- South African group The Kiffness collaborated with Turk musician Bilal Goregen recently
- The collaboration has been a huge success and is currently sitting at 13 million views worldwide
- Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Dave Scott from The Kiffness opened up about working on the viral project
South African group The Kiffness and Turkish muso Bilal Goregen have gone viral with more than 13 million combined views of their song Ievan Polkka.
The song was originally performed by Goregen and now features remix by The Kiffness.
The Kiffness is best known for their string of radio hits in South Africa, including Find A Way, Too Blessed to be Stressed as well as for online parodies and content.
Speaking to Briefly.co.za, Dave Scott from The Kiffness spoke about the making of the song. He said that he fell in love with the track as soon as he saw the video.
"I thought it was incredibly catchy and I thought it would be a fun song to remix. So I did a short, live looping remix and put it online. The response was great so I DM’d my remix to Bilal on Instagram and asked if he’d be keen to collab."
The pair came to an agreement and the remix was made and released. The response to the track has been amazing, according to Dave.
"The video has since made the Turkish news, started charting on Italy's Shazam Top 200 Chart and has even reached the classrooms of children in China. We’re now beginning to release the single to radio here in South Africa and I'm looking forward to see the response from fans.”
The song is enjoying immense success worldwide. Do you have any other projects lined up to release and strike while the iron’s hot or are you laying back to enjoy your current success?
Dave is still hard at work in the studio and will be releasing new music under a solo endeavour.
"In Feb I have a new single coming out with Julia Church under my solo project "David Scott". Otherwise I think I'm keen to give the parodies a bit of a break after doing 30 last year. In terms of new singles, no Kiffness singles lined up, but keen to see what the rest of the year has to offer. You never know when inspiration might strike!"
The Kiffness did not shut down the idea of making a remix of the remix.
"I'd love to get my boy Kurt Darren to sing on it, and then get Kyle Watson on the beat. Then it would be a proper sokkie treffer!"
In other news, Briefly.co.za reported that The Kiffness released another parody clip and it's just in time for Christmas.
The young man, who is becoming increasingly popular in SA for his hilarious and sometimes brash parody clips put a pen to paper and sang out loud what a lot of people were thinking.
In his latest clip, Kiffness pays tribute to Mariah Carey's All I want for Christmas, but this time he remixes the famous lyrics to add what most people in the world really want for Christmas, and that is to stay safe from the deadly Covid-19.
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