Keketso Moteetee, the versatile artist known as Ron Dayvu, has returned with a new EP, “The Doyenne.” Ron Dayvu blends R&B, pop, rap and chillhop across his music. His latest release showcases the range of sounds and styles that have made him a standout Southern African talent.
“The Prologue” opens the album with 36 seconds of electro-spoken word poetry, you can almost feel his lyrics as if he’s whispering in your ear. His vocals seep into your mind, setting the tone for an album steeped in chill vibes and R&B grooves.
“Resin” hits the ground running, soaked in reverb and bass that makes you want to dance. Ron Dayvu’s flow is so intoxicating that you’ll forget everything around you, lost in the haze. “The Fracas” provides another quick interlude, doubling down on the effects that make the album feel like a permanent cool-weather chill.
“Cinderella” is the main event, Ron Dayvu at his most charismatic. Slick, funky production meets fast, playful rhymes and melodies ripe for singing along. It’s the sound of an artist unfettered, chasing beats and ideas rather than formats. The track is supremely chill and never slips, proving that Ron Dayvu’s effortless style is the product of hard work and an ear for catchy, genre-bending magic.
“The Avowal” and “Samba Samba” continue the album’s run of groovy interludes and dancefloor hits. The former maximizes minimalism while the latter lets loose, blending rhythms with afro-futurist synth stabs and Ron Dayvu’s honey-drenched vocals. “Samba Samba” is made for movement, releasing energy and inhibitions.
“U N I” closes the album on a high note, featuring one of the richest basslines and hardest-hitting beats. Vocals and flow maintain the upbeat, fun-loving spirit of the track, getting louder and prouder as it builds to a triumphant climax. This song leaves “The Doyenne” EP on a thunderous, flavorful note, solidifying Ron Dayvu as an artist gaining momentum.
“The Doyenne” advances Ron Dayvu’s unique style solidifies his place as one of the world’s and Southern Africa’s most compelling voices. The EP is a stake in the ground, proof of an artist attuned to the moment but crafting timeless music. Chill may be in the name, but passion and energy fuel every track. You can find Ron Dayvu on social media, where you can stay updated on any of his future releases. The EP “The Doyenne” is now available for streaming on Spotify. Be sure to check it out there.