Mi Casa Celebrates 10 years In The Industry And a New Deal with Universal Studio
South African dance band Mi Casa is celebrating 10 years in the industry and has just signed an international deal.
The band started receiving major attention after their hit single These Streets was released in 2001. Their fifth album – with new song Church Bells – was due to be released on 15 May this year. That had to be pushed back.
The band’s singer and songwriter, J-Something, told the 702’s Midday Report that their longevity in the music industry has been difficult to believe, but that it’s the start of something new.
“I’ve actually been walking around all day as if I didn’t know we’ve been together for 10 years. I’m just in shock, it’s insane. It’s a milestone for us and it’s just the beginning of another chapter.”
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Not really sure how to start this caption but right now we listening #TheseStreets thinking about that day we wrote the song … ten years ago!!! … 3 dudes who didn’t know each other from a bar of soap that went on to write a pretty dope story in the history books of the African music narrative in a short amount of time. SO many times we’ve thought of giving up and always looked TO YOU, the people that have been there for us for the needed encouragement to carry on pushing through on our pursuit of getting this proudly a African band onto the GLOBAL platform that we believe we were made for! So it is with HUGE PRIDE and honestly so much love that we announce a GLOBAL RECORDING DEAL that we have just signed with @umgsa and @afroforce1 !!!! More proud we could not be! To the team at Universal and Afroforce, all the people we’ve met in the last couple weeks from all over the world that are now apart of the mission to get this band to new heights … we welcome you to MI CASA! Mi Casa means my house and now our house is so much bigger ✊Thank You for believing in us and in our ability to be global players!! Lastly to our friends, family our industry peers and all our fans from all over the world … today we reflecting on you guys so much … we thinking so much about how true it is to NEVER give up on your dreams! To push through when it looks impossible!! To do what you love with respect and care! to HONE your craft! To keep your head high and focused on the mission! Lastly to remain humble and hungry because you never know what the future holds!! This is #TENYEARSINTHEMAKING !! Tonight we PARTY IN MI CASA!! On our Facebook live we throwing a party at 6pm … come join us!! #PartyInMiCasa
At 6 pm on Friday night, Mi Casa hosted a party on social media platform Facebook, after announcing they signed a major global record deal.
The band has just signed with Universal Studios, which J-Something says offers the band its first bite at the international music cherry, “which has been our dream”.
But the 10 years together has taught J-Something, producer Dr. Duda, and trumpeter Mo-T, that nothing is impossible.
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