In the vibrant and ever-evolving landscape of Cape Town’s hip-hop and Drill music scene, one collective has managed to carve a niche for itself through a potent combination of experience, innovation, and a passion for controlling their artistic destiny.
CTT Beats, a group of highly skilled producers, has not only etched their name in the industry but has also demonstrated resilience in the face of adversity, emerging stronger and more determined than ever.
The journey of CTT Beats began with a modest yet pivotal decision to create beats, led by their standout beatmaker, Tukara Moya, who also goes by the moniker “beatsmith”.
Their motivation stemmed from a bitter initial experience, where a song they had poured their heart into was leaked to a prominent South African artist. To their astonishment, their creation found its way onto SA radio and the male artist’s album.
This setback, though disheartening, fueled their desire to educate themselves and seize control of their musical process, placing CTT Beats firmly at the core.
Transitioning from being mere beatmakers to a fully-fledged in-house production team was a turning point. As the word spread through Cape Town that CTT Beats was ready to collaborate with artists, their trajectory began to ascend, and there has been no looking back since.
Their latest release, “Ole,” showcases their growth and evolution. This high-energy drill track defies convention, reaching beyond the boundaries of traditional drill music to engage a wider audience.
What sets “Ole ” apart is its fusion of English and Tswana, a South African dialect, which adds a distinctive flavor to the track. This blend isn’t limited to language; it extends to the collaboration of both UK and South African artists and producers, underscoring CTT Beats’ ability to bridge cultural divides through their music.
The infectious hook, “Ole Ole,” has an undeniable catchiness that not only resonates with listeners but also holds the potential to captivate social media audiences, further amplifying the track’s reach.
Moreover, the accompanying video, shot in the vibrant backdrop of London, promises to be a visual feast, enhancing the overall experience for fans.
With each creation, CTT Beats is proving that adversity can be a stepping stone toward greatness.
Their journey from a disillusioning setback to a position of creative empowerment is inspiring, and it’s evident that they’ve harnessed their experiences to propel themselves into a realm of musical distinction.
Stream “Ole” on spotify below.