Tribe Presents Sai & Ribatone Stunning “Avenue Of Dreams”
Sai & Ribatone ft Thiwe – Avenue Of Dreams
TTribe Records is excited to present a five-star package from South African stars Sai & Ribatone (whose track ‘Tonite’ was released as Tribe 042) which features remixes by some of the legends of house music alongside rising-star producers.
Sai & Ribatone combined their vocal, DJing and production skills many years ago in Soweto and have been producing successfully since they released their ‘Sunday Showers’ anthem in 2007. Sai & Ribatone’s original mix of Avenue of Dreams is a characteristically warm, slow-burning track with richly-layered vocal harmonies by Thiwe and lyrics encouraging proactive positivity!
Larry Heard is one of the first names in house music in every sense, having produced pioneering dance music in Chicago since before the rest of the world were aware of the Warehouse club. He’s deejayed all over the world for decades, but he doesn’t try to turn every track into a dancefloor banger, instead setting up a lovely conga drum pattern and subtly adding building keyboard lines and synth riffs around the vocal to create a beautifully sophisticated track.
Timmy Regisford’s ‘Bump’ remix delivers on the promise in its name, with a truly chunky bass line to bump along to. Regisford’s career has spanned a few decades too, and he brings all that experience of New York’s Shelter to drive up the temp and the energy of this tune while still allowing the message of the vocal to shine.
Will ‘Reel Soul’ Rodriquez was born in 1984 but made up for being so much younger by being a child prodigy who was already collecting vinyl aged 4 and playing his first DJ gig at the age of 11. Reelsoul’s production skills first surfaced on Frankie Feliciano’s Ricanstruction Records but since 2008 he’s been a prolific producer and remixer on Mr V’s Sole Channel label. There’s plenty of heft in his remix too, and we really love the jazzy piano breaks towards the end.
QB Smith is a DJ, producer, composer and broadcaster who’s a London native but has been based in Johannesburg for over 2 years. Warm Days and We Love, and here he cleverly uses piano and electric guitar riffs to foreground the deep and soulful elements of the track in QB’s Slightly Hotter Remix. Below you can sample one of the amazing remixes: