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Shota Comes Through With “The Untold Story”

Shota – The Untold Story

Shota – The Untold Story

Shota (born Mnqobi Mdabe) is a South African singer, producer and songwriter. Shota released his solo album ‘Afro Rawmantic’ in 2011. The album fuses hardcore dance beats with soulful, sensual singing. The album also includes collaborations with a multitude of artists including DJ Euphonik , Black Coffee and Demor. The new album for 2014 entitled “The Untold Story” gives a range of the singers talent. This album is by far Shota’s most melodic album. It is certainly worth a listen.

Below Shota Presents “Your Eyes (House Mix)” this is one of my favorite tracks of the album:

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Tracklist:
01. Shota – Ngiyazifela (04:18)
02. Shota – Diamond Girl (04:32)
03. Shota – Uyakhumbula (04:04)
04. Shota – Izintombi (04:33)
05. Shota – Ngawe (04:16)
06. Shota – Khuzani Zinsizwa (05:18)
07. Shota – Survivor (04:01)
08. Shota – I Wanna Rock With You (05:03)
09. Shota – Rockstar (03:54)
10. Shota – Mmino (04:05)
11. Shota – Your Eyes (House Mix) (04:31)
12. Shota – Move With Me (House Mix) (04:45)
13. Shota – I’m in Love (03:21)
14. Shota – Ingoma (House Mix DJ Stavo & Shota) (04:11)


Soulistic Music Presents “Tumelo – Traces Of Love”

Tumelo - Traces Of Love

Tumelo – Traces Of Love

One of South Africa’s most talented vocalists, Soulistic Music’s very own Tumelo Ruele releases a soulful splendor entitled “Traces Of Love”. Tumelo is singer/songwriter/producer from the Vaal Triangle. He was born and raised in the Vaal. His music is inspirational, entertaining, uplifting, chilled and motivating. Tumelo believes Music is an expression of the soul.

 

Below Tumelo Presents “Not Sleeping Alone ft Rorisang” this is one of his best tracks on this album:


House Afrika Presents “Vinny Da Vinci – Deep House Sounds Vol.10”

Vinny Da Vinci - Deep House Sounds Vol.10

Vinny Da Vinci – Deep House Sounds Vol.10

One of South Africa’s most talented producers Vinny has come a long way from playing at school functions in Pretoria: today he holds the reputation as one of South Africa’s leading house masters. His friendship with DJ Christos has seen them release three albums under the DJ’s @ Work collaboration to date, and his African-ism series under the House Afrika Records label (of which he is co-owner) has dominated the deep-house scene, “pioneering a new wave of minimal, bassline-heavy, Afro-flavoured rhythms that have bewitched dance floors”. Under House Afrika one could only expect a sublime compilation of the best House Music to set the soundtracks to our festive memories.

 

Below Vinny Da Vinci Presents “Steve Paradise-Days in This House Feat.D D Klein(Rocco Deep Mix)” this is one of his best tracks on this album:


Soul Candi Present “DJ Terance – Music Box Vol 7 (Home & Away)”

DJ Terance - Music Box Vol 7 (Home & Away)

DJ Terance – Music Box Vol 7 (Home & Away)

Music Box 7 (the master of vocals, soul and timeless musical genius) Dj Terance has unearthed the new Music Box 7 ‘Music Has No Expiry Date’. Entrenched with his deep passion for vocal hits; Terance finds himself producing and working with a 100%% South African musicians making Music box 7 his first self produced album. Terance doesn’t fail to deliver a truly crisp and tasteful project synonymous with the Music Box heritage and culture. The album has 28 impeccably arranged and composed songs that include solid dance floor fillers such as Texas featuring Dj Clock, Come with me ft Bantu Soul. He features local delights such as Sculptured Music, Kquesoul, Chymamusic, NuTownSoul, Jerah, DeepXcape……the list is endless

Below DJ Terance Presents “DJ Terance feat. DJ Clock – African Healing Dance” this is one of my favorite tracks of the album:


Kalawa Jazmee Present “Black Motion – Fortune Teller”

Black Motion - Fortune Teller

Black Motion – Fortune Teller

Black Motion came into being in early 2010 – when Robert (DJ Murda) Mahosana and percussionist Thabo “Smol” Mabogwane decided to work together. They had already been producing music separately for years prior. From the onset this partnership led to string of respectable production that have been lighting up the dance floors in Southern Africa. Black Motion has enjoyed support from big name south African DJs and party goers alike. Their music has been featured on a number of CD compilations in South Africa and Bhana Shilolo and Set Me Free are on healthy rotation in the leading commercial radio. Fortune Teller has been by far the along awaited album of 2014 with tracks being released since last year 2013 October. The wait has been worth it and the album has certainly been a delight to those new and old to this duo’s work.

Below Black Motion Present “Black Motion – Fortune Teller (feat. Napeleon & Kwela Tebza)” this is one of my favorite tracks of the album:


Soul Candi Presents “Da Capo – Music In Me”

Da Capo - Music In Me

Da Capo – Music In Me

Da Capo is a producer/dj from Limpopo, under his own stable Surreal Sounds but has his work released under House Music giants Soul Candi. Nicodimas Sekheta Mogashoa is a self-taught producer & DJ who has seen his hard work and passion for the sound of house music reach an audience beyond his beloved South Africa. Da Capo is a rare talent and a true gem in the world of Deep House Music. This album is testiment to his growth in this competitive house music scene

Below Da Capo Presents “Da Capo feat. Apple Gule – Forever” this is one of my favorite tracks of the album:


House Afrika Present “Kaylow – Reach Out”

Kaylow - Reach Out

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
13.  You
14.  Sthandwa Sam