A few years ago, an opportunity came up for RazorKutt to enter a competition sponsored by MTN (South African cellular network). The contest was to create a theme song for an annual soccer tournament (MTN8). We only had a couple of days to prepare a song to submit, so the guys wrote some new lyrics to an existing beat and we entered it into the contest. A group of music industry folks and MTN big-shots chose RazorKutt, who were virtual unknowns, to be one of the final 8 artists in the competition!
This video documents their journey through the contest and features their public performance of the track. It was great to see the guys share the stage – and hold their own – with some of South Africa’s top artists.
Fantastic chorus. Definitely one of the album’s highlights. The song is about a real person whose name is not Eloise. To protect the subject’s identity (and because it has 3 syllables) Chris chose to refer to her as “Eloise”.
Chris James – guitar and vocals
Chevy – bass
Rob – drums and backing vox
I know it ain’t much of a video, but these guys carry it with their talent, charisma and humor. RazorKutt is by far the most talented Kwaito act I ever worked with and this is my favorite song of theirs. I can’t tell you what it’s about though. Sgubhu means “drum” and I believe they’re singing about the beat…