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Raw & Authentic: Our Quickie With Kyle Deutsch!

We caught up with Kyle Deutsch to talk all about his sound, that smashing collaboration with Shekhinah and what’s in the pipeline.

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Kyle Deutsch’s triumphant return to the spotlight proves many things – amongst them that we craved very much something different, fresh and banging! And such is one of the reasons Back To The Beach, the effortless mid tempto summer smash in which he collaborated with former Idols SA fellow contestant Shekhinah Donell, has been such a success. The streets were as ready for something this unpredictable as they were for the Durbanite, who juggles being a professional doctor with a blossoming music career, the beach soccer court and

Kyle Deutsch

Deutsch first rose to fame as a contestant during the 10th season of Idols SA, where he first flexed his distinct mix of Pop, R&b, Hip-hop and house influences. He finished in the Top 5 and went home to figure out a way to navigate his way to mainstream rotation. Kyle has since collaborated with the creme de la creme of South African music industry, boasting names like Cassper Nyovest, DJ Capital, Aewon Wolf, Sketchy Bongo and Ganja Beatz. We caught up with him to chop it up and find out where his head is.


QuenchSA:  What’s the one thing people won’t find about you on Google?

Kyle: Tough question… Yoh! Idols made us share a lot to the world. I’d prefer not to Google myself, so I’m going to have to have a wild swing and say… besides the fact that the larger population doesn’t know I’m a Doctor, I have a new material that had been recorded with Khuli Chana that’s been kept relatively under wraps.

Kyle Deutsch Interview

Kyle peaked in the top 10 5 of Idols SA season 10

QuenchSA: Describe Kyle Deutsch in 5 words


Kyle: Witty, Fun-loving, social, musician & Doctor,

QuenchSA: Tell us how your collaboration with Shekhinah on Back To The Beach came about?


Kyle: Shekhinah and I met at Idols season 8 in the group stages where we sang together. We became really good friends. We’ve always worked on music and written together. We knew we would release something together and this just happened to be the first release. We were in studio with Sketchy Bongo, heard the beat and got writing and recording 3 hours later. The rest is history.

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QuenchSA: The song has achieved massive commercial success. Are you surprised?


Kyle: It’s a good record, but I don’t think we initially expected the response to be this big. And I think we’re all going to be surprised when we see the social media traction in summer.

QuenchSA: You have said that you are working on an LP first before a full studio album. What can we expect from that?


Kyle: We are going to judge from the success of single releases and judge what happens in terms of album release. The people need to be ready to receive an album before you can just give them one. If you know what I mean.

Kyle Deutsch Interview

He’s been buddies with Shekhinah since their stints on Idols SA

QuenchSA: …And when you do get to the album, who would you love to collaborate with?
Kyle: I think this will be really dependant on the genre that the album ends up taking. Having said that, the one guy at the moment I would like to collaborate with is AKA.

QuenchSA: The Durban scene continues making a mark in the South African music industry, but apparently JHB is a more viable business option. Will you continue being based in Durban ?

Kyle: I would love to remain in Durban, if possible. I have no desire to move to Johannesburg. I love the people, the weather and the lifestyle here. This is my home and not to mention my business “M&D Health” is here.  But who knows what the future will hold?

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Black Panther: Wakanda Forever to land on Disney+ in February

Welcome to Wakanda!

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Black Panther Wakanda Forever

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe are in for a treat. Disney+ has announced that 1 February marks the arrival of Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” The blockbuster will be joining 16 other on the streaming platform.

ABOUT THE MOVIE

Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.

As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda. Introducing Tenoch Huerta Mejía as Namor, ruler of a hidden undersea nation, the film also stars Dominique Thorne, Michaela Coel, Mabel Cadena and Alex Livinalli.

“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” directed by Ryan Coogler and produced by Kevin Feige and Nate Moore, is now playing in theaters. 

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The Shocking Fallout of Black Motion

Tensions have reportedly escalated.

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They are one of South Africa’s most revered music duos.

Their discography packs both blockbuster club bangers and lush delights for lovers of House with a transcendental African sonic flair. And the explosive fallout of Black Motion, which has been splashed across the internet long before reaching the courts, has shocked many.

Loved for their electrifying live performances and awe-inspiring chemistry, Mörda and Smol have always seemed like musical soulmates. But that relationship seems to have reached a bitter end.

In 2022, rumours of their reported split triggered a frenzy on the internet. Following the uproar, the group’s members Bongani Mohosana, who now goes as Mörda, and Smol (real name Roy Thabo Mabogwane), jointly calmed fears that they had fallen out.

It had been said the break would be temporary, as Mörda moved to focus on the release of his solo studio album.

Far from it, it now seems. The parties have escalated things to court.

According to reports, Black Motions have confirmed that they had pressed charges against Mörda for alleged housebreaking and theft.

A court order by the High Court in Gauteng posted on social media has ordered Morda to “restore possession of a recording studio apparatus” to the group by 13 January, at 5pm. 

Black Motion shared snaps of the alleged damage caused by Morda – a broken door and stolen equipment.

 

It looks like we won’t be getting a new Black Motion album with Mörda anytime soon.

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Inside the Big Brother Titans Premiere!

South Africa and Nigeria unite under Biggie’s roof.

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Sunday, 15 February 2023, marks the roaring arrival of BBTitans.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW.

The highly anticipated social experiment brings under Biggie’s roof housemates from both South Africa and Nigeria. And for 72 days, we will be splashed with the finest in South African and Nigerian swag, banter, romance and all the trappings of a fun-filled, dramatic and – we’d hope – an entertaining show.

A first of its kind, the social experiment assembles the most colourful personalities from the two nations to outwit, outplay and outsmart each other in a bid to get their hands on a massive bag, life-changing bag!

In addition to a number of lofty prizes that will likely be on the line throughout the season, the winner of the show will also be walking away, a whopping grand prize of US $100 000 (over R1,7 million) is up for grabs for the one who trounces his Housemates to charm audiences across the continent.

That’s not all; the amount of social capital, celebrity and opportunities for lucrative brand deals after the show, all form part of the career-launching lift-off that comes with being on the popular franchise.

Both Big Brother Mzansi host Lawrence Maleka and Big Brother Naija’s Ebuka Obi-Uchendu will co-host this debut season.

Fans of Big Brother Mzansi and Big Brother Naija in the diaspora are not left out as Showmax will stream the show in the United Kingdom, New Zealand, and about 50 other countries.

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