Songwriters, composers, singers and rappers ContraGang are mavericks in the Cape Town, Hip Hop music world. The new single “Nightshift“ is a witty song on modern life all skillfully blended into a seamless flow. It’s not just a wealth of musical styles, the song ranges from thoughful to silly to poetic.
The experience begins within an enigmatic presence. You find yourself launched at warp speed into a post-apocalyptic nightclub scene, where deep bass and explosions light up the hazy atmosphere in the background. The kitchen is hot and the sauce runs magmatic. The gang takes turns relentlessly lacing the beat with intoxicating effect, and a unique Contra dynamic dominates the soundscape. Coordinated tag-team attacks and unmatchable flows are the strategy of the day.
Simmysimmynya and J1 paint a scene of opulence and indulgence as they exclaim their units superiority right before M’tunez-I and Uno July, who deliver stellar rhyme schemes medleys that will quell any doubt concerning the pedigree of skill on show.
The track then undergoes an explosive change up and Simmysimmynya steers the whole experience into overdrive and finally back home for a devastating win.
Stream Nightshift below & download the song here.