Afroforce1 Records, a division of Universal Music Group Africa, is proud to announce the exclusive global recording agreement with award-winning South African Afro-House trio, Mi Casa.
Afroforce1 has been established to develop and work with local talent with the view to break them into Central Europe and the rest of the World. Primarily based in Berlin, Germany, Afroforce1 will also now operate out of the Universal Music Group offices in Africa, unlocking huge potential for African and European artists alike.
Joe Chialo, Managing Director of Afroforce1 Records, spoke of the merge positively. “Africa is a young and vibrant continent – a creative superpower. With our great team from Afroforce1 and UMG Africa we will find, develop and equally establish artists whom we can offer the possibility of entering a new market in Europe and the rest of the world. This newly built bridge will also enable artists from Europe to dive deep into the unlimited font of creativity that Africa has to offer. The whole team is really excited to be a part of this adventure.”
Mi Casa have dominated the South African music charts for the past 10 years with a total of 8 number one singles and a wall of awards and accolades (Recipients of 5 South African Music Awards (SAMA) including ‘Best Duo Group’, ‘Best Dance Group’ and the coveted ‘Record of the Year’).
As major players in the South African pop and dance arena, the trio has kept dancefloors alive with hits like ‘Jika’, ‘Turn You On’ and ‘Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend’ amongst others, whilst being on high rotation across all pop and urban stations for the past decade.
The trio consists of Joao Da Fonseca, a.k.a. J’Something as the lead singer/songwriter, Sipho Mphahlaza a.k.a Dr Duda as DJ/producer, and Moshe Kgasoane, a.k.a Mo-T as trumpeter and the band is deeply rooted in making music that carries positive vibes and uplifting energy. They have already amassed an international following with sold-out concerts in Europe, Canada, and 23 African countries and their unflappable worth ethic has seen them maintain their status as one of SA’s most relentless, determined and ambitious touring and recording acts.
Unifying messages, soulful grooves, joyful and sexy beats, a unique brass section and that hit-making formula is held together seamlessly by the powerful vocal and front-man abilities of J’Something at the helm.
This year Mi Casa turns 10 years old and celebrate this milestone with the brand new album ‘We Made It’.
Watch the video to ‘Church Bells’ here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuoklWvLGoA