SHIDA by Chaleee & Shredder SA feat Tina Ardor
connected welcome label debutant Chaleee and Shredder SA for a stunning new single that features deeply spiritual vocals from Kenyan Tina Ardor.
Chaleee is a Dutch producer who has released on labels like Mo Black, Madorasindahouse, and Wired. He is a vital new voice in the worlds of afro house and tech, and here links with fellow afro specialist Shredder SA from Seshago, South Africa. Tina Ardor, meanwhile, is known for her ability to incorporate an array of local dialects in her music and for bringing different African narratives to the world in authentic yet modern ways. Together the threesome cook up a spine-tingling new tune.
The beautiful "SHIDA" is a song of heartbreak, darkness, and loneliness. Tina Ardor sings in Swahili of having no name, respect, or praise in her life. It is driven by a penetrating bass drum and winding conga loop that lock you into the groove while the vocals rise high like a bird flying. All manner of further details including tropical insect-like sequencers, snares, jagged bass, and organic shakers embellish the groove. They fill it with life and help make it such a devastatingly minimal yet impactful tune that overflows with emotion.
Chaleee & Shredder SA feat Tina Ardor - SHIDA
Release Date October 2021
1. Chaleee & Shredder Sa feat Tina Ardor - SHIDA