Kaylow – Reach Out
For Meadowlands Soweto rising vocal star, Kaylow (Kelello Segoana) advancing forward into the limelight as a bonafide solo recording artist is the logical next step in a journey so far decorated with some of the house music community’s most prized collaborations of late: Difference with Darque, What About with Rocco, Having You Around with Nastee Nev, Searching with Reelsoul, Ready For The World with Black Coffee and Darque, Out There with Da Capo – these are just a few titles in a long list of stellar musical partnerships which have not only endeared the young singer’s voice to his growing fan base, but were the reason he caught the notice of head honchos Vinny Da Vinci and Tim White, who upon hearing him wasted no time in co-opting him into their House Afrika / Sony Music Entertainment Africa family.
And there has been no shortage of praise for Kaylow’s vocal and songwriting talents from within the industry’s upper echelons. For one, Sony Music’s head of A&R Zakes Bantwini – himself an accomplished musician – insists on his genius and star power. ‘Kaylow is not your typical house music vocalist, he is a song-writer foremost, he pens love songs that recalls Oscar Wilde quotes, offering something special to today’s pop obsessed music market’, says Bantwini, predicting ‘Kaylow just knows how to brighten up songs, with the talent he possess he’s surely destined for greatness’.
Soul/R&B and Gospel are the obvious markers of Kaylow’s genre influences. The artists who have helped to shape his vocal phrasing are the ones considered elder statesmen of modern day R&B. He has learned by listening to some of the best – favorites like BoyzIIMen, Luther Vandross, and Brian McKnight are counted amongst them and help explain why his tone harkens back to a time when real vocal delivery mattered. ‘I describe my music as the hearts expression’, says Kaylow, my passion lies in music and the most exciting thing about my work is hearing how much of a difference it makes in peoples lives’
The time has arrived for Kaylow to finally unleash his full impact. With that voice as a weapon his debut set of soul-soaked songs demonstrate the range in which Kaylow oscillates so effortlessly, starting out sensual and atmospheric on
Below House Afrika Present “Kaylow – Reach Out” this is one of my favorite tracks of the album:
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1. Close My Eyes
2. When You’re Here
3. I’m In Love With A Stranger
4. The SoulCafe
5. Walk Away
6. Greatest Love
7. Nothing Better
8. Reach Out
9. Cry 4 Love
10. Rather Be With U
11. Dysfunctional Head
12. Don’t Say We’re Thru
14. Sthandwa Sam
Ralf Gum – In My City
Jumping straight in on the No.1 spot on iTunes South Africa on day of release and already one of the most celebrated albums of 2014 in the motherland, House veteran DJ/producer Ralf GUM unleashes his third album, ‘In My City’, unto the rest of the world on his acclaimed GOGO Music label.
Moulded with his soulful, organic signature sounds,‘In My City’ is a tapestry of beautifully weaved songs and features local South African and international artists – established and upcoming. These include top drawer artists such as the inimitable Hugh Masekela, “My love for his tone on the trumpet never faded”, says Ralf, who grew up listening to Hugh. Many years later upon meeting, the two clicked instantly and whipped up two songs for the album: the gorgeous love song ‘With Her Hand’ and voices the topic of over population on ‘In The City’.of the realms of underground respect and onto the world dance stage – an essential release.
Below GoGo Music Present “Ralf Gum – In My City”:
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01 With Her Hand feat. Hugh Masekela
02 Our Love Is A Star feat. Jocelyn Mathieu
03 A Brighter Dream feat. Kafele
04 Free (Is All I Wanna Be) feat. Portia Monique
05 The Pap feat. Monique Bingham
06 In The City feat. Hugh Masekela
07 Bi ‘na ba n’jo feat. Dele Sosimi
08 My Angel feat. KB
09 Love Core feat. Omar
10 The Best Thing feat. Lee Bling
Chymamusique – Gift Of Sound
With a background as a jazz pianist it’s little wonder Chymamusique’s debut album is soaked in smooth chords and twinkling harmonies. It also melodically slays on the dancefloor.
Featuring collaborations with Brian Temba and Soulstar and Chymamusique’s usual lush production, ‘Gift of Sound’ is just that: a gift. It comes on the heels of much success for the young Polokwane producer: after starting to produce in the mid-2000s he won a trio of remix competitions (for Soulcandi, Blackwhole ENT and Castle Lite), had tracks included on numerous compilations (including ‘House Afrika Sessions’ (volumes 2, 3 and 4) and Kanunu’s ‘Soul Mediation’ and he collaborated with DJ Fresh.
He’s also worked with the likes of Kaylow, Rona Ray, John Lundun, CannonSoul and Afrique Essence, remixed Darque & Reelsoul, Fistaz Mixwell ft. Mello Soul and the massive Mi Casa, whilst as a DJ he’s shared stages with the likes of Vinny Da Vincy, Glen Lewis, QB Smith, Charles Webster and Atjazz. If any artist is perfectly poised to hit the big time it’s Chymamusique, and this House Afrika release should do the trick.
Drenched in deep, sweeping atmospherics, glittering keys, soulful vocals and more than enough bass propulsion, ‘Gift of Sound’ should take Chymamusique out of the realms of underground respect and onto the world dance stage – an essential release.
Below House Afrika Present “Chymamusique – Gift Of Sound”:
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01. Chymamusique & John Lundun – Let It Be
02. Chymamusique feat. Botshelo – Hands Of Time
03. Chymamusique feat. Lunga – All I Know
04. Chymamusique feat. Siya – Hold On
05. Chymamusique & Afrique Essence feat. Morzaaq – Memories
06. Chymamusique feat. Nengah Krisnarini – Live Your Life
07. Chymamusique feat. Mindgames – Play Me A Song (Album Version)
08. Chymamusique feat. Tamlyn G – Can’t Deny
09. Andys & Nteeze feat. Anthony Poteat – Gotta Get (Chymamusique Remix)
10. Chymamusique feat. Brian Temba – Never Thought
11. Chymamusique feat. Rona Ray – No Prison
12. Chymamusique feat. Soulstar – If Only
13. Chymamusique – Purple Stains
14. Chymamusique – Train To London
Deep Forest SA Presents Jungle Fever Vol 2 Mixed By Kaleido
DeepForestSA brings the most anticipated compilation selected and compiled by one of DFSA’s very own Kaleido. Born innocent ‘tshepo’ chego (26) a.k.a kaleido a sound engineering graduate, club dj & music producer. Just like most other dj’s kaleido started by collecting mix tapes and recording some of the material on radio. He has elevated himself to the heights of being valued as a up and coming producer under the aid of DeepForestSA.
Jaguar Paw and Miggs Foreal met in House 22 playing along each other while experimenting in deep house, they clicked heavily in term of music and their vision of house music.
They do travel around dishing out top set until they had a huge following, that’s when Jaguar Paw started the series of Deep Forest making hot mix tapes to share his unique sounds with the masses where he often put Miggsas a guest. Due to the huge demand and the big following they decided to take Deep Forest further off to the world and share it with the deep house heads…they often contacted by a lot of DJs and producers nationwide and abroad.
This is a label that will cater for the real house lovers.
Below Deep Forest SA Presents Jungle Fever Vol 2 Mixed By Kaleido:
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01. I Broke my beats – Cubique DJ
02. Steamy love – Toxic & John Lundun feat. Holi M
03. Life Illusion – Roque feat Xena
04. Sabela uthando – Jonny Montana feat. Empress Lebo
05. I wanna (Landy’s afro remix) – House Victimz feat. Kano
06. Broken – DJ Laylow
07. Uthando – House Victimz & Kaleido feat. Bonj
08. Babiza bani (House Victimz Afro mix) – Muskidd Ft Garth
09. Come back – Kaleido feat. Les-Ego
10. Amen for 8years prayer – House Victimz
11. African traveler – Roque
12. Hold my love (Dub mix) – Stagz Jazz
Marketed & Distributed by Motherland Distribution
(P) 2014 South Africa
DeepforestSA Entertainment (Pty) Ltd
Andyboi – Trail Evolution
As a talented vocalist, songwriter, producer and DJ; Andyboi is officially launching his debut album. “Trail Evolution” features 12 original Andyboi tracks which are each uniquely laced with his mesmerizing vocals, spiced up with captivating instrumentals and tied together by the skillful production of the highly regarded Cuebur. The 13th offering is an Andyboi remix of Cuebur’s track “No Doubt” featuring Marissa Guzman.
Referring to the album as a true reflection of who he is and the story of his life; Andyboi claims to draw inspiration from his life experiences and those who are closest to him, saying “the good and bad things that I’ve been through in my life and the memories of this incredible journey inspires me”. Offering fans a versatile album filled with different styles of music and a number of languages; Andyboi says he is all about House. Including Afro, Soul, Deep and Electronic flavours allows him to cater for all lovers of dance music.
The first single off the album is already doing well – not only locally but internationally as well. Andyboi and Cuebur performed to a crowd of over 25,000 people in Angola in the month of April where the track “Emhlabeni” was well received. It even reached the number one spot on Angola’s hit station MixFM. It also took the number one position on South Africa’s YFM. As an indication of the album’s success, the signs couldn’t be clearer.
A diverse album offering feel-good tracks that are sure to keep you on your feet all night long; there is no doubt that Andyboi has created an impactful album for his debut release
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DJ Fresh – Fresh Goes Electro, Vol. 3
DJ Fresh known for his ever evolving taste in house music is back with a smash hit compilation album. DJ Fresh is a household name, known for being a spectacular yet humble radio personality, rocking club DJ, professional producer, creative entrepreneur and all-round family guy.
Formerly known as Thato Sikwane from Botswana, DJ Fresh, has grown into one of the most influential and respected muso’s in the South African music industry. His reputation for aligning himself with consistently good quality music has created loyal fans who trust his collections and productions. This has been most notably been seen with his work with Euphonik in the FeU albums which are widely respected and adored.
His newest album, was released early April 2014, is the third of its kind from the popular DJ and offers his fans two discs of incredible dance anthems. Fresh Goes Electro Vol.3 is the newest edition to this successful series, of which both predecessors sold over 10,000 units. The album includeslocal and international tracks as well as two remixes of his and Euphonik’s original production “Cool & Deadly” featuring Nyanda. Another special treat included on the album for all the F.eU fans is their newest track, “Sex”. Brand new and guaranteed to be as hot as their last track, Fresh knows how to bring sexy back.
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Cubique – Alter Native
Thulani Mabena aka “Cubique DJ CB” (An African Deep, Soulful House, Hip Hop Producer) and DJ. Hailing from a musical family, Thulani is highly influenced by his cousins Nathan Xulu, Mteya Xulu & father Calvin Xulu.
20 Years of Age, Born & Raised in Middelburg MP South Africa. Expresses Thoughts & Feelings Through The Inevitable World of Music. Evolving with the technology playing from the vinyl- era up to the digital- era. Treating every DJ Set and music production as a spiritual journey.
Cubique’s album offers a soulful taste of house music. One cannot resist the melodies and harmonies this very young talented producer has put together. The main tracks to look out for are “Let me (what is soul), Reason to stay, Ms. Divine (Cubique DJ Sauces Mix), Ngixolele and the popular first single release of the album Low”.
Below Deep Forest Brings You Cubique DJ’s Debut Album “Alter Native”.
A soulful yet dancefloor filling self-composed album.
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1. “Let Me (What Is Soul)” Feat. Denny Dugg
2. “Reason To Stay” Feat. I Am X
3. “Zoi” Feat. Troy Denari
4. “Ms. Divine (Cubique DJ Sauces Mix)” Feat. Niqco & Ras Vadah
5. “Season In Time” Feat. Deuce Concept & Garth Brown
6. “King” Feat. Jasmine Clemente -
7. “Blue Black Winter” Feat. Ras Vadah
8. “Low” Feat. Denny Dugg
9. “Ngixolele” Feat. Komfort Blendz
10. “Wating In Vain” Feat. McGee Keys & Troy Denari
12. “Lurid” Feat. Roque