Tue. Sep. 28, 2021

Mi Casa & Cassper Nyovest – We Own The Night

This Beat Is Mine! (*) Mi Casa & Cassper Nyovest – We Own The Night (Grand Noise Productions)

As a long time fan of Mi Casa, I couldn’t resist mentioning their experience titled ‘We Own The Night’ with rapper Cassper Nyovest. Firstly, because it gathers actors hailing from different scenes. Second, because it shows everything remains possible, including the widely admitted inconceivable such as fusing House and Hip-Hop. And third, because of its freshness and spontaneity out of a 3 day recording session starting from scratch! With, last but not least, big ups to Cokestudio for this inspiring initiative…

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Mi Casa (which means “My House” in Spanish or Portuguese) came to light in Johannesburg, RSA. A threesome by the likes of Dr Dud (DJ/Producer), J’Something (guitar, vocals) and Mo-T (trumpet), they released their eponymous debut-album back in 2011. Featuring cuts such as ‘These Streets’, ‘Heavenly Sent’ and ‘La Vida’ with remix courtesy of Atjazz. As many gems which got them to earn South African Music Awards (SAMA) nominations for “Best Dance Album”, “Album Of The Year”, “Group Of The Year”, “Newcomer Of The Year”, and “Record Of The Year”.

Two years after, Mi Casa released its follow-up, ‘Su Casa’. Its lead single – ‘Jika’ – enjoying major airplay then receiving for song of the year at the 2014 MTV Africa Music Awards and the 13th Metro FM Music Awards. Meanwhile ‘Your Body’ would be the subject of remixes by the likes of Da Capo and Mobi Dixon among others.

Another two years and a third album – ‘Home Sweet Home’ – saw the light. Thus contributing to solidify the trio’s position into the pan-African House Music scene. Seeing them collaborating with the likes of Tortured Soul (‘Come A Little Closer’) and DJ Euphonik. But also Boddhi Satva, Cassper Nyowest (‘We Own The Night’) and Kenyan Afro-Pop band Sauti Sol. The freshly squeezed ‘Familia’ completing their discography back on Aug. 04, 2017. An album speakin’ of which J’Something said“We are so overjoyed that this album happened. Now more that ever we appreciate the family we are. And we’ve realised that our differences once put on the table made great inspiration for our music.” This after rumors of a possible disbanding had been circulating for some time (source: Timeslive)

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