The award-winning house duo consisting of Jonathan “Ziyon” Hamilton, who is a vocalist and #PoorMichelle, who is a DJ and producer, is on the verge of splitting.
According to Daily Sun, the duo shot to fame in 2009 with a hot single called Fairytale, which cemented them into the music scene as a household name. Last Saturday, Liquideep performed at Carnival City, Brakpan, without #PoorMichelle.
Daily Sun contacted #PoorMichelle (alias Thabo ‘Ryzor’ Shokgolo), who confirmed the split.
“The whole issue came from my side. I know my decision wasn’t taken well by the band,” #PoorMichelle allegedly said.
According to #PoorMichelle, it’s not a “split”, but rather a type of growth as he’s tired of being Ziyon’s shadow and will be busy on the production side of things.
“As you saw last weekend at the event, I wasn’t there. I pulled back because there couldn’t be a better time to leave Liquideep than the present.
“There is no bad blood between Ziyon and I,” said #PoorMichelle.
Daily Sun has learnt Ziyon will release his solo album, Audio Alchemy, in July this year.
Ziyon said: “With regards to Liquideep, we’re both taking different directions, both personally and career wise.
“Naturally, this affects things moving forward. Though I do feel that there’s a lot of positive things that will come from this new endeavour.” – Daily Sun