Brown Dash - Back2Kasi
If 'deep kwaito' exists, then that's what you should expect from Back2Kasi. It's very retro and almost sounds like the sort of kasi stuff kwaito legend Mdu Masilela used to make.
I'm not too sure if the partnership that initially discovered Brown Dash is still behind this. Ever since he went out on his own I've been struggling to understand why one of this decade's powerhouse names just hasn't been able to dish out hit after hit as we expected.
If anything called 'deep kwaito' exists then that's what you should expect from this album. It's very retro and almost sounds like the sort of 'kasi' stuff kwaito legend Mdu Masilela used to make. Speaking of whom, not even a collabo from the late Mawillies - who was clearly on fire during his last days - can revive Dash. Such laid back kwaito just no longer appeals to listeners who want to buy music that will guarantee a happy mood over the festive season. Seems like the Soweto boys are really struggling to keep up with the Durbanites who always keep their beats banging. Perhaps it would have been better to release this just after Easter?
Anyway, instead of going 'back2kasi' maybe Brown Dash should consider going back to basics, swallow his pride and approach his first production team to resuscitate his sound.