DJ duo, TXC have released a new single titled Vuka Mawulele following their debut EP titled A Fierce Piano released in 2022.
Their song Vuka Mawulele features Tik Tok sensation Khanyisa Jaceni and is loosely translated means, “wake up and work hard to secure your future.”
During the making of the song, the chemistry between DJsTarryn Reid and Clairise Hefke and singer Khanyisa Jaceni was electric.
Being successful women in music, it was only fitting they speak on something they all believe in, which is working hard to live the life of your dreams. The result is an anthem that will motivate and inspire the listener to get up in the morning and get closer to their goals.
TXC (pronounced: tee-ex-cee), aka Tarryn Reid and Clairise Hefke, are South Africa’s hottest female DJ duo. Born and raised in Gqeberha, the pair are making global waves and are among the most recognizable faces of the Amapiano culture with their unique mixes, energetic live sets, and chic fashion sense. They leave audiences in awe as they firmly establish themselves as ambassadors of South African music around the world. The dynamic duo and Amapiano artists who released a genre-shifting project in 2022, “A Fierce Piano,” are set to release their brand new single early in the year. The girls have been hard at work in the studio, working with the multi-talented vocalist and media personality Khanyisa Patricia for what’s to come.
QUESTION AND ANSWER
Why did you choose to work with Khanyisa on the song Vuka Mawulele?
“We were drawn to Khanyisa because of her comedic skits across her social media platforms and her angelic voice when she crossed over in to music,” says Clairise. “Her energy is electrifying and we felt it matched ours perfectly as three strong females of colour earning our place in the arts space,” Tarryn adds.
What does this particular release mean for you?
“Vuka Mawulele is special to us mainly because of the meaning of the song, initially when the beat was laid we knew we needed something to round it all off. Khanyisa gave it a listen and she immediately said “vuka mawulele” which translate to ‘wake up’ or ‘get up’ , and is essentially what we’re doing in our respective careers,” Clairise adds.
How involved were you in the making of the songs?
“We were involved with the entire process of making the song and with choosing the theme and every little detail from the beginning of the song and getting it out,” Clairse says. “This is actually our second release, we executive produced our first EP ‘A Fierce Piano’ which was released last year and did pretty well. So its been a couple of months since our first drop,” Tarryn adds.
You’re always stylish in your sets, how is image important for you?
“Image for us personally is extremely important because you need to look good to feel good and if you’re feeling good you can give the crowd your best and they’ll match your energy which we think it’s a vital part of our performances.”