & The Sunliners
The One Who's Hurting You
[Big Crown]
Tall Black Guy x Craig Mack
Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)
[Street Corner Music]
Thabang Tabane
Matjale
[Mushroom Hour Half Hour]
The Alchemist
Lunch Meat
[ALC Records]
The Du-Rites
The Mean Machine
[Old Maid Entertainment]
Thee Baby Cuffs & Cold Diamond & Mink
My My My Baby
[Timmion Records]
Tim Jackiw
Still Tomorrow EP
[Offworld]
V/A
Boogie On The Mainline – A Collection Of Rare Disco, Funk And Boogie From Germany 1980-1987
[Boogie On The Mainline]
Various
Basement Beehive: The Girl Group Underground
[Numero Group]
Various
I'm A Vocoder
[Neon Finger]
Vasco Martins
Universo Da ilha
[Canela En Surco]
Victor
Amerikan Dread
[Music From Memory]
Will Sessions & Amp Fiddler
The One
[Sessions Sounds]
  1. The Alchemist
Lunch Meat
 
  2. ChanHays
Here
 
  3. De Frank & His Professionals
Psychedelic Man
 
  4. KA
Orpheus vs. The Sirens
 
  5. Sunny & The Sunliners
The One Who's Hurting You
 
  6. Alfa Mist
Antiphon
 
  7. Brownout
Fight The Power
 
  8. Dreamcast
Outer Space
 
  9. Felbm
Tape 1/Tape 2
 
  10. lojii & Swarvy
Due Rent