After two years of international schooling in a variety of countries Darque, returns to the music industry with a fine sound and is ready to take on the world. Darque is known for his Afrocentric, quality sound, and having worked with the likes of Shimza in the past, he is now ready to perfect his own craft.
His latest single Shakara is slowly becoming a favoured song on national radio, with the likes of Thomas aka Bad Boy T, comparing his sound to that of Black Coffee and other similar artists. This comes as no surprise, as Darque was mentored by the international Nathi Maphumulo. The two even have a song together called “Ready For The World” which also featured the talented artist Kaylow.
Darque is not new to this industry, “I’ve worked on so many hits in my 7 years in music and I’ve tried my best to be humble about it but time waits for no man. I think I am finally ready to face the music head on”. Like most artists, Darque has music and mixes available online, including his sophomore album This Is Africa, but marketing your brand and music is very important, and Darque now plans on taking his music more public.
Born Molapo Malatji he describes “my history in music is very rich and I am grateful that my father had such a wide ranging taste in music. Being a young person, I feel it is important to feed this generation with lots of sounds without creating conflict or confusion”. This musical genius has an art in finding rooted artists and sounds and then turning them into relatable tunes.
We look forward to seeing Darque’s latests video Shakara, which will be launching soon. The song features Nigerian born talent Rhey Osborne on vocals. “Shakara!” is a word commonly used among the Nigerian youth. The word derives from a popular Fela Kuti song titled “Shakara Olu Oje” which means “to show off”.