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Urban Groovers working on compilation album

Talented composers and producers will combine efforts on the compilation album that is expected to hit the streets in April this year.
Roy and Royce of the Handirege fame will partner artists such as Enock Munhenga (XQ) Alicias Musimbe (Maskiri), Ngoni Kambarami, Decibel, Sniper, David Chifunyise, Extra Large, Tererai  Mugwadi and many others.


Joseph Madzire and Macdonald Chidavaenzi (Mc Dee) and various other producers have teamed up for the production of this album. The Expandable is the brainchild of XQ and Extra Large who made a name in music circles with their hit single Maroja.

“Urban grooves music has been ruled out by many as fast-dying a natural death and we want to end this speculation and revitalise urban grooves,” XQ said.

He said The Expandable was meant to reach out to all fans as will be shown by the fusion of all styles that became popular during the peak of urban grooves.

“For example, the single that I did with Tuku (Pane Rudo) reaches out to all fans and that is what we are trying to come up with, something more appealing.”

The Expandable is a project that banks its ideas from a smash hit United States movie of the same name which was produced in 2010. A number of popular actors teamed up to make the movie.

The album consists of 12 tracks that have been composed and currently under post-production and it will feature all popular voices and styles that were once heard in this genre.

“We are expecting to come up with more tracks since we are still negotiating with other artists to participate in this project”, said Norman Manwere (Likkl N), of Extra Large.

The album is set to be launched in April but some of the songs on the album will be available for airplay before its release.

The urban grooves genre came with so much promise at the turn of the millennium, catapulted by a government decision to promote local talent by enforcing an ambitious 75% local content policy on all radio stations.

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