Cool Under Pressure is a Namibian kwaito duo, composed of two members, Dalmau “Ice” Hamaambo and William “Willy-G” Shilamba, best known for their hit song “Heavy Friday” which peaked at number one on various music charts in 2012 when the members were still in high school. The song gained considerable media attention after an official remix was released featuring musicians such as Catty Catt, Tesh, Blacksheep and Mappz. They are based in Windhoek, Namibia.
Their debut album “The Heavy Friday Collection” was released in December 2012. C.U.P started recording their second studio album, “Free Money”, and it is scheduled to be released in December 2016. Their first official single off their sophomore album, “Atata” was released on 20th June 2016.
The duo had been working for several years under the moniker “40King”, producing music at home and playing at local events, parties and bars.
They had used money from part-time jobs to be able to travel and perform across Namibia. The group has opened stage to massive music acts such as Jack Parrow (South Africa), Cabo Snoop (Angola) and Gazza (Namibia). The group had also managed to have meetings with representatives from record labels, although they were unable to sign a record deal. The group then also toured across Namibia, performing at multiple shows.
After a long struggle with finances, Cool Under Pressure have managed to receive funding to operate their very own recording studio which has produced albums for artists such as Paradox, Hansolo, J. Black, D-Jay, KP Illest, Nasha Blaque, Blacksheep, L.T.D, just to name a few.