Nastee Nev Steps In With A Soulful Rendition “0808 Sweetsoul “
Nastee Nev – 0808 Sweetsoul
Following their signing of highly-rated Pretoria producer Nastee Nev (aka Neville Moeletsi), House Afrika are proud to present his superb debut album for the label, ‘0808 Sweetsoul’, a release that’s sure to set a new high watermark for the fast-flowing outpouring of soulful South African house.
Nastee Nev’s credentials are impeccable: he’s already worked with the likes of Kafele Bandele, Afrotraction and Andy Compton, and remixed DJ Christos’ remake of Brenda Fassie’s “Weekend Special”. He featured on Kanunu’s excellent ‘Soul Meditation’ compilation and recorded for 2lani the Warrior’s Do It Now label (alongside the likes of Charles Webster, Collective Spirit and Deep Xcape). He also made a huge splash with the hit track “Hung Up on You” with Donald Sheffey, a staple for months on stations like Yfm and Metro.
But this album sees him at the pinnacle of his powers, wrapping lush vocals around gorgeous melodies generated by Rhodes, piano and strings. Mastered by the amazing Martin “Atjazz” Iveson, ‘0808 Sweetsoul’ contains contributions from an array of top class vocalists, including the aforementioned Donald Sheffey (who pops up on the album’s first single, the already massive “Let Go”).
Also adding doses of vocal soul to the album are the likes of Kaylow; Chicago’s Cei Bei (who has worked with the likes of Glenn Underground, Abicah Soul and Gene Hunt); Merldy Barbara Berry (who’s collabed with HHP and Zolani from Freshlyground); the legendary US lyricist / producer Keith Thompson (who tracked the vocal for Raze’s seminal “Break 4 Love” over two decades ago and who has worked with luminaries like Marshall Jefferson, Joe T. Vannelli, Victor Simonelli and Tony Humphries); Tandra Zawadi; Dana Byrd (a sometime Andy Compton collaborator), Pholoso and UK-based Steve Menzies.
Rich in emotive voices, momentum and melody, ‘0808 Sweetsoul’ is a sumptuous proposition that’s bound to be a huge house game-changer.
Here is an Album Preview if you still have doubts: