05th March, Johannesburg: Talented hitmaker MVZZLE today releases the visuals to his second single, featuring Botswana based vocalist, Han -C. This is the second single of his untitled album, scheduled for release later this year. The hitmaker’s debut as producer and feature on DJ Zinhle’s massive hit Umlilo which featured Rethabile, is ready to carve his solo music career.
Directed by Monde Dube, the video is shot between two locations in Johannesburg. The visuals are a light- hearted take on love and sees platinum selling musician, Soulful G plays MVZZLE’s love interest. The song is already enjoying healthy airplay on radio and affirms MVZZLE’s place as one of the modern hitmakers of the dance scene.
Says MVZZLE: “I enjoyed shooting the video with Han – C and Soulful-G. Monde Dube is always a pleasure to work with and makes us feel comfortable on set. To everybody who has supported my career, I’m grateful. I hope you enjoy the video and dance to this banger.”
Born Gift S. Morukhuladi, in Musina and raised in a village called Mountain View – to a mom who’s a businesswoman and a dad who was the Conductor of the military band, at the time. Gift recalls his earliest childhood memories growing up with his grandmother, before at age 8, he moved to Polokwane International Gateway to be with his parents. At this point his dad had gone from Conductor to Band Master at the SA Army Band.
In 2016, as a grade 6 learner, MVZZLE was so consumed by music that he taught himself how to play drums via his desk and ruler. 2008, was a defining year for him when his brother introduced him to Reason 4, a software used to produce music. Initially producing Hip-Hop and R&B – it was only in 2016, when he started producing house music. Making the difficult decision to drop out of college to pursue music and the assistance of SAACYF (South African Arts and Culture Youth Forum) who gave him opportunities to play at events such as Major League Gardens, Mapungubwe Arts Festival and Motsepe Foundation amongst others.
The wheels of fortune turned in his favour in 2018, when he entered SABC 1’s Dj competition, 1’s and 2’s – where he placed third. After the competition, MVZZLE contacted renowned DJ and entrepreneur, Zinhle with two beats, one of which is now the smash hit ‘Umlilo’ featuring Rethabile – who had earlier DM’d, Zinhle on Instagram proposing a collaboration with her.
· Mina Nawe – Lady Zamar (From 1’s and 2’s)
· Umlilo – by Dj Zinhle
· Black Love – by Donald
· Afro Pop Song “Lovio” by MVZZLE
· Don’t You Worry – by MVZZLE
MVZZLE’s musical journey has been nothing short of fate and determination at play. From his stage name given to him by his classmates which means the, “open end of the barrel of the gun” which is quite ironic considering his father’s position as the Band Master of the SA Army Band.
His official debut single, Uvalo ft Ndu Shezi to be released under Warner Music SA is scheduled to drop April 24th and once again proves that this 25-year-old, does indeed, spit out hits like bullets out of a MVZZLE.
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