HouseHold Funk Talks About Their South African Music Awards Nomination
The 24th Annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs) will be taking place on May 24th, 2018, where some of the country’s most notable and/or emerging music talent will be attending this auspicious occasion with the hopes of walking away with an award or two.
To keep you in the loop, we’ve introduced House The SAMAs: an unconventional exploration of the aforementioned music award show as well as the impact and relevance of a South African Music Awards nomination.
Having said that, this week we had a quick chat with South African house music collective, House Hold Funk about their first ever SAMA nomination for ‘Remix of the Year’ – particularly for their remix of British South African (London-based) singer, songwriter, Cara Frew’s “Free” record.
Congratulations! How do you feel about being nominated for a South African Music Award?
We feel super proud to know that our work has been recognised locally at the highest level. To be nominated as one of the top 5 in our category is already a huge achievement that motivates us to work even harder.
Can you list two common misconceptions about the nomination process and reasons why you would say they are wrong?
We aren’t aware of any. We are certain the process is fair and clear and we are just happy to be nominated.
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Do you personally believe that you deserve to win in this category? Why?
Yes, we do. We feel that our final product was well constructed and gained significant popularity on local radio.
We have worked extremely hard on this specific remix, if we do not win the award we would still be very humble and thankful just to be nominated amongst the best in the country.
Since there can only be one winner in each category – if, for any reason, you do not win, what kind of overall impact would you like this nomination to have on your career?
We trust this nomination exposes our work to more people in the industry as well as grows our fan base. Just to be nominated is already a huge personal achievement. All nominees deserve to win at the end of the day, the public sometimes don’t realize how many hours and sacrifice goes into this line of work from all musicians.
Lastly, finish this sentence: South African Music Awards matter because…
It gives local musicians a platform to get honoured for their achievements and hard work. It is encouraging to have your colleagues acknowledge and support your work.
You can watch the official music video for Household Funk’s remix of “Free” by Cara Frew below and do let us know what you think about it in the comment section further down below.