TROUBLE’S brewing for one of Mzansi’s A-list DJs, Euphonik, and his latest creative collaborator Killer Kau. This as the duo has been accused of stealing the hit single, Tholukuthi, by the Diamond Lifestyle Entertainers.
The four-man band from Daveyton in Ekurhuleni includes Mark Khoza, Agreesto Mabunda, Teeza Mokoena and Taelo Molapo. The unhappy diamonds said Killer Kau (real name Sakhile Makhubu) stole their song after it premiered on Joburg-based youth radio station YFM in June.
According to the quartet, this was after it played on The Best Drive afternoon show hosted by DJs Sabby and Tshepi from Monday to Friday.
They insisted the19-year-old then posted a video online last month, using the same Tholukuthi gimmick over a beat by the Destruction Boys, after their interview.
And the video went viral, the diamonds said, prompting DJ Euphonik (real name Themba Nkosi) to collaborate with Killer Kau.
The Diamond Lifestyle Entertainers, behind the Abantu Babantu hit, said they had big plans for their alleged song.
Said Mark: “We were planning to make this our summer song.
“Everyone knows it on the East Rand, since we are resident DJs at the Two Tone nightclub, where it was first released in May.
“What makes us angry is Killer Kau’s unapologetic response.
“Euphonik is from the same kasi as us, he knows this is our craft. We’re the ones who produced the song.”
The diamonds claimed to have sought legal help to handle the matter. “We know we aren’t famous and don’t have a lot of money but, make no mistake, they will stop performing that song soon,” Taelo said.
Killer Kau’s manager Gaster Serumulo referred us to Euphonik, who hadn’t gotten back to our questions at the time of going to print.