It was this collaboration with Black Coffee on Love, Light and Music that catapulted him into an instant international sensation, with the hit single “Juju” setting local and international dance floors ablaze with its thumping beats and Zakes’ vocals hitting the right cords. The success of this album led to him performing on stages in the greater Africa, Europe and Asia.
His most recent collaboration is with Portugal’s leading house act DJEFF. Together they’ve cooked up a brand new single titled, “Zugu Zugu.” With this creation they have been able to integrate their respective cultures and musical backgrounds with their love for electronic music. Inspired by acts like Daft Punk and Armand Van Helden, the release of ‘Zugu Zugu’ serves as an aural embodiment of DJEFF’s and Zakes’ vibrant sound, with upbeat tempos laced with melodic percussions, earning them dope nods from the likes of Major Lazor and Pete Tong.