French electro-duo Synapson teamed up with Bonga, one of Angola’s most important post-independence vocalists, on their new version of “Mona Ki Ngi Xica” via Unity Records.
Talking about the track, Synapson shares, “We are really happy that our version of ‘Mona Ki Ngi Xica’ could see the light. With more than 30 million views on YouTube, we are proud that this track can be re-born for everyone to listen to. Thanks to Bonga’s kindness and support, we hope that this magical track will continue to reach as many people as possible.”
Synapson is the musical project of multi-instrumentalists Alexandre Chiere (keyboards, beats, vocals) and Paul Cucuron (drums, scratch, record production, mixing). Formed in 2009, the duo’s goal was to create a “mist of atmosphere,” blending jazz and rap coated with soulful melodies and deep house music.
In 2015, the pair released their hit single, “Djon maya mai,” featuring Victor Deme, which has collected more than 55 million Spotify streams, along with “All in You” with Anna Kova (30 million streams), and “Fireball” with Broken Back (28 million streams).
So far, Synapson has amassed more than 935,000 monthly listeners, as well as over 100 million streams on Spotify, along with being featured on Spotify’s Mood Ring editorial playlist.
“Mona Ki Ngi Xica” opens on delicious percussion full of heavy beats and light, sparkling accents. A softly strumming guitar and deep, resonant bass tones fill the tune with pulsating textures as elements of Semba emerge in the background.
Bonga’s folk-flavored vocals give the lyrics mysterious, calming timbres, at once alluring and relaxing.
Synapson and Bonga have it going on! “Mona Ki Ngi Xica” drips with luscious creamy colors, a seductive rhythm, and captivating vocals.