Esteemed South African house producer Themba has remixed the Hosh & 1979 smash ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’, out May 22nd. Ramping up the percussive elements and looping Jalja’s pitch-perfect vocals, Themba’s ‘Herd Remix’ sees the exciting young artist deliver a vibrant, energetic take on the original that’s positively brimming with colour.
The masterful track has so far amassed 10.5 million streams on Spotify alone, also receiving the remix treatment from house legend Henrik Schwarz. First released exclusively on Beatport back in December via HOSH’s fryhide label, it reached #1 in Melodic House and Techno Tracks playlist and #2 in the main Beatport Chart, as well as receiving strong support from BBC Radio 1, including being named the first ‘Essential New Tune’ of the decade by the legendary Pete Tong.
A longstanding superstar of the South African house scene, Themba has continued to build a global reputation since dropping his highly acclaimed single ‘Who Is Themba’ in 2018. With his music receiving support from A-listers such as Adam Beyer, Pete Tong, Hot Since 82, Damian Lazarus and Masters At Work, he has toured with fellow South African pioneer Black Coffee as well as released his third DJ mix album earlier this year, Herd In Tulum.
A fresh and exciting take on an already globe-conquering track, Themba’s Herd Remix of ‘Midnight (The Hanging Tree)’ offers his own emotive rework of the original.
Listen to the track HERE!