Sliqe, returns with a new single Standat featuring alternative group, Darkie Fiction.
Sliqe, who shows no signs of slowing down, says that all he wants to do is create new sounds that will be listened to by generations to come.
After featuring Sliqe on their critically acclaimed documentary,Little America, the up and coming duo were keen to work with the talented producer.
“We featured Sliqe on our documentary, Little America, and the day we met him we both thought that out of everybody we interviewed, he was good people, so real and that stuck with us. Afterwards, we sent him a DM after hearing a beat on his Instagram story and said we would like to jump on it,” said Yoza.
When speaking about how Standatcame about, the Oh Well hit maker said:
“I called Darkie Fiction because I was looking for someone who could cut through all the noise. They sound like fresh nostalgia. We’ve heard everything in kwaito and Mzonkonko, and with every year and wave there are new people.”
“Standat is the standard, what you stand on. The level that you’ll never go lower than, what you stand for. If your standard is solid and you know where you come from, you must keep that up and always remember it.”
The producer, who spent most of 2018 working on his new album, says that he was already close to home when the duo agreed to the studio session.
“After a disappointing session, I called them and they came through within 30 minutes at 8pm. I was literally five minutes from my house when I told Radix that we have to turn back and go to the studio. We had a chat about my woes they captured it very well and we left the studio at 4am.”
Looking to consistently raise the bar and equip himself with more skills,Sliqe decided to take the reins and make the beats himself.
“Last year I decided that I am tired of paying producers when I was already giving them melodies, kick patterns and bounce. So I decided to apply myself and acquire a new skill set for something that I love anyway – music. We went to a farm in the North West and the beat for Standat was one of the first twenty beats that I created. “
Check Sliqe’s socials for when he is dropping Standat.