Hangalasa u humesile album hi ti 27 ta April 2017, SWAFANA HI TAFA; the album was self-marketed and self-distributed. SWAFANA HI TAFA was already on high rotation on the streets by the 1st of June, this tells you kuri Hangalasa is finally a brand.
The underground King of Xitsonga music is in touch with the masses, which is good for business. But, we have to say kuri the album was rushed, majority of the songs in the album are reworks;
- Tile ka Makani i Mali ya Xipuku
- Swafana hitafa i Loko ahingafi
- Xisuti 2 i Ku tirha Xisuti
- Byala i Ma December
Nonetheless, Hangalasa was able to nail the reworks and it doesn’t come as a surprise, Hangalasa has done this several times; Ni penga Million i Ni Penga Worse.
Core Target Market ya Hangalasa i ya swidakwa, la ka Album leyi, Hangalasa i phamela swidakwa leswi swi swi lavaku. The following songs are the only songs in the album leti ti nga vupfa vocally and lyrically, leswin’wani a swi fanele swi lo siyiwa a studio, va ti fanela na Khehla va humesa EP!
Swihiso swa SWAFANA HI TAFA ya Hangalasa;
TILE KA MAKANI – Leyi ya swidakwa leswiya swi nga tshama swi ganya ivi swi tlanga hi mali swi diza kuri hure! Se swi kokaka ribyi hi tissue, Kokwani Mandela a va ha ri kona!
BYALA – This one is the biggest song on the album, ka risimu leri, Hangalasa reminds us ku wa dyoha, but he managed to make a career out of ku dyoha ka yena. Hangalasa has broken many barriers for Tsonga Electro, he took a sound which was considered cheap in mainstream Tsonga entertainment and popularized beyond our imagination.
SWAFANA HITAFA – Leyi i ya genge liya ya swicele yo tshamela ro khoma baji, yi ta kuma swo konyolola hi swona loko yi tsandeka ku khoma baji; “Hambi wo ni tsona swa fana u ta faaa!”
HANGALASA – La Hangalasa was able to come up with a relaxed version of his sound, which is rare.
XISUTI 2 – Leyi yi lava wa ha ku cata, and you jam to it hi nkani wa maraha! Ya hlohlonya! This is one of his best reworks, from vocals to the last sound, it’s well put together.
“Banani mavoko mi vona swillo!”
“Hi la ku vona Xisuti!”
NGUVU – Leyi i ya genge leyo tshamela ro tlhava, a yi bohi nguvu leyi! Na nghoma ya vula ku wa swi kota ku cina u ri hava nguvu!
BYALWA REMIX – If you were waiting for an upgraded remix ya Madecember, here it is! This is one of the songs that you can repeat 10 times u nga switwangi! Xiyisa lexi xa dlaya hi ku hlalwula mimpfumawulo (keys).
Hangalasa will continue to rule the underground world, and his iron hand might be felt the most on Vamalwela!