It's out now on Rushmore's Trax Couture...

South African artist Umlilo has shared brooding, intense new cut 'Qhakuva'.

The new release ties Umlilo to Rushmore's always on point Trax Couture, the beginning of a fascinating partnership.

Umlilo already has two superb EPs to their name, establishing a potent electronic style dubbed ‘Future Kwaai’ in reference to their Kwaai Diva moniker.

Exploding notions of gender and identity within a club framework, provocative new cut 'Qhakuva' pairs the SA artist with producer Jumping Back Slash.

A murky, twilight jammer, it's cramped yet skeletal framework is reminiscent of the system pressure instrumental grime exudes.

Umlilo's potent vocal adds another dimension, with 'Qhakuva' becoming a mini mission statement.

Tune in now.

Photo Credit: Stuart Hendricks

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